There’s a red rose sitting in the middle of the garden, surrounded by daisies, daffodils and dandelions. Rose is the most outstanding one in the garden – the most beautiful one of all. But when she looks down, she sees her body adorned with thorns that prick and hurt people… Bewildered and dumbfounded, “what makes thee beautiful?” she asks. To which I say….
Kahlil Gibran once said, “Beauty is not in the face; It is a light in the heart.” And, you are blessed with this too.
I’d like to tell you that you are beautiful – and in so many different ways!
You are beautiful because of your smile. It’s your cheapest accessory but the most priceless of them all. Your smile cheers the lonely, encourages the weak, and brightens the day. A smile so warm and genuine, it welcomes not only family and friends by passers-by and strangers as well. Indeed, your smile turns frowns upside down and converts strangers into friends. It is your smile that people want to see from beginning to end.
You are beautiful because of your thoughts and the way you view the world. Your beautiful mind is full of possibility and a sense of wonder. Your optimism and can-do attitude makes all glasses seem half full. It allows people to be hopeful of a bright(er) tomorrow. You find the good in people and give them benefits of the doubt. You are beautiful when you try not to cuss, nor gossip, nor rant. It is when you forgive, forget and hold no grudge. You are beautiful when you are calm, serene, and at peace – not trying to rush through things and failing to appreciate their beauty.
You are beautiful because of your deeds and the difference you make in the world. It is when you talk with humility, walk with confidence, and work with passion. Your beauty comes from your strength and courage to get up in the morning and conquer the world. You don’t let fear, cowardice, or pride hinder you. Indeed, you are beautiful because you live; not merely exist. Your beauty is in your sympathy and compassion for other’s trials and tribulations. It is when you are honest, sincere, respectful and just – regardless of who what when and where. You are beautiful when you are generous, selfless and kind. Especially so when your action inspires others to do the same.
My dear, you are beautiful because of all these and so much more. Hide not your beauty from this world.
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