All little girls are Goddesses. They're beautiful and know it because no one has told them different. They love to run and play and jump and sway. They love everything about their bodies because no one has taught them not to. No one has told them that their breasts are small or malformed. No one has assessed their proportions and found them wanting. They can't spell cellulite let alone understand its meaning. Their feet are meant for dancing; their hands for coloring and clapping. Their voices are meant to rise in the sweetest of songs.
Little girls, they are strong and they are many. Let them be little girls for as long as you can. And sometime remember the little girl or boy that you once were and feel that confidence again. As much the beholder as anyone, you are only as beautiful, you are only as strong, you are only as worthy as you believe yourself to be. Don't look to others for guidance in loving and respecting yourself. You and only you can be judge and jury. The only higher power is God. Let all those you love, you included, be little boys and girls today.
Hope this made you smile
This is a very heartfelt post that deserves a response . I think maybe it is a little cheesy to say all girls are goddesses, but I do think all girls and boys are special. I appreciate the kind sentiments of your thoughts anyway. Just wanted to let you know someone was responding to your post .
Thanks for responding. I know I smiled when I wrote that post. My girls are amazing, their bodies are toned from gymnastics, etc and they are so incredibly graceful and confident in their bodies. I remember being like that. Well, not graceful; I was clumsy as hell, still am, but I never had a moment's concern about my figure. Yeah, it was nice to be able to throw on just anything and run wild.
Thanks again for commenting.
Guardian, it's a well intended and very nice sentiment and post; and your aim to make people smile hasn't gone unnoticed.
I think if the post hasn't seemed to "click" with a lot of people it may be because those of us who have had our own little boys and girls have seen how, in all their perfect and imperfect, human-ness; they're solid, intelligent, sensible, strong and generally wonderful little people. When they're little they aren't hearing negative messages if they have good, loving, parents; and all parents can do is hope to make them strong enough to be able to think for themselves once they're old enough to start hearing those messages.
When I would look at my own babies/children I would see a perfection so real, and so much more more amazing and awesome than any imaginary goddesses or gods. When I think back to when I was a very small girl (like three), I recall how much I wanted people to realize that I wasn't a baby or a princess or a doll - but a person, just like they were. To me, the greatest gift we can give our children is to realize that they are human beings (granted, little ones) just as we are; and that when you're three or six (or even sixteen) it can sometimes be so hard to get other people to see that.
To be honest, I didn't have much confidence as a little girl; because I thought there was something wrong with a person (me) who couldn't make "the world" see that I wasn't a baby or a doll or a princess. This was in spite of so often hearing how "beautiful" or "loved" I was. I knew my parents loved me, and I knew all children are "beautiful" to their parents. For me, it was when I went out into the worlds of school and work when I got to "be a person, based on my work" and be seen the way I wanted to be seen - as "just another equal human being".
I think girls get their confidence when they are treated (and respected) as "just another equal human being"; and when they do, they aren't all that bothered by any physical flaws they may have.
Your post is nice, and I think most adults want little girls to grow up feeling confident. Maybe sometimes, though, the problem is that we don't always quite know exactly how to accomplish that.
I say Goddesses as a way of indicating how women should view themselves, not literally as Goddesses, but more that they should, through positive thinking, put themselves in control of both their self esteem as well as their destiny.
I really appreciate you responding to my post. It's meant to be thought provoking and to make people take a second to renew their self love and appreciation of those around them.
Guardian1...God channels his voice though angels amoung us...Thank You for bringing the hubs his message.
May You be Blessed
Thanks a lot for responding. Very few people have. It gives me great pleasure to here that my words have touched you in a positive way. I will soon post a hub about Drug/Alcohol detox through christian teaching. Hopefully that will help people as well.
Thanks again, and I wish you the best in your efforts on Hubpages as well as your endeavors in your personal/professional life.
Awww, I'm so happy you enjoyed it. I have so many beautiful, confident children in my life, the words just came naturally. I'm working on some creative writing pieces right now. I'll be posting some soon. Keep an eye out if your interested.
Thanks again for the encouragement. It makes a big difference.
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