Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Justin Bieber Inspired...
he doesn't need to impress the recording academy...people know how beyond successful he's become...
but do I have a new found admiration for the Beebs...
INSERT: the Grammy's
I had a new found respect for Justin Bieber when I saw him interviewed with Esperanza Spalding, and he genuinely told her how happy he was for her and that he liked her hair!
that is exactly why we shouldn't look for man's approval...
yes it may be nice to have a grammy to prove that a group of people voted for you...
it may be nice to win an award for something
have a whole shelf full of trophy's or medals...
tons of people that have voted, chosen, or selected you to be the best...
but in the end..it was all just some other person's opinion...
I don't want to live in the shadows of opinions...trying to peek out once someone has "APPROVED of ME"...I don't want to live in the seeking of approval...
because then you are just IMPRISONED to IMPRESS...
or like so many people you see in Hollywood..trying so hard to look successful, skinny, wealthy, younger than young, beautiful...or shocking...
we could spend our whole lives being a prisoner to impress people...or we can be free to say...
I know the truth in my heart...
I want you to tell yourself, right now...
I know I am talented.....I don't need someone to tell me
I know I am unique and special and am priceless...and no award needs to be given for that
I know I have things to share with the world that only I can do, create, be, design, sing, or show
Man may give out awards that can be lost, stolen or broken...
but something that can never be taken away or lost...
is knowing how special you are in your heart!
You don't need to IMPRESS anyone....live for an AUDIENCE of ONE!
I am cheering you on...and give you the award of freedom!
FREE to be you, the most amazing you, that doesn't need anyone's approval to tell you how incredible you are....you just are AMAZING...without doing a thing!!
huge love and freedom to be you, just how you are....your friend, kandee
Posted by Kandee Johnson at 11:54 AM
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I love this post and I'm truly inspired by both you and the JBiebs!! :)
You are a beautiful person kandee, inside and out.
This post really inspired me... thank you :-)
lots of love and hugs! <3kayla
Thanks so much for your inspiring words and encouragement. You are a beacon of light in this dark dark world! Way to go - keep it up sister.
I love this i love you and justin :)
You are such an amazing and wonderful person. Your children are lucky to have you as mother. I can't imagine a better role model. Be happy and love life as always Kandee!! :)
Kandee... you have NO idea how much i needed this right now...Thank you, from the very bottom of my heart. Reading it made me cry and I thank you so very much. Your valentines video touched me just as much. Thank you thank you...I so needed this blog right now...
Oh my goodness Kandee, thank you soooooo much for this! This really gave me a good start to my day! :D ♥
Kandee, that was truly inspiring. You are one of my role models and i am blessed to be able to read your blogs and watch your videos. God Bless
ps. when will you announce the name of your Cupcake?!
Although I'm not a huge fan of Justin, he has made a great name for himself and is a very smart guy.On the other hand, you have inspired me beyond beliefe, I started out watching your makeup videos and now I love following your advice and personal vids. I am in the process of changing myself and finding myself right now because I have made a lot of mistakes that you made at 17 and your advice has helped me so much. Keep up your amazing-ness <33
love and prayers,
I totally agree with you. No other kid in the business is so sweet, down to earth and inspiring like he is.
I think you are even more inspiring and I love to read these posts full of empowerment that make me smile always. XOXO
I agree, JB is such a sweet kid! He's totally grounded and is so considerate...I wish him tons of success!
I am not a fan of Justin's music....but I AM a fan of his attitude! He has shown, over and over, how a well-behaved young man should act. From refusing to react when a water bottle was thrown at him at a concert to his kind comments after the Grammys. I pray that more kids look at his example and decide to follow it.
Thank you for a great message Kandee!
Your the best:) everyday that you post up something.. I just feel a change inside. It's crazy. You made me realize who I am and never let to my dreams down.. and for that I thank you.
This made me cry. You're so inspiring Kandee, and I'm so glad I found you. I know I don't "know" you, but I feel like I do, and I'm glad.
I needed that today. Thank you, Kandee! I hope you have a great day.
Great post Kandee! I totally agree with you! There's a Lady Gaga quote I love, that says "Don't let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are." I have that on the back of my makeup artist business card! (That you inspired me to make... the pink tree!!! From the TO Glaminars!)
Lots of love to you! You're SO BEAUTIFUL and you're kindess impresses me everyday!
Kandee, you are so amazing! i love how you are such an inspiration to all of us! i can tell you genuinely do care and love us all! we love you too, Kandee! huge love to you!
I found new respect for Justin Bieber when I heard his newer song "Pray"
Words can't even explain what your blogs have gotten me through these last couple weeks. I just wanted to say thank you and you're amazing and wonderful and so much more. Have a beautiful amazing day!
My daughter loves Justin! and so of course I had to join her and I agree that he's a very talented kid and a great role model for her generation. When he didn't win, we were very upset! but I agree that he doesn't need an award to tell him that he is talented because he is!! I also take the freedom award and embrace it! so thank you Kandee once again you manage to make me smile in the middle of all the shadow that has been surrounding me.
Wow, Kandee, you sure know when to write posts like these. I needed to hear that. I can't believe how much of an inspiration you are!
Huge Love, Anouk
justin bieber inspires me every day. And so do you! (: JUSTIN IS AMAZING!!!!!1
Kandee, You really are such a wonderful person. You have a way with your words that put a smile on my face and anyone who reads what you write!!
I agree that people try too hard to win other people's approval, when the only approval we need is God's.
If we know who we are, there's really no need for the approval of man.
