Hue and I

by Chanell Classen
Hue and I


Hue (read “You”) is defined as a colour or shade. It can also be referred to as character or aspect. But YOU, on the other hand, are defined by different colours and shades. Your present.. your past.. your background, they all play a role in what makes you who you are. So, what defines YOU? What makes you different?

I can’t help you decide who are you are because you’re a work in progress. But I hope that you will take a minute to just think about all of the things that define YOU.

I’m not beautiful like you, I am beautiful like me

Let’s stop comparing ourselves to one another and start embracing our different hues/shades/colours/aspects. You were wonderfully and fearfully made by the One who created you and guess what, you’re the only one with your genetic code out of 7,5 billion people in the world (unless you’re an identical twin of course).

Whether you are white, brown, pink, yellow, speak with a twang or not – be proud of who you are! Oh, and BTW (By the way), I believe that there is only one race and that is the Human Race simply because we’ve all got red blood running through our veins. I used to think that we should stop comparing ourselves to others because there “will always be better”. There will always be a girl with better hair, better legs, better lips… but NO! The truth is that nobody is better than the next person. We are all different and therefore all we can do is accept our differences and love ourselves. And also, the mere fact that you are reading this, means that you have two (perhaps four?) working eyes as well as a blood-pumping heart, thus you are alive, my fellow human!

Your true colours

In conclusion, do not be afraid to be you. As Cyndi Lauper sang back in 1986, “don’t be afraid to show your true colours, they’re beautiful, just like a rainbow”. So, colour the world with your unique colours because you’ve got a certain hue (you) that the world needs to see and be inspired by.

And please, please don’t forget to do it with a smile!



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Allison October 25, 2016 - 8:12 am

I love this!!! And even though we suppose to know this, we always end up comparing anyway, whether we speak it or think it. Thank you for the valuable reminder, SisterGirl xxx

Chanell Classen October 27, 2016 - 8:47 pm

Thank you so much for your feedback, Alli!! Really appreciate it. Keep on being amazing!! xx


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