Just the Way You Are
My blogging buddy and birthday twin Tunde as graciously blessed us with a guest post today. Enjoy. I downloaded Bruno Mars’ album (I plan on buying it as well), Doo-Wops and Hooligans, last week and I’ve listened to it all the way through at least once a day since then (twice today). I love every [...]
I downloaded Bruno Mars’ album (I plan on buying it as well), Doo-Wops and Hooligans, last week and I’ve listened to it all the way through at least once a day since then (twice today). I love every track on the album because of the wide variety of topics he covers. From drinking (as well as smoking) his problems away to eloping to being a good friend. Things that I can relate to. I don’t always want to listen what popular rap/r&b is talking about (mainly getting chicks, making money and flossing). One of the songs that stuck out to me is, Just the Way You Are.
We all deal with coming to terms with our flaws. It’s hard for us to see ourselves how the world views us. If you are anything like me then you are your own worst critic. What is better than finding someone who loves all the things that you dislike about yourself? You think that you could stand to lose a few pounds but he loves a woman who doesn’t look like Olive Oyl. You don’t think you’re as smart as your classmates but she thinks that you’re the smartest man that she knows. When someone genuinely feels like this about you, it really does a lot for your confidence.
“I could live two weeks on a good compliment.” ~Mark Twain
Waking up in the morning and seeing you sleeping in your head wrap and wanting to kiss you even though you have morning breath is an account to how much I’m into you, not how much I dig head scarves. Sure I’m attracted to taller women but I love the height difference between us. It makes me feel like your protector. You see I may not be naturally attracted to all the things about you but I like them nonetheless because they comprise who you are as a person.
I know that this works both ways. I have plenty of imperfections that I’m glad people like about me. I’m a very prideful person. Yes I know it’s one of the deadly sins but I can’t help it. I drool in my sleep when I’m really tired. I’m slim. It’s in my genes. I’m not gaining any more weight. I’ve tried and accepted the fact that I’ll probably be this size forever. I’m tall. While I realize that the whole tall, dark and handsome thing is what a lot of woman say they want, I don’t know if they meant 6’6″ tall. I have “kinky” hair. Once again blame my
Nigerian genes. See despite all these imperfections, I’m still accepted.
Having someone who sees you through rose colored lenses is a great thing. No one wants be with someone who doesn’t think the world of them but at the same time it’s refreshing to know that they assuredly think that you’re the best thing since sliced bread.