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Honey believe me…I’ve been there. As a matter of fact, I visit this place more often than people may think. Sometimes my curls want to have a mind of their own. Sometimes my face breaks out. Sometimes when I smile, I become SUPER self-conscious. Sometimes, I just feel like…..blah. My boyfriend, who swears up and down I’m the most beautiful girl in the world, thinks I’m crazier than crazy when I say “I don’t feel pretty today,” but sometimes, it’s true.
So trust me…YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
But here’s the kicker….no matter what anyone says…no matter what that inner voice tries to tell you…YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL.
YOU. ARE . STUNNING.
YOU MA’AM ARE PRETTY. FREAKIN’. GORGEOUS.
This morning, I woke up and read something that made my jaw literally hit the floor. After having the most amazing boudoir experience, a woman was left feeling broken and not confident because a guy told her “you should waited until you lost weight to take these photos.”
WHAT?!? WHO DOES THIS GUY THINK HE IS?!? HAS HE LOST HIS MIND?!?
After I calmed down, I decided to put in my two cents on this subject.
The beauty of us being women is that… WE ARE WOMEN. We are mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and wives. We have alluring curves and bring life into the world. We come in all colors, shapes and sizes. We are unique. Mesmerizing. Created in God’s image.
WHO ARE WE TO THINK WE ARE NOT BEAUTIFUL?!?
When God created you, He created you in perfection. Everything about you from your eyes to your love handles to your thighs was created by Him. How amazing is that?
The world’s standard of beauty is no longer a reason for you to avoid the camera. I don’t need to “photoshop you to make you look skinny” or take away your thickness and make you look like Halle Berry. You are not Halle. You are YOU…DROP DEAD GORGEOUS AND SEXY IN YOUR OWN RIGHT.
If your honey is anything like mine, he wants a picture of you so he can show you off. Your children want a picture with their mommy so they can celebrate just how pretty mommy is. Your family wants pictures of you because they’re family, they think your simply perfect and they love you. And that’s just it: If everyone else loves you and finds you beautiful…honestly…what’s your excuse?
You are a woman. I am a woman. We are beautiful…curves and crooked smiles and all.
So let’s make a deal. Right here. Right now.
I will promise to feel beautiful all the time regardless of any negativity I may hear if you promise to do the same. Deal? Ok…Deal.
Now. Let’s go forth and be Beautiful.