OMG she is so pretty. She is talented. Her clothes are soooo cute. Wow, her hair is gorgeous. Look at her body she can always stay thin.
I wish I was her. I wish I had what she has. I wish, I, wish I wish!
This sounds all too familiar. You turn on the t.v and feel the pressure or desire to compare yourself to her. You go to school and feel less than because you don’t have what the next girl has. You may think she is pretty and has nice things but does that make you any less than what you are?
I have caught myself saying these same things throughout my life, always looking at everyone else and their status and feeling bad about my own. It made me walk with low self esteem. It made me spend all my money I made in High school working at Target just so I can look like everyone else or feel like I was what I thought every other girl was. Then one day I had a reality check. Yes she may be this and that but guess what?? So am I! As a young woman decide to celebrate and love you just as God made you!
If God wanted every one to look the same, dress and talk the same then He would have made clones of just one person, but He didn’t. He made Ashley to be Ashley, Alicia to be Alicia, Mia to be Mia and you to be you! There is no one else in the entire world that looks like you and has your features.
I am not a size 4. I have some fat in my stomach area, my skin is certainly NOT flawless, the length of my toes are not in a perfect diagonal line ( lol) my thumbs are super fat, I have stretch marks, one side of my hair is more thicker than the other, my teeth are so not perfect, but I love who I am. I may not have all the clothes or shoes but what I do have I keep it oh so fresh and oh so clean, you feel me?
Celebrate other young ladies but never down yourself in the process. Remember that the things that we see are surface and beauty fades. What matters the most is whats on the inside. Do you encourage? Do you love? Do people enjoy wanting to be around you? Or is it the opposite of that? Never desire what others have because we never know what they go through to get it. Every last one of us has our own stories to tell and our own path to travel. Be you and enjoy this awesome life that God has given you. Some young girl is looking up to you and smiling right now.
Psalm 139:13-14 “Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made!”