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Beautiful from Every Dimension

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

Sound like something that you could do? Could you live your life to the fullest and fight for your dreams? If you are on Sparkpeople, I'm sure you are fighting every day to achieve your goals. You are striving to eat healthier, exercise more, and make smarter choices. In all of this, have you found you? Have you searched way down inside to find out who you really are and who you want to be?

Many times I've found myself doing this same thing. It was not until recently that I actually found who I am. I had to look deep down inside myself. I had to search the deep crevices of my soul. Most importantly, though, I had to find the beauty inside of me and around me.

During my journey to find me, I've discovered, most importantly, that I need to stop comparing myself to others. I have had to stop looking at what others have, whether it be long, perfect legs, flat bellies, or slim arms. I had to look at what I have and find what is beautiful about me.

I now find myself beautiful in several ways. Did it happen immediately? Nope! I have learned that sometimes one has to "fake it till they make it", and this is just the same. If I keep reaffirming what I think to be true, it will become true.

Similarly, if I stop once a day to find something beautiful around me, my life becomes better. I become happy at the sight of the simplest things: butterflies, slobbering dogs, couples holding hands, someone holding a door open for someone else. Just seeing these things makes me understand that everywhere I go, everywhere I look, something beautiful reveals itself to me. True, our world is littered with war and hatred, but in the midst of those evil things, beauty exists.

Because this idea has really helped me become a happier person, I've decided to share this with you all. I've created a Sparkteam called "Beautiful from Every Dimension". Through this team, I hope to boost spirits through positivity and a desire to uplift spirits. If you're interested, come on over and check it out! I'd love to see you all there!

www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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gid=44215


And remember, you are beautiful! Don't you forget it!
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  • JRSWHIMSY
    Thanks for sharing :o)
    I think when it comes right down to it, it's important to see the world through the eyes of a little child. They see wonder in all things.
    3381 days ago
  • JULIE2719
    Wonderful - there is beauty all around - that is so true! Thank you for an inspirational blog.
    3381 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
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    I really like this blog! You are so right!
    ~Ang
    3381 days ago
  • STARLIGHT615
    This is a wonderful blog hunny!! I love the new team!!
    3381 days ago
  • no profile photo CRYSTALLULLABY
    It is true - the more you look and notice your blessings the more come your way!

    I was just thinking this morning how I need to be nicer to myself still and really come to accept my body no matter what it looks like or what the scale says - it is the last missing piece of being and knowing who I am.

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    3381 days ago
  • FIERCEONE4PEACE
    Such an amazing blog! I justs love you anne! And you truly are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
    3382 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    I am joining up, Anne, but this is an area I need help in. Teaching self esteem was not my parents strong suit!
    3382 days ago
  • SGTSUNNY
    I think this is a very important piece of our journey here on Sparks, we need good nutrition, physical exercise and deep mental reshaping. Your team will address the third part of the equation. I am looking forward to being on your team.
    3382 days ago
  • REACHINMYGOALS
    Hey BEAUTY!! I have been on my computer at the exact time I needed to today to see the progression of the amazing concept you are creating! Way to go Anne!!! Thank you sooo much for following your heart...Looking forward to the good journey with you!!
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    3382 days ago
  • VEGEFARMER
    Nice blog, yes your right about beauty being all araound us. Strange how we can get so caught up with the daily tasks of life that we forget to look around and appreciate what is everywhere if only we open our eyes and hearts. thank you for sharing.
    3382 days ago
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