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Popularity
Published on Thursday, January 26, 2017 by

Today’s blog challenge topic is, you guessed it…. Popularity.

I was never the popular one.  I was the band geek.  The one who would never be skinny. The girl with the freckles.   The REDHEAD.  Back in the day, there were no beautiful gingers… there were just redheads.

Had I been “popular,” I would have become a different person from who I am today.  I am glad I was never one of THE  crowd, sure of myself, my beauty and my popularity.  Having never been told, I had to learn for myself that I am strong, smart and beautiful in my own way.

I have a daughter in high school.  A beautiful, smart and and caring young woman.  I have done everything I can her entire life to teach her she doesn’t NEED to be popular.  She doesn’t NEED designer clothes.  She does not NEED a man to make her whole.

What a blessing that she has grown to be level headed.  Nurturing.  The champion of those in need.  She will wear what she wants, play the music she wants and stand up for herself and others in any situation.  She has a wonderful circle of incredible friends.  But she is not considered one of the “popular.”  And for that, I am grateful!

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  • lissa

    your daughter sounds wonderful, I wished I was like her when I was in high school, it’s not easy to keep your confidence once you get it, other kids make it hard

    have a lovely day.

  • You have done your job well. She will do the very same thing to her kids one day. You’ll be proud all over again.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  • Being popular isn’t everything, but when you’re that awkward teenager, school can be unpleasant. It is not fun to be shunned through no fault of your own.

    I am glad you have a beautiful smart daughter who knows her own mind. You did good!

  • Tamara Gerber

    You and your daughter are wonderful ladies! 🙂

  • Ron

    BRAVA Katherine! I LOVE how you’ve raised your daughter.

    *three cheers*

    “Had I been “popular,” I would have become a different person from who I am today. I am glad I was never one of THE crowd, sure of myself, my beauty and my popularity. Having never been told, I had to learn for myself that I am strong, smart and beautiful in my own way.”

    Me too. I also had to learn for myself to accept and celebrate who and what I am because I never fit into any “popular” group. But you know what? It made me a much stronger person who doesn’t rely on the acceptance of others.

    FAB post, my friend!

  • I was lucky that during high school I went to a really small school where everyone was friendly with each other. When there are so few, it seems that they don’t break out into groups as much. We all found our place to excel. I was a great student, my best friend was hilarious, and another friend was seriously pretty. It didn’t seem to put anyone ahead of the other.

    As far as being popular..Seems that popularity is so often based on qualities such as physical appearance which diminishes it’s value. What is the advantage of being attractive on the outside without inner strength, integrity, and intelligence?

    I find it incomprehensible that your hair was ever a negative. You and your daughter have the most beautiful hair!!!!

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