Are you HOT, BEAUTIFUL, or BOTH?

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Happy Friday Strong Girls (and to any Strong Men who might come across this post)!

Here’s some inspiration i came across today. (Excerpt copied below, but read more here). I added the images for some good visual representation 🙂

Hot is admired from afar; beauty is to be held.

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SCANDAL – ABC’s “Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)

Hot is perception; beauty is appreciation.

Hot is smokey-eyed; beautiful is bare-faced.

Hot is an appearance; beautiful is more than skin deep.

Hot is the way she moans; beautiful is the way she speaks.

Hot is a strong appeal; beautiful is strong mind.

Hot is youthful; beautiful is ageless.

Hot is conventional; beauty is unique.

Hot is a one-night stand; beautiful is sleepless nights.

Hot is a state of beKeriing; beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Hot is devious; beautiful is innocent.

Hot is bending her over; beautiful is baking her blueberry pancakes.

Hot is sultry; beautiful is wholesome.

Hot is her curves; beauty is her nerves.

Hot is a text message; beautiful is a love letter.

Hot is a facade; beautiful is a woman.

Be a BEAUTIFUL woman!

With love,

Onyinye

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Amazing! Just the way YOU are.

Hey StrongEnough Gals!

How You Doin’?! (in my Wendy Williams voice)

As I worked today, I turned on Pandora to help keep my focus as I edited a document. The song that came on was a beautiful reminder from God that I am amazing, just the way I am.

It’s been a while since I posted on here. “Life’s been full,” as I say. I’m currently in a season of making decisions, seeking advice, and making plans for a transition. In this season, I have had people urging me to think about what I want; what does Onyinye want? Not what do other people want for Onyinye nor what does Onyinye think others want for/from her? But, what does ONYINYE want for herself. While I am still processing this question (in an attempt to come up with an answer that is as honest as possible), it’s nice to be reminded that no matter what, I am amazing! Not to sound boastful, but I think we all need this “I am amazing” reminder every day.

As I listened to Bruno’s words, the following highlighted words stuck out to me:

Oh, her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like they’re not shining
She’s so beautiful
And I tell her everyday.

Yeah, I know, I know when I compliment her, she won’t believe me
And it’s so, it’s so sad to think that she doesn’t see what I see
But every time she asks me do I look okay?
I say

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are

And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Oh, you know, you know, you know I’d never ask you to change
If perfect’s what you’re searching for, then just stay the same
So don’t even bother asking if you look okay
You know I’ll say

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
‘Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are

There’s my inspiration for today. BELIEVE IT! YOU ARE AH-MAZING!