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It has been brought to my attention more than once that I am one of the Beautiful People. Most would consider me arrogant to make that statement. Allow me to delve into the idea and definition of what most consider beautiful, bringing it into a new perspective.
Each and every day we are faced with images of what most would consider beautiful. Physically “perfect” individuals grace the pages of a magazine and also the screens of our televisions. HDTV has brought into focus what continues to lack for 95% of people around the world. Without tight abs, straight teeth and a fat free physique, we are left feeling less than. We search for answers, keys and insight as to how to obtain a better life. We believe that unless we reach a certain level of physical perfection we will always be lacking in some sort of happiness.
If you were given 24 hours to live, what would flash through your mind? Would you focus on your wrinkles and rolls or would you look past your insecurities towards your family and friends? Not sure if my thoughts would wander towards, “Boy, I should hit the gym quick, then go in for some Botox and Bariatric surgery.” The last thing on my mind would be my body, home, car, work, or anything else along that line.
What do you believe creates a beautiful person? Is it simply a physical attribute or an inward quality? Is it one, the other or a combination of both?
The last time you were out and about, what drew you to glance towards another individual. Was it a certain way they dressed or because of their presence? What about the last time you decided to approach someone because you were attracted to them? Is it possible to become attracted to someone over time? What brings us close to one another and what eventually pushes us away?
Human nature is very simple. We experience life initially through our eyes and ears. We are drawn to whatever appeals to us at that very moment. Next we move onto smell, then touch and eventually taste. What we like today can change at the drop of a hat depending on what we allow ourselves to experience on a daily basis.
Beauty works very much the same way. If I am drawn to someone because of their physical nature, it may take minutes for me to decide that the interior of that individual does not match their exterior. Prince Charming turns into the toad, which will cause me to run for fear of warts.
True beauty encompasses three very important aspects: the smile on your face, the peace in your soul and the love in your heart.
These three qualities draw us towards one another over time. Without them, you may have many dates, but few relationships. Everything will remain surface. You will never be alone, yet you will always be lonely.
In order to attain true beauty, you must begin taking care of your most important resources, your mind, body and spirit. One must learn to love and accept his or herself in order to be able to love and accept others.
Take time to meditate, pray and live a healthy lifestyle. It is the greatest gift you can give yourself.