I'm not quite sure what type of little girl I was looking back, besides being a sassy-r0yal-pain-in-the-you-know-what!
But by the time I reached my high school years, after some pretty awkward (you know what I'm talking about!) stages.
I emerged no braces, a few extra curves, and basically a lot more confident than my baby fat, tomboy face of most of my life.
(I am such a baby here!!)
I always joke with people that I'm going to make a book titled, "Crap My Mom Used(&Still Does) To Say." Because truly, my mother is one of a kind (in an amazing way). Straight up, she says some of the most off the wall stuff, and she has pretty much been that way since as far back as I can remember.
The point here is, regardless of my emerging swan time. My mom would constantly nag me about smiling.
Not the in cutesy, how you would imagine a loving mother kindly nagging her daughter about the importance of smiling;
But sometimes we'd be at the grocery store and I'd be checking my pager (Yep, thats right..If its maja hit me on my paga!!) and I would hear her,
“Smile please. You look so ugly when your face is like that…No, I’m not saying you’re ugly. I’m just saying, when your face is like THAT, it makes you look ugly."
Back to me rolling my eyes, wondering when I'd be able to return my page (haha!!)
Here's the thing though, some of you may not understand how a mama could talk like that. Thankfully, I do. & I love and appreciate my mama soo much!
Thankfully [Insert life altering event here] and I learned the hard way that smiling is the most beautiful, cheapest, accessory I have to offer the world. Straight up (also like my mom says) the most beautiful girl in the room could be the ugliest if she isn't smiling.
Thanks mom, needless to say, I smile a lot now. :o)
So look at all your rings, your necklaces, your make up and realize the most beautiful thing you can wear today is your
Smile or don't but as my mom would say,
You probably look ugly if you aren't!
To REAL Curves,