You Don’t Have To Change A Thing,
You Are Beautiful Just The Way You Are!
The World Needs What Only You Can Offer!
Sitting amongst a loud and crowded restaurant, it was hard not to overhear the many conversations blaring from the lively group of young adult beauties. Between the excitement of the 4th of July festivities to their summertime travels, one thing was apparent: They spent more time comparing and competing and criticizing than celebrating the beautiful beloveds they all were.
What is it about us beloveds spending time engaged in conversations that are filled with comparisons, criticism and competition instead of celebrating each other and our lives? Why can’t we just be, imperfections and all, instead of the superficial boasting of lies?
Being honest here, I am older and wiser being Grammy Tammy, but due to my own battle scars and stitches and imperfections, I was feeling a bit envious myself because I no longer possessed that youthful appearance equipped with perfect skin and a sculpted body; but I only wonder how most Beloveds feel once they get home and process all those destructive comments spewed out through jealousy, comparison and competition?
To Everyone Wishing They Were Someone Else,
We Need You To Be Your Beautiful and Unique Self!
We all want to be seen and heard! I get that. We all want to believe that we’re loved and valued. And we are! But why do we label others that are different than us? Why do we size each other up before we even get to know what’s below the superficial facade? There’s beauty underneath all these differences and scars.
I spent years wasting my own youthful beauty instead of enjoying it by creating this ditzy-blonde alter ego because my intelligence intimated most men coupled with the physical beauty I possessed at the time. The girls hated me and the boys were afraid of me! Talk about stepping stones leading to strongholds of insecurities and destruction of any self-worth and value.
But to defame my God-given gift of intelligence just to fit in and be accepted is similar to what many Beloveds are doing nowadays with hiding behind their perceived imperfections in being different because of the color of their skin, the size of their bodies, and the differing cultures and attitudes similar to the competition and demands dictated by society leading to all these cosmetic surgeries.
My body back then had to be rail thin; in fact, at my old height of 5’11”, I weighed in at 135 pounds, wore a size 3, and I was considered three pounds overweight for my modeling. Talk about creating a body image struggle at its finest hour. God forbid to be caught dead in a bikini three pounds overweight at a size 3? We have been taught to be something we’re not instead of embracing who God designed us to be and the beauty that lies and radiates within. Look at all the joy and fun we are missing because of this mindset.
Who determines what beautiful is anyways? Is it a Victoria Secret model with stunning long legs and a sculpted face like Gigi Hadid? How about a humanitarianism beauty like Angelina Jolie? Better yet, how about the beautiful Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton herself, the royal princess loved by all?
My definition of beautiful is that being beautiful has nothing to do with looks. It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves. I call and identify all Beloveds I encounter as Beautiful. Just ask any of my friends, doctors and associates. Those are spoken words worth repeating because they’re truthful and they build up!
We have to stop the labeling. We have to stop the comparing. We have to stop being somebody we were not designed and created to be. We all have imperfections. We cannot continue to tear down one another. We all are uniquely designed with qualities that only WE HAVE! God designed us to be the only person with our unique qualities. Now that’s something to embrace and celebrate and be confident about!
How about we start celebrating a new nation this Independence Day determining to believe and behave that all lives matter, realizing our need for each other, to learn values and attributes that the other person can teach, to enjoy the qualities and gifts that others offer, and to celebrate the life and beauty of each Beautiful Beloved. God designed us all differently for a reason. Without each other, there is no beauty in the bunch.
When I was the “perfect 10” by society’s standards, educated model with it all, I hated everything about myself and even tried to destroy it because I didn’t feel I belonged or fit in, and I wanted to be noticed and loved. And yet with that yearning to be “somebody” at any cost, I was willing to destroy it all in order to be sculpted into something else that society deemed worthy of love. That is when God proclaimed that He was the sculptor, the Divine artist, and He created a masterpiece who was already beautiful.
Why is it when we have straight hair, we want curly hair? Better yet, I remember being flat chested and wanting large breasts. Well, now due to child bearing and age, gravity has blessed me with large breasts and I don’t want them. You know how hard it is to find blouses that accommodate a larger bust without making you look pregnant? Hello…
Let’s celebrate this Independence Day by embracing our newfound freedom in accepting each other, every color and culture, our bodies, our beauty, our value and uniqueness, and the Beautiful Beloveds God designed us all to be. No more running and hiding from our beautiful selves. No more apologizing for who we are. Let’s embrace the uniqueness that no one else has except for us. Our lives matter, each one of us. God designed us all unique with value that no one else has or can offer. Thank you for contributing your beauty to the bunch. The world would be dark and gloomy, not to mention flavorless, without your beautiful self.
Enjoy listening to the amazing lyrics and words from other beloveds in this video from Alessia Cara’s song, “Scars To Your Beautiful.”
Until next time…
Thank You For Being Beautiful You!