As I was watching the Today Show last week, Ann Curry interviewed this woman from France, Samantha Brick that said she believes that women dislike her because she’s beautiful. I’m not going to degrade, insult or speak negatively about this woman. Do I disagree with what she was saying? Yes, some of it I do, but if she believes she is beautiful, who am I to say that she isn’t? I just wish she wouldn’t blame other women to gain the confidence that she think she has.
I am a beautiful woman, inside and out. I’ve come to this realization in different stages in my life, this is not something that happened over night. Realizing your self worth is one of the first steps to believing you are truly beautiful. That’s how I define my beauty. I’m confident when I step out of my home that my outer beauty is in tact and when I speak and interact with people, my inner beauty shines. I’m even more confident now, since I have decided to wear my natural hair. I love the woman I am now, I’m a work in progress and I’m evolving everyday. I’m raising girls who are turning into young women. I’ve told them since they were babies how beautiful they are. They are at those awkward stages now, but I still tell them when they get dressed in the morning how good they look, and beautiful they are. I say that in hopes they will carry it all day with them.
I have friends that I love dearly, and I can honestly say that I have never been jealous of any of them. My thinking is when someone in my circle does well, achieves something, anything, I am truly happy for them, and will celebrate with them. We have been through up and downs, ins and outs, but I have managed to keep my relationships with these women, loving and caring relationships. And you know what??? They are all beautiful to me. I approach all women like this, with love and support. I’m not a doormat, if a relationship doesn’t work and we don’t get along, no big deal I just keep it moving. No hard feelings. I stay away from toxic relationships with anyone.
Women are so powerful, it’s amazing. Do we need to stop being petty with one another? Yes we sure do! Should we be running this country? Why not, if we would truly support one another regardless of race, economics and religion. Showing mutual respect for one another is what we need more of as we are the backbone of this country.
In this past year, I have met some wonderful women that live all over this country by the way of the Internet. We have formed friendships and bonds that are amazing. Let’s continue to build relationships and nurture them. We are all beautiful women, so let’s encourage each other everyday. Enjoy the video from Mary Mary, have a wonderful week.