I have my coffee cup in front of me.
Ready to pour a little bit of my heart and thoughts out at you.

Back in the day...
If I had to sit down and listen to someone tell me what I should or shouldn't do,
 I would've rolled my eyes and pretended to listen.
You know what I would have wanted to hear?
I would have wanted that person to
Prove It.
Prove to me that "this too shall pass".
Tell me that I went through crap from the time I was 5 until I was 13 for a reason.
Tell me that God allowed things to happen to make me a stronger person.
Tell me that the people I think are my foundation really aren't.
Tell me that I won't find that base, that foundation, until I get married and have a family of my own.
Tell me not to do whatever guys tell me bed.
Tell me to hold on to that virginity for someone special - someone who actually loves me, not the guy that'll stop talking to me the next day.
Remind me that the words that come out of my mouth are important, but that my true gift is writing.
Make me write everyday - force me.
And when I complain about what I can't do because I'm not good enough - tell me I am good enough.
All. The. Time.
Show me that I'm beautiful by carrying yourself with confidence and pride.
Tell me that God strengthens my every move.
Teach me about His Love early on....because darn it! It would've made things a lot easier.
Actually, don't tell me.
Show your example.
Do it in a way that will teach me to be proud to be a woman. 
Show me how to be a warrior.
Teach me to stand up for myself.
Lead me to the mirror and make me recite:
I am beautifully made.  I am a gorgeous woman.  I can do anything.
 Yes, that's what I would've liked.
I wouldn't have rolled my eyes at that.

What I would want you to read here today is this:
Make sure you are encouraged everyday.
Believe in yourself when no one else will.
Make sure you inspire yourself to do more than you think you can.
Empower yourself and those around you by being an example.

Be You.  Really, it's that easy.
That's all it takes.
It took me a long time to figure it out. 

Don't roll your eyes at me.

Speak Now


  1. Yes, I'm rolling my eyes, I'm sure there's something in them. (wink) Of course you're enough, and beautiful and filled to the brim with light and love. I on the other hand seem to be only capable of grabbing a granola bar, seltzer water and thinking that's enough for the day. My expectation are fairly low today but that makes me enough too right! I loves you!

  2. Well its just about that time of the month so I did roll my eyes and I had to comment to tell you so. I feel as flat as a pancake, I'll say I can't do anything tomorrow.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement! great words to live by :) also wanted to thank you for linking up with us at today's hop! Hope you find some great reads.
    Dysfunction Junction

  4. Stopping by from the link up today. "Show me that I'm beautiful by carrying yourself with confidence and pride." YES! YES! AMEN!!! I was sitting in church one Sunday watching all these beautiful women walk in and out dressed so nice. I said to my husband, "If I knew that all of these women (varying sizes/shapes/etc) were comfortable with their bodies, I'd be more comfortable with mine." It was then that I realized I had to be the one to make the move and speak up. I had to be comfortable and CONFIDENT and liberate others to do the same.

  5. Beautiful post, Nay! And something I needed to read, especially with the way I've been feeling lately.


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