Just read this
" It is quite simple really. Being always transcends appearance - that which only seems to be. Once you begin to know the being behind the very pretty or very ugly face, as determined by your bias, the surface appearances fade away until they simply no longer matter." William P. Young, The Shack
I realize this book caused quite a bit of controversy when it came out, and, once again, I am late to the party. But even though this was written eight years ago, I think it is relevant today.
Who we are is more than what we look like. The ideal of beauty is purely subjective, and yet it is sought after more than any other trait. Why is that? No one wants to be thought of as ugly or less than, but what makes us who we are can’t be seen.
I love small children. They are blissfully unaware of what other people think. They don’t realize they are too short or too fat or too whatever not to be what they dream. I loved working with the three year olds who were just beginning to explore their world. They all thought flight was possible with ample pixie dust, and they were lovely/handsome in spite of what the world might say some day.
Where does that confidence go when you grow up? I have recently started to regain mine and it is wonderful. The beauty I feel from within overshadows the less than perfect exterior. Confidence is really the best accessory.
I work with ladies who some might not consider beautiful, but I have seen the love and compassion they display to those who truly need it and I think they are some of the loveliest people I have ever met. I want to be like that. I want to be beautiful in the eyes of my creator, not because of face full of make-up and plastic surgery, but because of a heart full of compassion and a face that reflects the love of Jesus. Really, is there any form of rhinoplasty that can compare to that?
I realize this is not well written, but I felt compelled to write it.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, and a part-time basket case who wants to be a full time writer.