Friday, March 12, 2010

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty....What is true beauty?
I have always struggled with feeling beautiful. I constantly compare myself to others, and have put a lot of worth in my appearance, promising that “perfecting” my outward appearance would make me feel beautiful—Truly Beautiful. Of course with age, you realize that Beauty does not pertain only to appearance. It includes so much more than what clothes we wear or how we style our hair.

Have you ever seen Shallow Hal? Part of me loves that movie. It is funny and has a quirky way of showing that inner beauty is what is most important. Being ugly on the outside can have a funny way of affecting the way people see you on the outside.

I would rather be a loving, generous, kind, tenderhearted, compassionate, smart and cheerful person over looking like a Supermodel; if my body was all I had. Of course if I could have both, I would gladly take them!

We all know looks perish with time—so why is so much emphasis put on how we look. Of course, personal hygiene is important, but what is with all the plastic surgery, hair dye, mani/pedi's and makeup. It is SO much work to live up to the world's standards.
So it all comes back to this....
I am beautiful because I am made in the image of God. He formed me, made me His. When I think about the ALL powerful God, the maker of the universe detailing each part of me—I am in awe.

1 comment:

  1. well said jenwal.

    psalm 45:11(a): The king is enthralled by your beauty