Beauty is to be admired
5mins + writing =Five Minute Friday.
I have recently read this article floating about the internet in regards to telling little girls they are beautiful. How we are dismissing their minds when we just focus on their looks. But what is so bad about a girl being pretty and knowing it. As we all know sometimes it’s there where we learn to be comfortable in our skin…to be comfortable in confidence.
I say this because I have had a person tell my daughter she has “thunder thighs”….and they “would gladly pay for the surgery to pin her ears back”
and when my daughter asked to have a book read to her…the same person has shushed her away with no time to spare.
I would love to turn back time and give that person a second chance (for mostly my beautiful daughter’s sake). Allowing that person to speak words of beauty and promise over my girl. However, I don’t think the outcome would be much different …I don’t think the opinions would have much changed. And who wants to risk the heart of a girl over the foolishness of an adult?
So I say tell the girls they are beautiful…because the whole world tells them the opposite. Once a beautiful smile spreads across their face ask them, “What books have you been reading? What is your favorite sport?”
How would you have handled it?~T