We are grateful to live in a time where societal standards of beauty are questioned and challenged.

An encouraging example is the recent win of Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa at the Miss Universe 2019 pagent. Her win not only celebrates black beauty, but reinstates that black hair is beautiful as well. Her answer during the question time with the judges is Life itself. She said;

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful, I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

It is very important that we love our body, skin, hair unconditionally. We don’t only love ourselves when we feel good, or look good, self love is unconditional.

Your body structure was ordained by God, blessed by your heritage, transcribed from your genes and here you are! Nobody gets to say this person is beautiful and you are not.

Feeling beautiful starts with first feeling unconditional love for yourself.

God tells us to Love thy neighbor as thyself. That means we have to learn how to love ourselves before we can be a true catalyst of love for others. Do you have a deep appreciation for who you are and what God has created you to be? Love yourself as you are right now, unconditional self love is key.

 

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