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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Reflections



Last year I was asked to write an excerpt for a book a member of my church was publishing.  The book's intentions were to empower women emotionally and spiritually.  Here is what I wrote...


It continually amazes me how we, as women, judge ourselves based on the reflection in the mirror.  Society is consistently telling us to be thinner, taller, prettier.  Until it decides that we are too thin, too tall, or too pretty. 

This worldly pressure put on women is based on physical attributes and trendy flings.  And we get so caught up in it that even at our best, we aren’t pleased with ourselves.  We are still pinching that half inch of skin below our belly button or teasing our hair to abnormal heights.

When in reality, the reflection we need to be truly concerned with is the one of our hearts.  True beauty is found within the depths of our core where no mirror may go.  Feeling beautiful isn’t about a layer of paint on your face or the fabric on your hips.  Beauty is not an adjective, but a verb.

The most beautiful women are those that house a gentle and warm spirit.  The only way to see this beauty is to experience it.  This beauty is a gift given and received with unconditional love.  The most beautiful women aren’t sporting designer labels; they are, instead, clothed in self-confidence. 

Don’t be beauty.  Do beauty.

A Royal Daughter

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