How do you judge “beauty?” It’s an obscure concept that changes from person to person and year to year. Looking back on fashion throughout the centuries, this is blatantly apparent as the standards of beauty have changed as often as the weather. So what do we see when we look in the mirror? Do you compare yourself to anyone else, or do you find the beauty in yourself? How do we define such an abstract concept? One woman tried her best, and it has quickly gone VIRAL!
A woman looks in the mirror…
Age 3: Looks at herself and sees a Queen
Age 8: Looks at herself and sees herself as a princess.
Age 15: Looks at herself and sees herself as a princess, but starts to see flaws (“Mom I can’t go to school looking like this!”)
Age 20: Looks at herself and sees “too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly” – but decides she’s going anyway.
Age 30: Looks at herself and sees “too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly” – but decides she doesn’t have time to fix it, she’s going anyway.
Age 40: Looks at herself and sees “too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly” – but says, “At least I’m clean” and goes anyway.
Age 50: Looks at herself and sees “I am” and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can’t even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: Looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn’t bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
Send this on to all the women you are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat a little earlier! 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 must be seen within her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole. But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows !
In the end, my beauty doesn’t really matter. A lot of the way I look to other people isn’t something that I can control. Learning to love yourself, your body, and the people around you is one of the most beautiful things that you can expect out of life! After death, no one will remember what you wore to a dinner party, but they will remember the meaningful conversations that you had with those around you. It really is true what they say: “it’s what’s on the inside that counts!”
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