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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inspiring Women and My New Big Idea

I have always found great inspiration in women. I have found many women, and many mediums that this inspiration comes through. I've decided that I want to help spread that out to other women, so they can feel some of what I feel. I am hoping to, at least weekly, start sharing songs, lyrics, books, websites, blogs, etc that have brought me great joy and light. I want to start with a song. I'm including the video, and the lyrics, because I think every woman everywhere needs to learn and take hold of these ideas. The song is called "Video" by India.Arie. After you read and watch, I know you will see why this is the perfect choice to start with.
First, watch here and I dare you to NOT be inspired. Then come back and read these lyrics.

Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don't
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won't
Depend on how the wind blows I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be india arie

When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it's supposed to be
And I know our creator didn't make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes; I'm lovin' what I see

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be india arie

Am I less of a lady if I don't wear pantyhose?
My mama said a lady ain't what she wears but, what she knows
But, I've drawn a conclusion, it's all an illusion, confusion's the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception, Something's gotta change
but,Don't be offended this is all my opinion ain't nothing that I'm sayin law
This is a true confession of a life learned lesson I was sent here to share with y'all
So get in where you fit in go on and shine
Clear your mind, now's the time
Put your salt on the shelf Go on and love yourself
'Cuz everything's gonna be all right

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be india arie

Keep your fancy drinks and your expensive minks
I don't need that to have a good time Keep your expensive car and your caviar
All I need is my guitar
Keep your Kristal and your pistol I'd rather have a pretty piece of crystal
Don't need your silicone I prefer my own
What God gave me is just fine

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be the
india arie


Please tell me what you think and come back again for more inspiration!

1 comments:

Melissa said...

How inspiring! India is beautiful! How is it that I had never heard this song? I'm passing this one along. thanks sweet girl.

XO,
Melissa
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