Merriam-Webster Definition of BEAUTIFUL
1: having qualities of beauty : exciting aesthetic pleasure
2: generally pleasing : excellent
To me, beauty means a lot of things, and usually, different things at different times. The question is, why is it always so hard to see ourselves as beautiful all the time?
The following (amazing) video was shown to me over the weekend from one of the most beautiful people I know. And now I want to share it with you.
It's called "Pretty" by Katie Makkai.
Awesome. What was your response to this video? What is your response to the picture below? Do your responses to these things provide a perspective on your own feelings about beauty? Maybe as a reminder... or maybe you learned something totally new about yourself...
Also, as a follow up to last week's post on Mindful Mirror Viewing, here was my Guiltless challenge from last week (reminder: The Guiltless challenge is to find one thing about yourself each day that you love...Unfortunately, it's a lot easier said than done!) Here's what I came up with last week. Please share what you came up with, even if it was just for one day!
1. I love my eyebrows
2. Hair is looking a little crazy, but I like it, because it's me.
3. I love my eyes when I get enough sleep
4. I love my abs after Pilates
5. (On day 5 I was super tired and overworked, so didn't remember to love something about myself)
6. I love my short nails
7. I love my legs, because they are the strongest part of my body
It's not easy to share these things without a slight twinge of embarrassment over feeling vain. But with all the pressures of society on us to fit a specific idea of beauty, I think it's time we forget about the concept of "vain" while we focus on appreciating ourselves. Please share your thoughts on beauty with us. We love hearing from you.
Be well, and enjoy the day!