You are strong, perfect, intelligent, funny AND beautiful.
I am not sure when in time this started to happen. When women were brought down by other women and when women started changing themselves because men like it better "this way" and not "that way."
When did we let what others think and what others want change who WE are?
To my beautiful friend, you are the way you need to be.
God created each and every one of us to love the skin that is on our back and embrace our passions while staying true to who we really are.
How can we hold ourselves to a higher standard...and each other?
Let me tell you why I think you ARE enough.
You are fearless
I am not sure when or at what time society started being so eff#*% judgy towards women, but that makes us fearless. You are able to say "no more" and stand your ground. You were put on this earth not to be judged by your looks and the way you talk, but you were born to be a leader, be smart and share with the world what you are truly made of.
Being a woman means fearlessness. We are not scared of what our bodies can do; we embrace it. We are not scared of what people say; we change it. You are not afraid to reach out and be bold. Your personality so easily tells the world that it will be done this way because you know best. Why as women do we stop doing this? In a meeting, it is fearless to not apologize for having an idea; it is fearless to state your mind and stand tall.
You are smart
You are the smartest person I know. As women, not only do we juggle several different things, but we have to be street smart, be aware of our surroundings and be smart when it comes to going out, drinking too much, swearing too much, not wearing enough and behaving. How did this fall on us? You are good enough. You have always proven to the world that you work hard and play hard, and as women, that should be our motto.
God is with you
How do I know that you are enough? How do I know that you are meant to be the person I truly know you can be? Because HE made you. He is the reason behind all reasons. I know you are enough and I wish you could see the beauty and dignity that you hold, as I can. The way you light up a room and the way you speak of others is in God's hands. He may have tested your path, and maybe you feel not at ease or a little lost, but this is a part of the game of life. He is still here and so am I.
To my beautiful friend who does not think she is good enough,
I have been there, you have been there, and as women as a whole...I am sure we have all been there. We have all had trials and tribulations that have been judged and questioned. It is time that we stand as a whole and fight for the person who made us. He created you and me to be different but strong. Strong enough to own this life and our being in it. Your insides are golden and the rest of you is just as wonderful.