Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hey Beautiful!


Freckles
Natasha Bedingfield
I used to care so much about what others think about Almost didn’t have a thought of my own
The slightest remark would make me embark
On the journey of self doubt
But that was a while ago
This girl has got stronger
If I knew then what I know now
I would have told myself don’t worry any longer its okay
Cuz a face without freckles is like a sky without stars
Why waste a second not loving who you are
Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable,
They show your personality inside your heart
Reflecting who you are
Who you are
Who you are
Who you are
I wondered if I could trade my body with somebody else in magazines
With the whole world full at my feet
I phantom worthy and would blame my failures on the ugliness I could see
When the mirror looked at me
Sometimes I feel like the little girl who doesn’t belong in her own world
But im getting better
And im reminding myself
Cuz a face without freckles is a sky without stars
Why waste a second not loving who you are
Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable,
They show your personality inside your heart
Reflecting who you are
Reflecting who you are
Reflecting who you are
HmmmWhoooooo whoa hmmmm oooooo
Cuz a face without freckles is a sky without stars
Why waste a second not loving who you are
Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable,
They show your personality inside your heart
Reflecting who you are
I really like this young artist. Her music is not typical of what I listen to generally but I love it!
So many messages are passed along in the lyrics of a song. I have the "Unwritten" cd which I love and play very LOUD! My newest cd is "Pocketful of Sunshine" which is becoming a favorite. One of the songs that really caught my attention includes the above lyrics entitled, "Freckles". I used to anguish over the freckles I had as a young girl because most of the other girls did not have freckles. My dad, great man that he was, sang this silly little ditty he made up, I can only remember part of it...She's got freckles on her, but she's pretty (pronounced purty) It always made me smile. The beautiful women that come to my mind, are not "magazine" beautiful. They have imperfections, however these women radiate a beautiful spirit. Lovely beyond words! Some fret over wrinkles or a less than perfect hair day but their loveliness extends far beyond such trivial matters. True beauty goes way beyond the external features.
I anguish over the young girls that starve themselves or overeat because of a distorted sense of self worth. My prayer is that each girl, woman, mature woman will understand her true value and that it encompasses much more than what the "world" sees. A nature that is divine and royal. As a woman coming to terms with the approaching age of 50, I still get little moments of doubt looking in the mirror...it's like...whoa, who are you? Time is marching across my face and body and there is not a thing short of cosmetic surgery that I can do about it. Reflecting upon the changes... I have experienced many things and if that shows on my face, why in the world would I change that? Most days I love who I've become and on the other days, there is CHOCOLATE!!! Hey Beautiful, How are you today?

7 comments:

persistentillusion said...

I always found light skinned black women with freckles REALLY PRETTY. Imagine my surprise when, I got older, I found out that most of them absolutely hate how they look.

Alona said...

I totally love Natasha. I hope to get concert tickets to see her. You are right about her message. She does not sing just to sell a cd. Every song has a message.
This was a really good post. I do not know any woman or girl who likes everything about their appearance. Myself verymuch included. If others could only see in themselves the beauty that others see in them, life for them would be much less stressful.

Perfectly Blended said...

love this post Connie!
and I love Natasha's songs too. Pocketfull of Sunshine is one of my favorite songs!
I don't have freckles, but I have moles! LOL

scchesleys said...

I used to have freckles back in the day. now Kiersten has a whole faceful and I love them all! I really do worry about the girls now and their body image issues. It's one of the many things I worry about.

marlajayne said...

Love this! As a person approaching 60 (I CANNOT believe this!), I've learned that if appearance is all you have going for you, then well, you don't have that much because it fades or changes or droops or wrinkles a little more everyday.

Here's something neat that happened last night. My former husband and his mother and I traveled to GA for my grandson's preschool graduation. When we got there, Carrie had the girls in the bathtub, and Brooke looked at her 83-year-old great grandmother and said, "You're pretty, Grandmama." Mrs. Crolley asked, "What did you say?" Brooke repeated it. There's a lesson in there somewhere, probably more than one.

Michelle said...

I really needed that yesterday...I was having an I hate myself day!

Christy said...

Natasha's "Unwritten" is my ring tone. Love her...