Love Yourself

For years, media (unintentionally) created a standard of beauty. I myself had felt not worthy of this standard but that is life. I learned to take it as a motivation to take care and make myself better.

What I don’t like is even kids get affected by this. One time I bought an ice cream, I offered the kids in the neighborhood (around 8 to 11 years old) some of it and most of the girls refused to eat. They said “I’m on a diet.” What the f?! Enjoy life and do the dieting after you’re tired being a kid!

Ok, so as I was listening to Jango, I heard this song (India Arie)and the message is really good. I downloaded it and I will play it this weekend at home for my kid and the neighbors to hear. 😀 I particularly love this line because, yeah, I have freckles on my face.

“When I look in the mirror the only one there is me 
Every freckle on my face is where it’s supposed to be 
And I know our creator didn’t make no mistakes on me 
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes I’m lovin’ what I see “

India Arie
by India Arie

(Lyrics from http://www.lyricsfreak.com/)

Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don’t 
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won’t 
Depend on how the wind blows I might even paint my toes 
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul 

I’m not the average girl from your video 
And I ain’t built like a supermodel 
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally 
Because I am a queen 
I’m not the average girl from your video 
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes 
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be India Arie 

When I look in the mirror the only one there is me 
Every freckle on my face is where it’s supposed to be 
And I know our creator didn’t make no mistakes on me 
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes I’m lovin’ what I see 

I’m not the average girl from your video 
And I ain’t built like a supermodel 
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally 
Because I am a queen 
I’m not the average girl from your video 
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes 
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be India Arie 

Am I less of a lady If I don’t wear pantyhose? 
My momma says a Lady ain’t what she wears but, what she knows 
But, I’ve drawn a conclusion, it’s all an illusion, confusion’s the name of the game 
A misconception, a vast deception 
Something’s gotta change 

Don’t be offended this is all my opinion 
Ain’t nothing that I’m sayin loud 
This is a true confession of a life learned lesson I was sent here to share wit ya’ll 
So get in where you fit and go on and shine 
Free your mind, nows the time 
Put your sulk on the shelf 
Go head and love yourself 
‘Cause everything’s gonna be all right 

I’m not the average girl from your video 
And I ain’t built like a supermodel 
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally 
Because I am a queen 
I’m not the average girl from your video 
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes 
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be India Arie 

Keep your fancy drinks and your expensive minks 
I don’t need that to have a good time 
Keep your expensive cars and your Caviar 
All I need is my guitar 
Keep your krystyle and your pistol 
I’d rather have a pretty piece of Crystal 
Don’t need your silicone I prefer my own 
What God gave me is just fine 

I’m not the average girl from your video 
And I ain’t built like a supermodel 
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally 
Because I am a queen 
I’m not the average girl from your video 
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes 
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be India Arie

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