Do You Like Yourself

images (1) I am a single mother of a 13 year old daughter.  My daughter is beautiful, strong, funny, amazing, brave, smart, compassionate… I could go on and on.   She is also right in the middle of the crazy world of eighth grade.  I know how incredible my daughter is, and I pray every day that she would understand her beauty as well.  This world can be so harsh on the hearts and minds of our children, even when things go right at home, our children must still navigate the world beyond the safety of their home.  I love the song “Try” by Colbie Caillat.  I have attached the lyrics and the YouTube link.  Take a moment and listen to the words of this powerful song.  Maybe they apply to the children in our lives and maybe the words apply to our own hearts and minds.  They strike a powerful cord just the same. “Try” 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 Yooou don’t have to try Ohh Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards You don’t have to choose, buy it all Do 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 so hard You don’t have to bend until you break 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, 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 Yooou don’t have to try Noooo Oooh 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  

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