Wow. That is a loaded question.
If I say no, I get a pep talk about how I need to see how beautiful I am.
If I say yes, I’m conceited.
The truth is neither.
Now guys, before you tune this out as a chic message – you are NOT exempt from self-confidence issues.
Oh, you are? Then why did you suck in your stomach and puff out your chest in that last picture?
That is a beautiful thing about digital photography, the delete button.
I believe that there should be a law that says that the subject in a photo gets the first right of refusal before that picture goes anywhere.
Are We Beautiful?
Anyway, the point… Do I (or you) think that we are beautiful?
Truthfully… if nobody else has to hear the answer. More often than not, the answer is no.
Nose too long, head too round, body too big, body not big enough, bad skin, bad teeth, bad breath – all things that many of us think stand between us and what we think would make us beautiful – on the outside.
The thing is, I have a hard time finding people that are beautiful on the inside that are not beautiful on outside. There is something about that inner love, niceness, and consideration for their neighbor that makes them… well, beautiful.
Watching an old woman who can’t get out of a chair alone anymore smile at children playing on the floor and then telling a story of when she was young.
Seeing someone confined to a wheelchair for life as a teen consoling someone else about things going on in the able-bodied persons life.
A priceless piece of art.
Being privileged to watch a complete stranger perform a random act of kindness and then fade into the crowd before a name can be exchanged or a proper thank you can be given.
I can’t contain the smile.
In a world that has perverted outer beauty (for ladies) to 38-24-36, hair shiny from oil, fake lashes, makeup, cellulite removing lotions, self tanning lotion, working out like a fiend and undergarments to hold it all in and make it tight… that should be illegal!
I AM READY TO START A NEW MOVEMENT!!!!!
C’mon Glamour, GQ, Vogue and Men’s Health – put someone on the cover that we should want to be like. NOT because of their abs, but because of the difference they are making in this world.
Hmmmm… So now that I think of it that way. I am beautiful!
I held the elevator for strangers and let them cram in to the point I was uncomfortable. I let older ladies go ahead of me on the escalator.
Maybe not world rocking, but world changing, one act at a time.
So tell me, what are you going to do today to show the world your beauty?
Tell me in the comments and post a photo of yourself on my Facebook page.
Then, come and meet me this Friday night. We have our women’s meeting at our Earth City (Northwest) campus. Come and have fun!
I’m speaking and will be hanging out at our Caribbean night and treasure hunt.
Got beach garb or pirate gear? Wear it. It’s fun! See you there!