I so love this quote! I couldn’t wait to share it with you all!
Isn’t this so true? So much revolves around how we look on the outside, rather than how we look on the inside.
We are programmed from such a young age to look a certain way. Hopefully not by our parents, but by the media for sure:
“Buy this mascara….you’ll turn the boys’ heads!”
“Go on this weight loss regimen….your body isn’t ‘perfect'” (and then they’ll show a ‘before’ picture with the person looking miserable and the ‘after’ as someone looking happy.) So…if you aren’t a stick figure you aren’t happy?
Personally, I know a lot of ‘pretty’ people who are a-holes. That’s not ‘pretty’ to me.
I like your salt-of-the-earth types that always have a kind word and a smile.
I like the people who will go out of their way to check on me when I’m not feeling so hot, even when their own lives are crazy.
I love those people who do service or volunteer their time without expecting anything in return, or even letting anyone else know they did it.
To me, that’s pretty. More than pretty, actually…it’s downright SEXY.
I know our internal beauty doesn’t sell products, but I betcha your internal beauty gives you more friends…am I right?
Of course I am!
It certainly brings more people that want to be around you on a daily basis and for all the right reasons and not just for a hookup (not that I would remember what that is, mind you.)
But the BEST part of that internal beauty?
YOU like to be around you!
How about that? Isn’t that the most important thing anyway? Wherever we go…there we are! I’m stuck with me rather I want to be or not. And today…I want to be! I like me. I can put my head on my pillow tonight and know that I was a good friend, I helped another person, and I tried to spread some love and happiness.
I bet you did too. If you’re on a site called Gratitude Addict, you’re probably already internally gorgeous…or at least trying to be. We are all works in progress, after all.
Give me ‘easy on the heart’ any day.