Who says beauty is only skin deep?
Saturday, March 03, 2012
When we think of beauty we only think of those things we can see, but what about the things we feel? A couple weeks ago I spent 3 days taking classes on how to prepare a training presentation, I wrote a blog about my experience being a volunteer which can be read at http://volunteer-databases.com
/ , cooked dinner for my family and spent an afternoon with my daughter. While there is no visual beauty in all the activities I spent the week doing, it can still be viewed as something beautiful.
Being productive in something we choose to do for ourselves, for another human being or with others can be described as beauty. When we think of beauty some catch phrases may be, “the beauty within”, “what a beautiful gesture”. These phrases touch upon what is felt and not seen. We cannot see the beauty inside a person yet the beauty inside shines bright through their works, their actions and their words. A beautiful gesture while we may see the results is that something beautiful someone as done which comes from within.
If you sit back and think about something you have accomplished or something you have experienced, do you stop to contemplate the wonderful feeling you have inside? Can this not be described as something beautiful?
While I look for outward signs of beauty, and there is no doubt it surrounds us everywhere, the is one thing I feel for certain, the people with whom I am surrounded have found beauty, not only from what they can see, but what they express and feel. These are the people who find joy with everything they come into contact with. They can sometimes be a portal for another person as they show the beauty within to the outward beauty of our world, be it through the photos of a photographer, the paintings of a painter or the lush landscape of the landscaper and they unselfishly share the world through their eyes.
Remember my friend’s, it only takes feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, the embrace of a loved one or the gleeful look in someone’s eyes to feel the beauty you have within