Monday, March 11, 2013

Outer Beauty Matterth Not....

Valerie J. Steimle
            The world looks upon the outer shell of a person and judges success. Outer beauty doesn't matter, it's what is on the inside that counts.
            This is what I taught my children when they were teenagers. Meaning when you want to find a boy friend or girl friend, it doesn’t matter what you look like from what God gave you as a body, it’s what is inside that matters.  The same goes for what you see in others. Let’s face it, teenagers are shallow.  What they see in beauty magazines is what they want no matter what you sacrifice to get that way.  The world shows us what is beautiful and teenagers want it.
            I don’t capitalize on beauty.  It’s what’s inside that matters.  I’ve even been complimented on my looks but I don’t obsess with outside appearances.  I look the best I can but I’m not one to follow myself around in mirrors.
            I can see that someone’s countenance will tell a bit about a person. It is amazing how our thinking can be the window of our faces.  It can either help us or hurt us in what we feel to be important. How our ideals and our priorities tell us what is really important in our life and this will show up in our countenance.
            For example, what is more important is how you place family, career and money in your life.  It is much more important to spend time with your family than spend more time at the office over all.
            If only the world would be more interested in how a person helped others instead of how beautiful their appearance.  This would set the example for the younger generation and we would have more good deeds done instead of those waiting for their “15 minutes” of fame.
            Everyone knows and likes to be with someone happy; someone who is excited and motivated to do good things in their life.  This person makes us feel good about ourselves.  The whole world seems to be a better place when we spend time with people who are happy and content with who they are and what their mission is in life.
            This next part is from an email that was passed around for a while and it touches exactly what I have been writing about here:
“May there be peace within you today. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”
            So as I said in the beginning, inner beauty is the most important and what you do with the time you have been given on earth and how you treat the people you have been close to in your life.

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