Yesterday morning it was raining hard and I woke up at 4 am. I couldn’t go back to sleep so I read the Bible then began to work. I got lost in work for 2 hours which put me behind. On top of everything my hair was “poofy” and giving me problems. I tossed my hair items and makeup in my bag and ran out of the house. I was so far behind that I had to comb Bria’s hair in the school parking lot then told her I needed to get myself together when I got to work. She asked what I meant and I said I needed to comb my hair and put on my makeup. She smiled and said “Mommy, you look beautiful just the way you are and I love your hair. You can rock that”. LOL. In her eyes, I was flawless. I smiled and said “Okay, Mommy just may rock with this today”.
I put on some lip gloss, brushed over my face, shaped my hair with my fingers and went to work. To my surprise, I received more compliments than I could count. Maybe Bria was on to something. I have always told her that she is naturally beautiful and since she was a baby, I’ve sang to her one of my favorites by Prince: ” You must be, the most beautiful girl in the world. It’s plain to see, you’re the reason that God made a girl”.
I posted this message with my picture on Facebook and Instagram and people commented on my beauty within shining on the outside. Even as I stared at my picture, I got lost in my eyes and thought wow….I am wonderfully made by God. Self-talk is a powerful thing. My self-talk said I didn’t look presentable while my daughter and others reminded me of my beauty, inside and out. We must learn to love ourselves, the skin we’re in and our kinky hair (or whatever kind of hair you may have) and love the natural beauty that God has given each one of us. Most times we are stressing over our looks for no reason at all. We must learn to see ourselves as God sees us and master the stories we tell ourselves. We must speak positive affirmations, life, love and health instead of negativity, doubts and insecurities. And once we master the story within, our actions will reflect the same love and positivity. ❤
May God’s peace and grace be with you as you keep pressing forward.