I hope you read your comments as I want to thank you for inspiring me. My life feels really hopeless at the moment and Im slightly depressed but you always bring a little sparkle of hope with your amazing positivity and love.
Im interested to know your view about love btw. I mean true love between a man and a woman. If you ever feel like talking about it, what it means to you and how you found your boyfriend..? =)
All the best, and hugs from Finland! <3
Kandee ! Omg I just do not know how to express my appreciation for your kind, loving, and inspiring words ! Like seriously you just made my year because I will keep your words in my heart forever and live off of them so that ill live happily, fearing no ones approval ! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU !!!
I love you Kandee! You are my guiding light and my angel O:) Never change who you are - you're the most perfect Kandee Johnson already :)and we all love you so much more than you could ever possibly imagine! Infinite love from Leeds, England :) Hannah <3 xXx
I'm 35 and I love Justin, I think he has work so hard to get what he has.
Is so refreshing to see that you always have something positive to say. I feel so happy when I see people posting that they needed to hear your messages. You are a true inspiration.
thank you so much for being an inspiration Kandee! You truly are an inspiring and amazing woman!
Kandee that was so inspiring and true! You are such a nice lady and I live how u show care for people who read ur blogs. Great job! Keep it up?
I posted this on your other blog, but in case you didn't see it! :)
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Thank you so much!! :)
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Awww :) I'm glad he inspired you! I actually grew up with him, and watching him sing on the city bus, downtown, youtube, stratford star... it is unbelievable how far he has gotten!! So crazy how i can officially say I know someone famous hahaha oxo loveee n kisses to you candy !! hope your valentines day was wonderful :)
I'm not a huge fan of his music, but that kid has had to put up with a lot of harsh criticism and hate from ppl who don't even know him. Even some of his fans can be a little...err... agressive but he seems to handle things well and is a huge inspiration. I never really thought of him like that but he really has shown that through hard work and determination anything is possible. Really enjoyed this post kandee!
First off, your words make me smile. You lift my spirits and help keep my chin up when I'm sad. I love you, Kandee!
Secondly, I honestly couldn't stand JB at first. I didn't care for him or his hair, and thought his music was a tad annoying. However, just listening to him interact with people makes you WANT to like him. He is so respectful and kind to everyone, you just want to give him a bear hug! Haha :)
thank you for this =))). When I worship the Lord, I try to remind myself that I"m an audience of ONE. Just me and God. That's the truth.
I'm a youth leader for my church and have been given responsibility for jr. high and high school ages- and your blogs really help me come up with lesson plans b/c it can really speak to those ages (and older). Then of course, I pray about it and have God guide me...
P.S. listen to Francesca Batestelli: "Free to be me"
God has made you a vessel to change and transform lives and with that, He's given you the appropriate tools to do just that...Makeup! You're so excellent at it! But the most touching and meaningful thing to me is that you are a devout Christian woman spreading the truth to so many people who struggle, who are lost and hurting. Thank you KJ, for doing the will of God and never have shone our beloved Lord and Savior!
Your Sister in Christ,
And Makeup Guru too! ! !
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I'm always inspired by you and JB. Thank you Kandee. You keep the smile on my face everyday.
You always say the BEST things! Love reading your blog!
Amen Kandee! You always seem to share my same opinions on just about everything in life! :)
Geez! You are too inspiring for your own good. :)
oh wow, thank youuu, kandeeee!!
sometimes i forget to impress myself first and seek other's approval instead.
thank you for your friendly reminder and inspiring post!
How incredibly inspiring! I'd like to use this as a note on Facebook if you don't mind. Without a doubt you will get the credit for it. But I know this post can touch so many people. As a matter of fact I think I'll print it and frame it where my boys can see it and remember they are SPECIAL and LOVED! You are so amazing Kandee. The love of God just flows through you and it makes me proud to be your "sister". :D
thank you for encouraging us like this. you are building a lot of people's confidence..i wish there were more people like you in this world xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I appreciate this blog post. I have been having a hard struggle. I have had some bad things happen to me where I live in fear of running into someone because of what they did and the people they know. It has resulted in me not even doing what I truly want like to show my face on a blog or even make a facebook. I want to be free and I realized that I am the one putting myself in a cage. My mind is the only for me to truly feel free. I am still working on it. Thank you Kandee for your recents posts, it's like you are speaking directly to me. I am sure many others feel that way too. I hope you and your sweet children are doing great. Take care.
Kandee you're so amazing. You open my eyes and give me the gentle prod to encourage me to set myself free.
Thank you for taking your time to write your thoughts and make the posts be atractive to look at. Thanks and love love love.
You are so right Kandee you have very valid points and we need to remind ourselves of this everyday sometimes we may be too hard on ourselves and think other people are better but you speak the truth and give great examples.Thank you for the inspirational words chica.
You are such an amazing person with the kindest heart. Thank you for this post. I hope all youre dreams come true. Take care of youreself and youre family.
Youre friend Pam:)
I am a huge Kandee fan and of course a Bieber fan also:) I liked him ever since my daughter started to follow him on youtube before he was really famous! After watching his movie recently. I love him even more! His story is a dream come true. He inspires many!! Guess what?..so do you Kandee!!! Been watching you over a year now and I have learned so much from you. I am a proud single mom of two. Thank you Kandee for just being you. We are all amazing we just need to believe it!! Congrats to you and your new princess. She is adorable! God Bless! xoxo
love this post :)
i went through my phase of being imprisoned to impress others, and im growing out of it as i grow older, but this post helped knock even more sense into me. i shouldnt need verification from others when i know what i did was good.
thanks so much for writing this kandee :)
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