A couple of months ago, I asked my best friend to show her 10-year-old son (who we will refer to as "Curlstein") a PowerPoint draft that I was working on. The presentation, which I have yet to share, is related to things that I have learned along the way on my natural hair journey. Because Curlstein is very intuitive, I wanted his honest opinion about my draft. Once he reviewed it, Curlstein sent me a voice note to my phone sharing his thoughts about my presentation & expressing his enthusiasm for my blogging. I was so impressed with his choice of words & how he captured so much from so little, considering that it was an incomplete presentation. I immediately requested that he write a blog post for me in regards to what beauty means to him. So, here we are now, sharing Curlstein’s first official blog post.
(Thank you, Curlstein, for taking the time to share your wonderful thoughts with all of us. I see the beauty in your work).
Beauty by Curlstein
In my opinion, beauty is a word that I feel has been misunderstood and taken out of context for a long time. It isn’t all about wearing the latest clothing styles, or paying an arm and a leg to make yourself look good. No! It’s about being true to yourself and others, and enjoying the simple things in life.
We should find beauty in coming home to a loving and caring family, beauty in having good health, beauty in clean water and the food we eat on a daily basis, and beauty when we have the money to buy the things we need. Be grateful for things like this since there are people who lack these things.
And, to those who blow all their cash trying to look good and impress people, one day, you’ll be in for a tsunami of disappointment. There will come a day where people lose interest in you, and you will wonder why.
The point that I am trying to make here is, do you look at a glass of water as half full or half empty? Think of the glass as half full. Enjoy what you have, and don’t become greedy over something you don’t have. Remember, beauty is being naturally you and enjoying the simple things in life.
My curly hair friend, Ms. Bella at Def Curls, understands this. My mom shares her Instagram posts with me because her videos and blogs are more than just curly hair. She shares the products and ideas that work for her while at the same time encouraging her readers to do the same for themselves. Def Curls wants you to appreciate the type of hair you have and learn to use products and tools that work for you. She ends almost every post with reminding her followers to find what works for them.
My mom has taught me to be a person of honest talk and helpful heart. I think there is a lot of beauty in that. And all these things you will find with my friend Def Curls.
Long Live Def Curls!