Beauty is one of the greatest things we can experience in this life, but it can be quite subjective. I ran into this quote while I was still at esthetician school a few years back and for some reason, I’ll never forget that moment. I’m sure I’ve heard this saying before, but it really resonated with me back then. It kind of opened my eye to see that beauty isn’t what you think of it, it’s so much more, and in some way — that is beautiful.
I believe the vision of beauty is very narrow and it also does not need to have a big emphasis as our culture today puts it. What we see from the Kardashian’s to what we see from other Hollywood stars is harshly skewed.
We should make it a point to show the younger generation that there are things about them that are beautiful apart from their looks — like their kind heart, their giving heart, or how good they are at a particular sport. You know what my perception of beauty is? A big smile on someone’s face. That has to be one of the greatest things that both parties can experience. You can’t be sad looking at someone smiling, and the person smiling is naturally happier because of it.
There is beauty all around us. Whether that is the beauty of nature, beauty of a newborn child or the beauty of flowers — they all have a different meaning for everyone and they all have a unique feature that makes it beautiful for the one that is viewing it. This is why I believe this life is so magical. There is so much good, if you just focus on the good, you will see it as well. Check out my gratitude post, if you need help in this area.
Subjective beauty is kind of like growing up as a kid, and one of the most common questions you would get asked is; what is your favorite color? Well, everyone has a different color they choose and see as “beautiful”, it can also vary mostly between gender. Why? Because the beauty of a color is in the eye of the person that is viewing it.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you, you are not beautiful — it just means you’re not their cup of tea, which is normal and absolutely fine! This is why I put a big emphasis on self-love. If you have so much love for yourself, why does anyone else’s perception of you really matter? At the end of the day, people don’t think of you as much as you think they do. Everyone has their own struggles and problems to deal with. For the people who do obsess over your life, tell them to find a better hobby and perhaps it’s time they took a dab at self-improvement.
Growing up, my sister and I were always recognized for “our beauty”, I guess in some way we were blessed because society’s perception of us were positive. But apart from “our beauty”, we have so much more to offer, which you can’t just see by looking at us from the outside. On the inside, my sister has the kindest heart and is the most hardworking lady I know. She speaks so softly and basically melts your heart each time. If that is not beautiful, I don’t know what is. She also made beautiful little babies that I absolutely think are the most adorable little munchkins, but once again — that is my perception of beauty.
I want you to go on with your day, knowing you are beautiful and don’t listen to the negative committee in your head or what society may think of you. I personally think you are beautiful, even if I don’t know you because I think every human being is magical and beautiful in their own way.
Now, go and find what makes you beautiful and do exactly that and always stay positive.
Until next time,
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“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel