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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Becoming Beautiful - Day 93

People are very critical of how they look. “I look terrible in that picture,” they say. “Delete that picture because I look bad. My smile is fake. My eyes are too squinty. . .” Everyone wants to look like the airbrushed and photo-shopped models found in ads.

It drives me crazy. Let me explain to you what makes someone beautiful.

It's your attitude. :-)

As I get to know people, they become more or less beautiful in my own perception. When I interact on a day-to-day basis with people, I see who they really are.

It's interesting. A person’s physical beauty changes in your eyes as you get to know that person. If a person is high strung, angry, frustrated, gossipy, unkind, unloving, etc. you slowly begin to see them for who they really are. Their physical beauty begins to grate on you as their true selves come to light. But then when you meet someone who is loving, joyful, peaceful, kind, faithful, gentle, godly, self-controlled, etc. those people become more beautiful. Those little things that you may have disliked when you first met them become something you learn to appreciate about them. It is their attitude that makes you appreciate the little blemishes, and not perfect cheekbones. (lolz)

I should hope that when a person marries, he doesn’t marry because he has found the “perfect physical specimen.”

God created people differently. But they're all created in His image. We need to stop focusing so much on making it to the world's standards of beauty. Our love for God must mean more than our love for health and exercise. Maybe we should spend more time worrying about how “godly” we are rather than our waistlines. (Although physical exercise does profit a little, as well. :-) But only a little. Lol, I'm one to talk..)

Picture of the day #93:

4 comments:

Lenna Marie Candler said...

Thank you for the great reminder! I think it's something we all struggle with at one point or another.

Gabriel Hudelson said...

Gonna go work out now.

:-D

Good point, though there is an element of physical beauty that is Scriptural, is there not? (I.e. Rebekah and Rachel)

Daniel said...

Yeah, I touched on it in this post. http://withoutproblemslifewouldbeboring.blogspot.com/2011/01/beauty-day-4.html This is kind of a follow up to that one..

Ashley Gibas said...

Thank you, Daniel, you were right on. I do have to say - that little boy is mighty cute. :) But, his attitude at times makes him not-so-cute.... he proves your point. :)