Wednesday, January 23, 2013
True Beauty Defined
Unfortunately, beauty is often defined by the media, and is based on physical appearance. For me, personally, there are many days I don't feel beautiful on the outside, whether it's because of a bad hair day, gaining a few pounds, or a skin blemish. But, as I pointed out on Monday's post, isn't it awesome that God doesn't consult Vogue or People Magazine, but looks at the heart to define true beauty?
Here are a few women who agree:
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul." - Audrey Hepburn
"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Take a moment to listen to this song by Bethany Dillon. Maybe it describes how you're feeling today. To all of you who are struggling to see yourself as beautiful, I want to remind you that who you are is enough. You were created in God's image. And you are loved.