The Cost of Pretty

I have been pondering this topic for a couple of days now because of the recent deaths of young women from plastic surgery. a TLC song comes to mind.

you can buy your hair if it won't grow

you can fix your nose if you say so

you can buy all the makeup the Mac can make but if you can't look inside you

find out who I am too

Be in a position to make me feel so damn unpretty.

These words have a powerful meaning to me, when this song came out I felt like these lyrics were unpretty.

I had lost my grandmother and my son all in a matter of months.

I was at my heaviest weight rocking three hundred pounds at 26.

So I can relate to how so many of us women feel the need to go to the lengths of feeling pretty.

Social media has put so much pressure on us to be thin, with thick thighs and no waistline, and big behinds.

the reality is not all of us are meant to be a size 2.

I am 54 years old I have thick thighs and large calves, a high behind, and large breasts. I feel more beautiful and pretty now than I did in my 20s.

It took a long time to get here but here I am.

Not everyone is meant to be small I am proud of my 205lbs because that to me is a victory from the almost 400lbs I was in my 20s.

The cost of pretty is not worth your life on a table or alone in a hotel room to recover.

The cost of being pretty is you looking in the mirror every day and loving each and every part of you.

I was so very sad to hear about a young mother of three losing her life I hope and pray that her partner and their children can heal knowing she is the light from heaven that shines down on them.

The cost of pretty should never cost you life.

Live,  love, laugh more importantly see that you are pretty!!!