Friday, April 19, 2013
Dove soap company put out this video: realbeautysketches.dove.
It's worth watching the whole 6:36 minutes. This was an experiment on how people (mostly women) see themselves. The visual is powerful!
They met this sketch artist, who never turned around to see them, and were asked to describe themselves. Naturally, they were critical and pointed out every perceived flaw and magnified issues they might have.
They were also asked to get to know one other person in this experiment. They were asked to describe the other person. They were much nicer describing the other person and the sketches reflected it.
The lesson to get from this experiment is to stop being so critical of yourself. Other people will not see the flaws, only the beauty, especially if your beauty is reflected from within. People don't remember the details of a brief encounter, they remember the way you treated them. If you are kind to one another, they will only see the beauty, but if you are harsh to everyone, you will be seen as ugly. Either way, your actual self will not be seen as what you really look like.
Be the kindest person you can be and people will see you for your inner beauty. They don't see the crow's feet or dark circles under your eyes, they just see the glow you exude from being a kind person. You need to be as kind to yourself as a stranger.
On this Snow Day the holidays are: National Hanging Out Day, National Day of Silence, Humorous Day, and National Amaretto Day. I guess we're hanging out here, but I doubt it will be in silence, I'll have to take this day as humorous with an additional 6 inches of snow and if I drank, I might just need one today. Thanks a lot Mother Nature!