For just a moment let’s drop all of the masks and let go of all the expectations. The world can pause and we can let ourselves breathe. Can I just tell you something…
I see you. From yoga pants and 5K tee shirts to heels and Miss Me Jeans, no matter what it is you wear on the outside I want to link arms with you. The real you.
My friends from yester-years, yesterday and tomorrow… I love you. You are doing an amazing job at being you. And if no one else tells you that today- please know that I admire you for standing day in and day out in the places you have been. You’re stunning. And you walk a walk that speaks of strength – beautiful strength. You speak words of journeys and of life and of lessons.
And those words matter to me. Even when my eyes are closed, I am listening. Listening to really hear and understand, not to interject.
We fight each other when we need each other. We compare more often than we care. And I get it, i’ve done it and I’ve had it. Today, today I want to drop the pretenses and forgo the facade.
Beauty is not some marketing campaign. It isn’t found in a bottle, a tube, or a gym. It has absolutely nothing to do with fashion designers or jewelry makers. It isn’t found on stages or screens or even studios.
Beauty sails across ocean waves and dances among the pines. Its a symphony of song birds and the fragrance of spring. Beauty comes at the sound of a newborns cry. It resonates within the chambers of a heart beat. It feels like holding hands and grass under your toes. Beauty, your beauty, radiates like the morning sun and whispers like the stars in a moon-lit sky.
Girl, you are strong. Much more stronger than you think. And you are doing this “woman” thing right. In fact your nailing it. You nurture life around you when you are you. You inspire truth when your words spill out. You instill hope with the touch of your hands. You water parched soil with the genuineness of your cry. You fill empty spaces with harmony when you laugh. And your smile, my friend, it sheds light in all the dark places of the soul.
You are gorgeous.
And I love you.