22 August 2011

Recognizing Your Beauty

I read this statement this morning and thought I'd share.

"It's easy to be very happy, noticing things to admire rather than looking only for ways to be admired. You know that feeling you get when you see a lush summer garden, abundantly green and fragrant and riotous with blossoms? Does it bother you that you're not as beautiful as it is? No, of course not; it's a garden. Its beauty has nothing to do with you, takes nothing away from yours. In fact, standing in the middle of a flourishing garden, filling your eyes with the deep and impossibly delicate colors, inhaling the odors, sweet and complex, you might feel more beautiful, more precious yourself, marveling at your own ability to perceive it all."

From the August 2002 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

Life Isn't a Beauty Contest: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Women by Val Monroe



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