Love is Day 4
Love is staring at your reflection in the mirror and admiring every blemish and scar. It is affirming that it does not define you but bears witness to your experience and growth throughout your life’s history. Love is stroking your wrinkles, love handles, stress marks, and burns and acknowledging that life has happened then appreciating that life has happened. Yes, life has happened. You have lived. You have matured. You have changed.
Love is admitting that you have been to the top of mountains, stumbled through valleys, fallen off the precipice, and even hidden in some caves but have found safety in the oasis of knowing that your life matters. Your body tells your story. It bears the commemoration of your past activity – one that you need not be ashamed of. Your scale and bra size feed superfluous tales of faulty identities and deities. Do not allow the numbers, the colors, the shapes, and the sizes that you once defined when you were little to define you now that you are older.
Look into the mirror and focus on your reflection. See what beauty truly looks like. It is the joy that exudes when you raise your hands and mouth in laughter. It is the eyes of hope as you raise your head to the sky. It is the smile that can change the mood of those in your midst. Your lips speak whatever is pure, excellent, and true. Love is accepting that you…yes, you are beautiful!
You are beautifully made with such care. You were framed with the knowledge of your end even at your beginning. You were built to endure whatever you will encounter.
My dear…you are enough. Love is acknowledging, believing and appreciating that you are enough. Despite your loss, despite your gain…you are enough. You are clothed and fashioned in much regal splendor and glory. Adorned with grace and wisdom. Your purpose and your praise precede you.
Be vulnerable enough to wear your heart on your sleeve. The world needs more women who are bold enough to wear their heart on their sleeves. It is not a sign of frailty but of freedom. It is one of the most ravishing pictures of beauty.
Look up! Look into the mirror and see what God himself sees. Love what He sees. His thoughts concerning you are precious because you are precious. So, many see you as rough hard impermeable rock but Love sees you as a diamond built to stand in the midst of constant testing. Love longs for us not to lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Do not let the condensation from your tears blind you from seeing who you really are.
When one does not know the worth of your treasure, many may abuse it like trash while others view it as baggage. Treasure is always priceless to the owner yet worthless to the buyer if he/she does not know its worth. Do not nip, tuck, and augment the real you.
Love insists that when you come to the mirror, you reflect who you favor. You are a phenomenal woman.