Hi. My name is Tori, and I am a “curly girl” …
Unfortunately, I have spent most of my life hating it. It was the bane of my existence as far as I was concerned. Always unruly, frizzy, and difficult to deal with. At least that was the way I saw it … until today.
You see, I was sitting here thinking about The Palm Project, and the wonderful way that Emily and Madeleine are using their ministry to show young girls that they are beautiful just the way that God created them. How could I be so supportive of what they are doing, when in all reality, I wasn’t even accepting the way God created me? God specifically put curls on my head for a reason known only to Him. He must have wanted me to be a curly girl, so why not accept that instead of trying to fight it?
I have tried for years to tame my mane by every means imaginable; in recent years my weapon of choice being a flat iron. Yes, I know it damages your hair. Yes, I know it is a pain in the rear end. So why did I do it? I guess for no other reason than pure vanity, and believing the hype from magazines and television that “sleek and shiny” hair was what was considered most “beautiful”. Ugh! Did it really take me 40 years to realize what a bunch of bunk this was?
So, I have come to a conclusion.
I am going to quit spending so much time doing this …
Set my focus on embracing this …
And then enjoy all the extra time that will be granted to me by not being tied to the flat iron! :)
Do you have a body image issue that you are dealing with? Is it something that God created uniquely for you? If so, give yourself a break! Learn to love the way that God created you, and know that you are beautiful simply because you are a creation of the Master Artist!
Be blessed my friends,