Jada Pinkett-Smith took to her Facebook page to let us know that we don’t have to be afraid of growing up and aging. That’s easy for her to say with her flawless skin, high cheek bones, enviable jade eyes and petite and tight frame. Age becomes Jada and there are many other Hollywood heavyweights that boast the same impressive trait. Smith’s post on Facebook was inspired by women like this–a friend of hers, who’s beauty mesmerized her.

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Youth has always been highly regarded and praised, as we are conditioned to appreciate how stunning someone like Rihanna is. However, the older a woman gets, the more she’s pushed aside and room is made for the next hot young thing to take over Hollywood. Jada wants the world to know that there is no longer a need for us to fear aging because it means growth.

There’s a certain level of beauty experience gives to a 40-year-old that a 20-something like myself would have no idea about until I’m able to truly live through my more mature years. I have to agree with Smith. Beauty and wisdom are connected and both serve a unique purpose to life’s experiences.

Check out what Jada had to say below:

Don’t be afraid to be grown…

How many of us are afraid to grow up because we fear that we will no longer be attractive…desirable?

Last night I got to have some girl time with one of my favorite women. She is a gorgeous woman who has been a light in this industry for two decades. We are both now in our forties, but I found myself more mesmerized by this woman’s beauty now than when we were in our twenties. During our conversation, I realized that her beauty had DEEPENED from all the wisdom she has collected from her years of experiences. It’s a beauty that has been earned. A beauty that a twenty year old can’t possess until she has paid the price of…evolution, of transformation, of having rose from the ashes of a thousand rebirths.

I thought to myself…this is the new phase of beauty that maturity brings. It’s a beauty that has learned to build and rebuild hearts. A beauty that can sustain all that is substantial. It’s a beauty that we, culturally, rarely exalt, rarely recognize or give praise to. Culturally, we hound exterior youth but… it’s our deepening, our self-actualizing, that creates the beauty…that lasts…for eternity.

Don’t be afraid to be GROWN. It’s beautiful;)

Happy Sunday…


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