Monday, 29 September 2014

Just The Way You Are



You are beautiful just the way you are.
How many times have we heard that line? In the movies, in the books, and the in the lyrics of some songs.
I've heard it a million times. But the one time I couldn't forget that was one afternoon when I was feeling lost. I was just starting on my first job then. I was 20, a fresh grad, hungry and full of dreams.
I was still vulnerable and naive. Naturally, a little gossip and badmouthing could shatter me. I couldn't remember what issue got me really down then but I remember questioning myself. Was there something wrong with me? Was I too different? What do I need to fit in, to be like the rest so they won't always see me and my mistakes?

Just then I heard Joey McIntyre's song play:
Don't you ever wish you were someone else,
You were meant to be the way you are exactly.
Don't you ever say you don't like the way you are.
When you learn to love yourself, you're better off by far.
And I hope you always stay the same,
'cause there's nothing 'bout you I would change.

Coincident? I don't think so. I must have looked like a loony looking crestfallen then suddenly breaking into a smile. I felt God reassuring me that the world will try to change me into something or someone I'm not, but I am exactly the way He created me to be.
I was, still am, and will always be enough.
I was, still am, and will always be beautiful just the way I am.

I was, still am, and will always be the apple of His eye.

Because He doesn't create rejects.
Because I am not here by mistake. I have a purpose.
Because He created every cell of my body intricately.
Because He knit me together in my mother's womb.
Because I am His, He created me in His own image and likeness.
Because He said so.
No rumor, no gossip, no badmouthing, no criticism, no lies can change that.
No mistake, no error, and no failure from my end can lessen His love for me.
No one can tell me I'm not good enough or I'm not worthy.
Because Someone important laid down His life for me, as He did for you.
Because my love, you are beautiful and you are worthy just the way you are.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
---Dr. Seuss
Beautifully written by the lovely SuperLux. Thank you so much for allowing me share. She bares her soul on baredmysoul.blogspot.com 

Please visit her BLOG and I promise, You will be blessed richly. I did and I am glad.
God bless us all and have yourselves a beautiful week ahead
xxo 

14 comments:

  1. First to comment!
    Yes, I am beautiful just the way I am. Thanks for this reminder.

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  2. Yeah..I love the way I am ....its only those who don't know what they want per time that normally try to fit in ...never trying to be them self..gushh

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  3. Uhhhh....Lux writes real good eh?.....Nice read mami....

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    1. oh yes she does!
      Really lovely write up.

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  4. This is a beautiful post!
    xx Elle

    New post up on:

    www.cherryblossomstreet.com -Swedish Model and Blogger in Tokyo

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    1. hey, thanks to SuperLux of course and thanks for dropping by.

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  5. i found her through Ernie and her post is always refreshing.
    Hey Virah how are you???

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    1. Hiya, yes her posts are the ish! Glad I came across her blog.

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  6. Yea....I sure am beautiful d way I am....tnx a lot... dis article really helps people with low self esteem...#we coming up#....Love u always Aunty VeeVee.

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  7. I need to visit her blog because she writes so beautifully. Indeed, you are beautiful just the way you are - don't let anybody tell you otherwise. How are you, Vira?

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  8. Nice inspiring read.
    We always have to remember that.

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