To Milly, Melo, and Li, you are beautiful inside and out. Even if the standards of beauty change from season to season, or decade to decade, it doesn’t change who you are.
If you feel that you are not adequate enough, look in the mirror and know that you are a child of God. And whatever obstacles come your way always, always have faith in God.
Every curl on your head, the pigment on your skin, and your smile was handcrafted by design. Remember that. Continue to profess that you are strong, wise, sharp, wealthy, beautiful and that you are a major blessing because your words contain power and life.
Know that you always have a shoulder to lean on for advice and questions. But you must first know your true Source. You don’t need to look side to side for answers, look up because that’s where your help comes from.
The definition of your beauty should not be in artificial hair, lashes, and nails, but should be in your integrity, honesty, and character.
Don’t compromise, don’t settle for less or mediocre, it will rob you of your joy. Do everything in excellence when you are amongst others and when you are alone.
I love you, we love you but most importantly Jesus loves you! That’s a great reason to always smile.
A letter to my daughters…
So beautiful and very inspirational
Thank you Cherlie!
Cathy, this letter to your girls is absolutely beautiful! God saw you and James fit to raise these beautiful melanin queens to remind them that their beauty is not defined with the artificial enchancements that society uses to define beauty.
Thank you V!
So beautifully written and so true, I know your girls a little young to understand and appreciate this, but I guarantee that they will read this and also hear you reiterate this statement and truly appreciate it when they’re a little older
Yes, you are so right Mrs. Cheryl. Reiterating these words to them constantly is something we make a priority. Thank you!
And I quote…”The definition of your beauty should not be in artificial hair, lashes, and nails, but should be in your integrity, honesty, and character.” The beat article I have read this year. Please consider writing one for other young women. I would love to print copies and pass it to my high schoolers who have shared their battles with depression, self-identity, and life. Beautiful Cathy… “Simply Beautiful”
Thank you Crystal for your kind words! Yes I would love to work with young women one of these days so they know their worth