My favorite Disney movie is Aladdin.
(I will refrain from the urges of my love for Disney and get to the point of this fact drop..)
I got the title of this post from the scene where Aladdin is trying to impress Princess Jasmine, and Genie is a bee whispering things in his ear to say to her. When that doesn’t go well, Genie makes his inspiring exit with the quote, “..But remember, BEEE yourself.” This said scene also provoked my desire to write this piece..😊
Before I started this whole blog I was hesitant because I thought, “Tons of empowering lady blogs (hah sounds like lady bugs😄🐞) already exist… So why should I try to make one?”
You’re probably like, “GASP! Tanisha has thoughts like this pop up?!” Uhhh..YEA GIRL! Lol I’m not an exception to that junk. It happens.. but I choke that lie out with the truth like so:
“Yes, there may be tons of those lady blogs BUT! There is NO ONE that will blog like you..because you are the only you.”
And.. that’s all she wrote. (Obviously I’m going to write more but you know what I mean😉)
Ok back on topic.. I pursued writing this blog because I knew no one was going to write EXACTLY what I’m writing, in the way I’m choosing to write it. And just like every other woman composing a blog, I have something to say. I didn’t care if women had done it before, nor about how it was successfully done. Because, there is no other Tanisha Poni I am up against, it’s just ME.
Isn’t that incredible? I’m the only me, and YOU are the ONLY you this world will EVER see.
You are completely unique. I get bothered because that word should be given more credit, and carry weight. These days it’s become cliché or a nice “repost worthy” quote. (😑)
Oh, but it’s meaning!!
Unique /yōō’nēk/ (adj) : being the only one of its kind. Unlike anything else.
Some of the synonyms are: distinct, individual, special, idiosyncratic (cause big words are awesome every now and then 😄) unrepeatable, exclusive, etc.
Now that I’ve given the English lesson for the day,
Chew on it.
You ::insert your name here:: are a ONCE in a lifetime ::insert your name here too:: !
Even if you’re a twin, you are STILL you.
Darling, this world couldn’t grow to it’s potential without your touch. I mean, that is why you have a different finger print than everyone else.. because no one, can touch the world quite like you.
(D’aww I know, cheesy, but you smiled!)
In Matthew 10:30 it says,
“But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.”
I realize I could’ve quoted the famous scriptures about being fearfully and wonderfully made, or about being knit in your mother’s womb, but you girls could be like, “Well, EVERYONE was created like that.. So, it’s not distinct.” (😐)
We are women. And we do know much about our lovely locks. As well as, knowing all of our hair textures, lengths, thickness, etc, etc. are NOT the same. Hence, my chosen scripture of proof in your uniqueness. 💁 BAM!
The hairs on your head are numbered. He even knows about the ones that fall out in the shower while rinsing the conditioner out, and then them being pinned on the shower wall to hopefully be wiped away right AFTER your shower. 😂 (Lol, seriously beauts.. You better clean that!)
And I’m sure those hairs were accounted for, before you even had hair to count..
Let me wrap it up:
1. Pursue YOU.
Wanna paint? Paint.
Wanna sing? Sing.
Wanna be a fashion designer? Design away.
Wanna be a nurse? Nurse it up.
Don’t disqualify yourself because of comparison to the Georgia O’Keeffe, Whitney Houston, Coco Chanel, and Florence Nightingale of the world.. (Obviously these women made history, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anymore room in the “women’s hall of fame!”) You were created to be beautiful like YOU, not beautiful like them.
2. Release YOU in this life. Stop worrying about what’s “in” or “out”, if so and so will still like you if you come out and say you really didn’t like what they liked, or what new detox everyone is doing and secretly whining through.. Just stop it! (I don’t care if people squirm in their skin because your differences are out of their comfort zone..) don’t copy anyone else’s “you” it’s not good enough.
3. Be You! Do You! Live You!
This world is waiting gem.. 😌
Tanisha Poni 💜