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Self Esteem.

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Hiya people ,

Have you had your salt water bath today ?? No ?? How about bitter Kola?? 🙂 , the week has been one with so many discoveries and postulations on the cure of Ebola . I would just like to say this before some people kill themselves , I read somewhere people were hospitalized for over salt intake – when you get any information take time out to verify its source ,don’t just jump on the band wagon.Trust me that wagon might just be on a set path to death.

On a lighter note, I stumbled on a song that has been inspiring to me all week. Why would I want to be someone else when I can be me.Everyone is trying to be someone else ,masking how unhappy they are by seeking false pleasure.

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I am not ashamed of my black skin and I wont alter it for anything
I love my natural dreadlocks
I can go without makeup and still feel pretty
I won’t Photoshop/Airbrush my pictures to look like perfection,if you look closely you will see my flaws and I love them just the way they are.I love the body I live in.

It’s not only about how you look but also how you live.I am a makeup artist by choice and I won”t trade this for anything because this is what I love to do and I have been able to turn it into a career .I do not strive to be popular or famous, I just want to help and encourage someone to be better.I have learnt that being overly ambitious can be fatal, there is a need to learn to create a balance and celebrate your seemingly little victories that brings true fulfillment.

Do what ever makes you feel good and try not to impress anyone to be accepted .For instance ,If you’re fat and you feel the need to lose some weight, you should lose that weight not to impress men but because it’s important to stay healthy.If you feel unattractive, there is nothing wrong with wearing makeup to look pretty. I have been working on building my 6 abs and I am yet to achieve that – I ain’t giving up yet 🙂

Let’s encourage, love and lift each other up. Absolutely no need to tear each other down.
Try to be you! That is what the song is saying. If you try to be you, others will like you for you. And soon you’ll end up liking yourself too :)·

Lyrics

Put your make-up on

Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don’t be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
You don’t have to try

Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards
You don’t have to choose, buy it all, so they like you
Do they like you?

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard
You don’t have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don’t have to change a single thing

You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try, try, try, try
You don’t have to try
You don’t have to try

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you

Hope you like you.

Hugs and Kisses.

Misidreads

  • cerheedarpearl

    Very inspiring post…It does not cost a dime to be yourself,bt its way expensive to be another…Its really a case for d fakes. I luv mee,my dimples,my big eyeballs,my slim physique,my natural day to day look,and most esp my scarf on,hahaha. So inlove wt ds right up my best instructor.

    • misidreads

      My darling Cerheedarpearl, I love you too.muah

  • brownies

    nice post, yemisi. one thing I hv learnt abt life is no matter who u are. how good or bad. people will always say. dont ever lose urself trying to please others. Be urself no matter what. you are just U in this world. even twins aint same. so hold ur self up high. am adebimpe adeyi sure no person with even same name is exactly like me. dont ever let anybody bring you down.

    Ever loved someone so much that you will do anything for them? Make that person U

    • misidreads

      Adebimpe Adeyi A.K.A Iyalaje, i agree no matter who or what you do, people will always say.Thanks for sharing.muah

  • TobiBhanks

    Woow i love this part
    “Wait a second,
    Why, should you care, what they think of you
    When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
    Do you like ?

    Only when we truly love ourselves, accept our flaws and understand that they make us unique can we be the best we are created to be. I usually tell my friends especially those who try to make me feel theres something they have that’s better than mine that if u are taller than me then u are too tall, If you shorter oh you are just too short….. etc. This has helped biuld my confidence and also love me just the way i am.

    thanks yemisi. More grace dear.

    • misidreads

      Thanks Tobi for stopping by *hugs*

  • Teni

    Babes U couldn’t have said it better,I love me Wether the world accepts me is their own cup of tea! In as much as I feel right with God, and I am happy,any other person can take a back seat. I love my eyes,my “pert nose”,my bow legs, my chicken feathers hair,I just love me!!!!!!!!!

    • misidreads

      Swiry mi, love all your perfect imperfection.muah