“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees its.” Confucius
“The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.” Havelock Ellis, Impressions and Comments
As a woman, I have a tendency to “compare” my own beauty to that of others. It’s natural, but so incredibly wrong and unhealthy.
We are all beautiful, in our own ways. INCLUDING our many flaws, because we all know there is no such thing as perfection, right?
A project I have for every woman is to look in the mirror. Think of all the many compliments you’ve been given my others and TRULY see WHY they have given those compliments to you. This is a project for myself as well because the good Lord knows I am so ridiculously hard on myself, it’s unbelievable!
So, I’ll use my Facebook profile photo to start. I’m constantly told I have beautiful eyes and lashes. I can see why people would tell me that. My eyes are blue and reflective, so sometimes that are some crazy colors, but it a really cool way! My lashes are naturally long (I get them from my daddy} and that is something we women crave! The purpose of me using mascara is because my lashed are super light in color and the tips are blonde. Without mascara, you really don’t see them very well.
I thank those who genuinely compliment me. Not because I am looking for compliments or because I feel I need to be accepted, but because of how kind it is of them to take the time to stop and tell me something so sweet about myself. I tell other women things about themselves I find beautiful all the time. I KNOW how much a few kind, GENUINE words can change someone’s mood and flip a bad day into a good one.
Now it’s your turn. What compliments have been given to you and when you look at yourself, can you see WHY they were said? I bet you can. Tell me. I want to know. 🙂