I would like for everyone reading this, to really think hard about what being beautiful means to you… Is it only skin deep? is it from within? is it a scenic landscape, a work of art, a kind act? is it pleasant to the eye or is it more of a feeling you get when you notice something or someone beautiful? do you think the media(movies, tv shows, magazines, etc…) portray the true meaning of what being beautiful actually is, and if not what can we do to change that?
Here’s How I See Beauty
While it feels good to hear compliments on your looks, it does not define how beautiful you are. There are layers of a person and to truly be beautiful each layer should be beautiful all the way to the middle, your core, your soul. If deep inside you know you’re beautiful just the way you are, others will take notice, this is confidence… loving who you are. Confidence is beautiful! A good heart is beautiful! Helping others is beautiful! A person who only shows beauty from outer appearance and has no depth in beauty is just good looking, and who wants to be just good looking? why not be the whole package?!
While it is important to keep up with your appearance at a health stand point (brushing your teeth and your hair, cleaning your face and body, etc…) do not forget to take care of your soul, where beauty begins. To work on your soul you must develop your inner character, build yourself from the inside out, care to be a good person, care to make the right decisions. Working on your character will attract people to you, they will see you shine, they will think of you as the beautiful person you are.
Let us challenge the media to portray being beautiful with characters of all sizes, ethnic backgrounds, wearing different kinds of clothing. Show a princess with a scar on her body, wearing a baseball cap, or in a wheelchair. Make characters more real so that all types of children can relate and have a positive image of themselves. It’s sad to see so many young girls, in particular, struggling with their body image when they should be thinking about age appropriate things, such as who can I play with today or what desert do I want to eat after lunch. I’m not leaving boys out, they too struggle with confidence. We need to teach the young and the older crowd that being beautiful is how big your heart is, instead of how you look.
Society On Aging
I encourage society to develop a healthier view of growing old. I see too many people trying so hard to keep their youthful look at any cost. It’s sad when looking at famous people in the spotlight changing their face to almost being unrecognizable. It’s sad because they must feel so much pressure to look a certain way that they would go through such extreme measures to look good. If you ask me, aging naturally is more attractive, it’s more beautiful than having surgery and pumping silicone into your face to the point were you have no facial expressions. My advice to others that want to prolong their youthful look is to go about it the natural way. Eat healthy, exercise, wear sunscreen or hats, use lotions. But when it comes down to it, fighting against growing old is inevitable, you’re going to get wrinkles, you’re going to age… so embrace it and enjoy living, focus your time on earth creating good memories.
The next time you start fixating on your looks and making yourself feel miserable, remember that everyone has beauty inside them, yes you! Remember that being beautiful comes from your soul, the inner you that shines out for all to see.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
Have a wonderful day!