You Don’t Have To Try

Jul 14, 2014 | All, Family | 3 Comments
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This morning my heart is full! I’ve spent the last 30 mins with my face drenched and my kleenex box empty. Tightly holding on to Riley, telling her how much I love her and admiring every inch of this little human being. We live in a society where it’s so hard to be a woman, heck it’s hard to be a man… socially speaking. We spend so much time trying to perfect ourselves, make ourselves feel presentable and beautiful. With social media today and a countless number of “skin perfecting” apps Β it becomes impossible to feel good about yourself, or to feel “pretty”. I’ve fallen victim to these feelings more times than I am proud to say. If you haven’t, that’s great but I have and felt the need to pour out my heart today. This video I watched today of one of my favorite songs, by one of my favorite artists put everything into perspective for me. It became clear to me that we all feel the SAME, no matter our position in life or physical appearance. We all have insecurities. I began staring at my daughter wondering what she will have to endure as she grows older. What insecurities will she have and how can I stop this from happening. Ultimately I believe it is somewhat inevitable, but what I can do and what we should all do is simply BE THERE for one another, ENCOURAGE each other. We need to lift each other up on a consistent daily basis, instead of putting each other as women down, at the end of the day we are all the same. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Us as women are so judgmental to other women and the people around us just as much as we are to ourselves! Let’s stop it. If you like someone’s shoes, let them know. If you think someone is beautiful, tell them. You never know how you can change a persons day and overall well being with a simple compliment or word of encouragement. Anyway, I am rambling now and really just wanted you all to watch the video. It’s beautiful and speaks for itself. Grab some tissues and hold your loved ones close.

xx Ayesha




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3 thoughts on “You Don’t Have To Try

  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing. And please know that we ALL deal with insecurities from time to time. It’s not a black, white, male, female thing; it’s a HUMAN thing. You’re beautiful and so is your family.

  2. Ayesha,
    I just want to say THANK YOU for these often much needed reminders to all of us. Whether we admit it or not, these little reminders play a huge part in our lives and well-being. We have to remember that the little things are what matters most, as appose to buying a friend a gift, the best gift is to be there for her like a real friend! Instead of thinking of the material things in life, we often find ourselves forgetting what really matters. Just a simple compliment, just some nice words can make one feel that much better. You are such an inspiration to me. I might not always get a chance to comment on your blog, but rest asure that I read them. Thank You for being an inspiration to me and for being genuine and being YOU πŸ™‚
    Lupe πŸ™‚

  3. Ayesha –
    What a wonderful post! I love this song, and the video was so powerful and moving. I was in tears, too. Your words and sentiments are spot on and touched my heart. We are all insecure at times, and it helps to know that we’re not alone in that. It’s so nice to receive a compliment once in awhile. I give them to people all the time. My Mom always did that, and I saw how happy it made people. They would just light up. And it takes so little.

    You’re right that there’s too much emphasis put on beauty these days. The saying – beauty is only skin deep – is true. We all need to remember that. You happen to be beautiful both inside and out. May that never change.

    Hope you, Stephen and Riley are enjoying the summer. Your little angel is getting so big so fast!

    Linda S.

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