Social networking is an amazing tool for sharing things that strike us as funny, poignant, and sometimes even significant. This video was passed down the line of FB friends this past week and, at this point I have watched it almost everyday since. Each time I watch it I want to cheer when she speaks to her someday daughter, and to the bar scene experience [**blech**]. Though every woman’s experience is different, I believe that at some point in life we all feel the frustration that is expressed so strongly in this video.
Pretty. Plastic. Empty.
Be more than ‘merely pretty’ [Thank you, Ms.Makkai].
As Ms. Makkai says ‘BE pretty amazing, pretty intelligent, pretty authentic, pretty courageous, pretty brave’…so much so that you examine your life and work to create change for the better within yourself rather than seeking for that ‘one thing’ or that ‘one person’ that will make it all seem better [or dare I say that ‘completes you’]. So you can lead by example for your sisters, daughters, and nieces…for your brothers, sons, and nephews as well, demonstrating the full depth and breadth of your beauty being you, all of you, fully and completely.
Thank you to the women in who have come before you and I, who carved their path in life according to their own purpose, despite what others may have thought. YOU ARE pretty amazing, pretty intelligent, pretty authentic, pretty courageous, incredibly beautiful and brave.