How do we redefine beauty?
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She is watching me. Yesterday I put makeup on. I don’t get around to wearing makeup as often as I used to now that I have a munchkin. I began to tell Genevieve that mama was getting pretty. I then added, “Mama is always pretty but makeup is fun and it enhances mama’s features.” I don’t want to raise my daughter to think that makeup is what makes a woman pretty or beautiful. Our girls are always watching us, wanting to mirror all that we do. Let them mirror confidence, strength, joy and compassion. Be the example of true beauty that they will one day teach their own daughters. Whether you wear makeup regularly or once a month, your child thinks you are beautiful just as you are, own it!
Later that evening I began to ponder…
When we as women are constantly critiquing ourselves and our physical bodies we send the message to our children and society that something is wrong with us. In the future when our children face similar challenges, will they think something is wrong with them or will they be equipped to own their beauty?
There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty. – Steve Maraboli
May we lead by example and start with how we treat ourselves.
Think positive thoughts. Speak kindly to yourself. Our kiddos are always watching, always listening, always learning. Own it mama. Let’s redefine beauty!