Tyrese Gibson shared a video of himself with his adorable 6-year-old daughter, Shayla Gibson and it’s honestly one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. In the video, Tyrese is giving his daughter lessons on how to say her name and several tactics to increase her confidence and know her worth. With statements like, “The only person who can stand in my way…is me. And me standing in my way is not an option.”
Tyrese has one of the sexiest voices in R&B, but his presence on social media often makes me roll my eyes. From his often misspelled words of wisdom to his unsolicited relationship advice, there have been several times where I’ve said, “Bye Tyrese.” But not this time. Tyrese has completely stolen my heart with this one. His daughter is obviously the most important thing in his life and showing her that she’s beautiful, special and no one’s opinion of her matters, has got to be the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen on the internet.
If more fathers took to the time out to talk to their young daughters in this way, we would see less cases like this one–where a father publicly beat his daughter after she was “missing” for three days. Daddies, take notes.
Here’s the part of Tyrese’s speech to his daughter that I will repeat to myself in the mirror everyday:
I’m great. I am amazing. I am smart. I am special. No one in the world could stop my greatness. No one in the world can shake my confidence. It doesn’t matter what you say about me, it’s about the way I feel about myself. I love me! So it doesn’t matter if you don’t love me, I love me because I’m great.
Thank you so much for this Tyrese. This is a beautiful thing. How do you create and cultivate your self-confidence?