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    Colbie Caillat Goes All Natural and Asks, “Do You Like You?”…Do You?

    Ladies, there’s nothing wrong with trying to present ourselves in a pleasing way. There’s nothing wrong with dressing nicely, enhancing our natural beauty with a little make-up, or adhering to a fitness regimen to maintain a healthy body. But in our culture, we are often persuaded to change ourselves to fit into a model of perfection. And natural perfection is just unrealistic.

    And so, we wear lots of make-up to cover the flaws, exercise or starve ourselves to be skinny, or we wear revealing clothing so that we are more sexy and appealing to the opposite gender.

    We do all of these things so that others will like us, find us attractive, and make us feel good about ourselves. But do we really feel good about ourselves? I mean, if we have to go to such extremes, how could we even like ourselves? We’re hiding who we are, right?

    The media plays a huge role in promoting this unrealistic standard of perfection. It’s often achieved by photo-shopping what’s real and turning it into a fantasy. And Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat agrees.

    In her most recent music video release for her song, “Try,” Caillat reminds that we’re all beautiful, and that we should learn to like ourselves the way we are…naturally.

    Check out the video below and ask yourself if you like you.

    Ladies, what did you think about Caillat’s music video? Do you like you?

    T.M. Gaouettehttp://www.tmgaouette.com
    T.M. Gaouette is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger and fiction novelist. She was born in Africa, brought up in London and is now living in New England with her husband and four children. Devoted to Him, Gaouette is dedicated to glorifying God through her stories for teens and young adults. T.M. Gaouette is the author of "The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch" and "Freeing Tanner Rose," Christian novels for teens and young adults. She's currently working on completing her upcoming novel -visit tmgaouette.com for more on her Christian fiction work. Connect with her on www.facebook.com/TMGaouette and https://twitter.com/TMGaouette .


    1. I loved this video and shared it immediately after seeing it on Facebook. It has such a great message and Colbie is so lovely and beautiful all around. I do like me, or at least, try very hard to like me. There are days when it is hard, but I think everyone goes through those days. <3

    2. I love the song, the video, and the message. Sometimes I get caught up in the wanting to be popular, and it’s nice to be reminded that I don’t have to try to be liked. I don’t want to have friends who like me because of how I dress or make me act a certain way. I want to be honest with myself and others about who I am.

    3. I absolutely adore this song! The music video just enhances it even more. It reminds me about the Dove True Beauty commercial of how you see yourself and how others see you. But overall, major kudos to Colbie.

    4. I saw this a few weeks ago and seriously… I LOVE THIS!!!
      There is a standard that should be broken in society, and this gives people everywhere a chance to say that they are beautiful no matter what.
      Colbie Caillat has done such a great job with this!

    5. I LOVE this song! I have had many friends who have always been bothered by their height, weight, looks…(etc.) and they always lost sight of who they were in God’s eyes! I would spend everyday trying to encourage them and tell them that they are beautiful, and remind them of how God sees them but it was never enough. After I heard this song the first time, I downloaded it to my Ipod, so I would always be reminded of who I am, that I am beautiful! I hope every girl gets a chance to hear this song too!

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