Every bit of this! People judging you saying what you should and shouldn’t be doing..as if your boundaries, goals, joys — should be based in them – when they are not you! We are not here to live other people’s lives and no one has to understand anyone’s journey but their own. Carry on.
Everyday – Be You.. aspire toward a better version, that way you won’t get stuck and you won’t compare yourself to anyone – YOU are your only measuring stick – in being YOU.
Someone admonished me the other day on one of my social media pages – “Get your teeth fixed, you have the money.” It was not only rude (some say things and troll public figures as if we are not human beings) but I found it an example of how others judge what others might be comfortable with. I actually embrace my bottom teeth being crooked – there is beauty in imperfection to me. When I was in People Magazine 50 Most Beautiful I mentioned those very crooked teeth which have not impeded my music career or success in any way .. and if so as this person said .. if I’m judged on something as superficial as a few crooked bottom teeth – I’m still fine with me and who I am beyond my looks. We should all learn to love ourselves and yes if you want to fix something, do it not to conform to what society thinks or others- do it because you want to, or not.
Never forget to take a moment of pause to appreciate life despite any challenges or to let those you care about know how you feel. I think this is true more than ever with the increased mass shootings that are becoming all too common in this country.
That said, don’t be afraid to live life, we can’t stress over what we have no control over– always finding your best light in the process. Keep going, keep shining.
As we say good-bye to summer and welcome autumn I want to thank everyone who came out to see me and SRL during the Spring/Summer seasons.
Both seasons were great for the music with “Waiting In Vain” making it into the Top 10 Smooth Jazz in America and Jody Watley & SRL having two back to back Soul Chart hits with “The Mood” and “The Passion” Alex Di Cio mixes and now heading into autumn the Brian Power Remix has really kicked things into another gear in the U.K. Today alone we received play on 8 BBC stations – 8! Heavy play is coming from Mi-Soul kicking off today with Part 1 of my interview with the one and only Mike Vitti-Part 1 because our scheduled 10 minute chat turned into an hour. I joked that I was a regular “Chatty Cathy” that day. I’ll post the archive link as soon as available.
To one and to all : Stay in your magic, that’s what I’m always trying to do so on the good and not so good days (we all have them).. don’t let life and the world get you down.
Believe in miracles and the magic within and take that into the world with love in actions – we need it now more than ever.