My youngest daughter always says, “Mommy move your hair so I can kiss
your spots.” What has been a source of insecurity for me is something my
daughter loves unconditionally.
I’ve been through phases where I wore layers of makeup to cover it up.
Or styled my hair to hide it. Diet changes, vitamins, laser
treatments, prescriptions & natural products, everything, I’ve
Maybe for you it’s your weight, or your hair, or the shape of your body
that has caused you grief and insecurity. The things people say and the
images we compare ourselves to combine to create self-consciousness and
we dim ourselves, not wanting to draw attention to what we think are
In the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with the freedom and clarity
of keeping my face as natural as possible. Blemishes and all. I grew
tired of wanting to be different than what I am. I decided to love
myself naked, in every sense of the word. And for me that means being
unashamed. Letting myself be seen in what I feel is my most
beautiful state. Aware that I’m so much more than this skin, this hair
and this body. These…spots. But still thankful for the vessel I’ve
been given and honored to take care of it and enjoy it.
So whatever your spots are, learn to love them. Own your version of beauty and the way your light glows.
Food for Thought: In what ways can you be gentler with yourself and more bold with the world about who you are?