Friday, January 2, 2009

What Is Beauty?

It is not a dress size.
It cannot be bottled and sold.
Beauty is not a label.
It is not a word reserved for the perfect.
It is not flawless skin.
It is not perfect coiffures and perky breasts.
Beauty is not grace.
It is not lengthy legs
Or hourglass figures.
Beauty is not full, pouty lips.
It is not what you see in glamour magazines.
Beauty is not something to be achieved.
It is not something to be coveted.
It is not at all what you think it is.
Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is weathered hands from doing laundry.
It is the uneven proportions of the common woman.
It is ivory, ebony and every color in between.
Beauty is the sweat beaded brow from childbirth.
It is the tears of pain and joy that fall from loving eyes.
It is the lines etched from a mother's worry.

Beauty is truth.
Beauty is courage.
Beauty is compassion and generosity.
It is plump, it is thin.
It is tall, it is short.
It is what stares back at us in the mirror,
Longing to be recognized.
Beauty is real.
Beauty is you.
Beauty is in the eye of she who chooses to see it in herself.

May you see the beauty that is in you throughout the new year.

Thank you Patty~you are beautiful!

15 comments:

Natalia said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing it!

Manuela said...

This was such a perfect post from Patty at Attitude Changes Everything!

We are so hard on ourselves that even when we achieve goals we still don't realize the beauty that is US!

Natalia said...

Hey Manuela Did Patty change the location of her blog? I have her on my google reader and the last post I show for her is on Dec 11th....

Hanlie said...

That really is food for thought. Thank you for sharing it!

Katschi (Karen) said...

Thank You, Manuela! Truly.

JC said...

Love this!!! Reading it has made my morning. Thanks.

Tena said...

Love, love, love this! We are hard on ourselves. Society gives off such a warped sense of self. This helps us to remember to look at more than what we see in the mirror! Thanks!

MB said...

Beautiful ... it is nice to be reminded of what real beauty is ...

Linda said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! Thankyou for sharing this.

Hugs xx

PEA said...

I'm my own worst critic so it's lovely to be reminded this way that we are all beautiful inside and out:-) xoxo

sherre said...

EXCELLENT reminder! Thank you for sharing.

Take One Stripper Pole said...

Very cool my friend! Thanks for sharing ... and where has Patty been hiding!

Blubbery Blogger said...

Thank you for this post Manuela, it's so true, we just all need to believe it!

Big Girl said...

Thanks for the reminder. I love this.

disa said...

伊莉討論區,伊莉論壇,sogo論壇,台灣論壇,plus論壇,plus,痴漢論壇,維克斯論壇,情色論壇,性愛,性感影片,校園正妹牆,正妹,AV,AV女優,SEX,走光,a片,a片免費看,A漫,h漫,成人漫畫,免費A片,色情網站,色情遊戲,情色文學,麗的色遊戲,色情,色情影片,同志色教館,色色網,色遊戲,自拍,本土自拍,kk俱樂部,後宮電影院,後宮電影,85cc免費影城,85cc免費影片,免費影片,免費小遊戲,免費遊戲,小遊戲,遊戲,好玩遊戲,好玩遊戲區,A片,情趣用品,遊戲區,史萊姆好玩遊戲,史萊姆,遊戲基地,線上遊戲,色情遊戲,遊戲口袋,我的遊戲口袋,小遊戲區,手機遊戲,貼圖,A片,A片下載,成人影城,愛情公寓,情色貼圖,情色,色情網站,色情遊戲,色情小說,情色文學,色情,aio交友愛情館,色情影片,臺灣情色網,寄情築園小遊戲,情色論壇,嘟嘟情人色網,情色視訊,愛情小說,言情小說,一葉情貼圖片區,情趣用品,情趣,色情漫畫,情色網