— Stasi Eldredge (Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul)
"You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow"
But I woke up and grew strong and I can still go on
"And No one can take my pearl
You don’t have to be a shell No
You’re the one that rules your world Ohh
You are strong and you’ll learn
That you can still go on
And you’ll always be a pearl
She is unstoppable"
F***ing Perfect--Pink (edited version)
I've done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons
I've seen you do the same
Pretty, pretty please
Don't you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than
Less than perfect
Beautiful--Christina Aguilera (though I prefer the Glee version)
"Cause you are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down, oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down, oh no
So don't you bring me down today"
As you can see by this messy post, I'm not the expert blogger I wish I was, so I apologize for its appearance. But hey, maybe that's representational to the theme of today's post--beauty isn't in perfection, but in being secure in who we are. Can I get an amen?!