Have you guys seen Colbie Caillat’s new music video for her song Try? I saw it for the first time earlier this week and I am so thankful for it. The lyrics and the video together send such a powerful message about worth and beauty apart from cultural standards, photoshop and makeup. After all, while makeup can be fun, we should all be able to love and accept ourselves without it, right?
I love the song’s emphasis on just being who you are—not running the race to look a certain way and have all of the right things to be loved. It’s a reminder that beauty isn’t connected to what we look like, but something so much more. The best part of the song is this line:
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
It poses an important question, don’t you think? Are we okay with who we are, or do we only like ourselves after the daily “enhancements” of hair, makeup and clothes?
What do you think of the video and its message? Do you like yourself when you’re all alone in the mirror, hair down and makeup-free?