I came across something today worth sharing. Lorde is a well-known 17 year old musical artist. Chances are that if your daughter is 3rd grade or older, they know who Lorde is or at least know of her songs.
This was tweeted out by Lorde recently after seeing an airbrushed picture of herself with perfect skin. She posted a non-airbrushed picture right below it and tweeted it out with the caption, “remember, flaws are ok 🙂 “.
“flaws are ok”
That’s actually a great message for young girls. We don’t need to always tell our kids that they are perfect. We all have flaws, and for the most part, when we learn to embrace them we can live more fully. A recent survey showed that a significant number of women hesitate to engage in daily activities because there is something about themselves they are insecure about.
The great commandment in the New Testament is this “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39)
When we can figure out how to embrace and love ourselves – we can more freely love others.
I would argue that when we can’t seem to love ourselves, we have a problem loving our neighbor (others) as we should. When we are ok with ourselves, we can really celebrate the gifts of others, the beauty in others, and we can fully celebrate with others.
Love God, Love ourselves as God made us, and Love others. Simple, but very hard to do.
Thanks for reminding your daughters who they are.
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