Who decides what beautiful is?

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder…really?  If that’s true than I need to worry about what people think when they see me.  As in I need others to validate my looks in order to feel beautiful?  So every morning I get up, dress appropriately, slap on some makeup and fix my hair.  Then, I head out into the world with a watchful eye on others, comparing myself to them, observing their reactions to me, all the while praying for a positive outcome…I think NOT!

To me real beauty is loving that there’s only one YOU!  Beauty comes from your heart not your appearance.  There are many physically beautiful people who love only themselves, therefore it’s just superficial beauty.  You can’t pretend to be beautiful.  It just is!  It’s how you live your life and how you give of yourself that makes you beautiful! 

I get that appearance is important but it should not stop us from reaching out to someone and getting to know them.  There is beauty and purpose within all of us.  If you don’t open your heart to that possibility you may miss out on the chance to meet someone extraordinary and meaningful in your life.

If you see me on the street I will greet you with a smile, in fact I’ll already be smiling before I see you.  It’s who I am!  I embrace the beauty in the world with all my heart!  I find beauty in every day…a hug from my children, a smile from my husband, the fact I have a job, a home, I’m alive!  I think that I will live to be at least 100 because I need that much time to see all the beauty in the world! 

My ATTITUDE is beautiful.  Do I see a beautiful person when I look in the mirror?  As a matter of fact I do!  It’s okay if that’s not what you see when you look at me because I do know that I am a beautiful person.  I give of myself as often as I can, I love my family and my friends and none of them have any reason to doubt that.  A stranger on the street or online may become a very dear friend to me because my heart is open to the possibility!  I am thankful for my life and the beauty that surrounds me!

Have a beautiful day all of you beautiful people!!

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2 responses to “Who decides what beautiful is?

  1. Great post and so true! I have known some of the most beautiful people in the world, who have turned incredibly ugly with their attitude. Great outlook, you will certainly go far with that kind of belief system!!

  2. PS – I see your picture, you are “beautiful” even without me knowing your attitude =)

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