Beauty of a Woman. What does this make you think of? How beautiful she is? If so, how would you then define beauty?
beauty (ˈbjuːtɪ) 1. the combination of all the qualities of a person or thing that delight the senses and please the mind 2. a very attractive and well-formed girl or woman
In society today, I believe far too many get caught up in the second definition seen here, when in reality it is the first definition of beauty that we should direct our focus on. Achieve that, and the rest will follow.
Welcome to the Beauty of a Woman BlogFest. On Friday February 10th a list of the participates can be seen on August McLaughlin’s blog. Each blog will host a post celebrating the woman in the form of a story, poem, or article. There are great prizes to be won by visiting, commenting and tweeting the posts. So let’s have fun and skip along the beautiful blogs! :)
Hey guys! You’re not leaving so soon are you? You can get something out of this post as well. It pertains to both sexes.
What makes a woman beautiful? The multitude of fashion magazines, television shows and movies would have you believing it is the combination of bone structure, smooth skin, perfect hair and zero body fat. But even if you are lucky enough to have these perfect features, they are likely to fade with time.
That is why we have seen so many women pushed and herded to other options in recent years. Influenced by others and all the media flaunted around them, they turn to a growing industry of
buy-my-happiness plastic surgery. They shell out tons of dollars, wait out painful recovery times and take on new scars, all for what? To conform to what they feel is the accepted norm? Higher cheek bones, a larger cup size, or tighter butt checks do not make you a better person. And in the end, it won’t make your friends like you more or that man love you more. You must dig deep inside to find that special something that will make you stand out.
Plus, all these physical attributes alone will not make for the beautiful woman. I suggest that beauty is something that shines from deep within. It is your inner beauty. If you achieve inner beauty, it will glow for all to see, making you that much more beautiful on the outside.
How can this be, you ask? It’s an aura, a healthy radiance that shines bright from those comfortable in their own skin. It’s perceived by the mind’s eye of others (although they may not always realize it). This aura comes from within. Inner beauty makes it bright and beautiful. The healthier you are, mentally and physically, the brighter the glow.
How does one achieve inner beauty? The first step is to recognize your passions and then use them to create self-satisfaction in a positive nature.
Okay, let me make it a little clearer…
- Through doing what you love you show compassion towards others.
- You help others.
- You respect others and yourself.
- You’re giving and grateful.
- You are always there when someone needs a shoulder to cry on.
- You never forget to be thoughtful or considerate.
- You listen, smile, and are always kind and loving to others.
- You approach life and situations with an open-mind and tolerance.
- You never pretend to be something you’re not, but are comfortable being yourself with sincerity and without arrogance.
- You always believe in yourself, no matter what. (It’s hard, I know. But do it!)
- You always remember how to laugh. And more importantly, remember to laugh at yourself every now and again.
- And most importantly, you are happy and delight in what you do.
What is the end lesson here? Our inner beauty is defined by our actions and words. Sometimes it is also defined by the things we chose not to say or do. For example, when we stay silent when a friend needs someone to stand up for them or when someone attempts to bridge a gap or make contact. To do nothing speaks against this list as well. Amazing is the woman who is always there for her friends or new souls seeking guidance. Beautiful and strong is the woman who stood up and fought for what she believed it, against all odds.
The woman providing friendship and comfort for her friends might not be putting herself on the line the same way someone as Alice Paul has (Secured the female vote). But both are important and you cannot compare the two since they were thrust into different circumstances with different driving factors motivating their lives and actions. Just the same, each is beautiful in her own right, and each serves and important purpose in the journey that is our life. Where would you be today without your friend to lean on in your time of need?
If you haven’t already recognized your passion it’s time to go find your unique gift, develop and embrace it. Do it! It will change your life. Not to mention make it richer and give it more meaning. I have a little experience in this area. When you find the love in what you’re doing you’ll find motivation. It will move you forward towards self-awareness so that you may grow spiritually and in the end, radiate to your outward self. I’m fairly certain of that.
Now guys, if there are any of you still left reading this post, I know I said the word woman a lot. But all those traits identified above that make a person beautiful; they will do the same thing for you too. Apply them to yourself and we women will adore you for it.
Remember, inner beauty trumps outer beauty any day.
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