Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wordfull Wednesday - Inner Beauty

Chocolate on my Cranium has come up with the Wordful Wednesday Challenge. On a Wednesday a topic will be posted and the following wednesday post your view of the topic and add it to Mr Linky so everyone can read. This sounds like a good companion for Wordless Wednesday - so we will be taking alternate weeks. This weeks topic:

Inner Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Some times I think it is all well and good that we are taught it is what is on the inside that counts. But then I think - what is on my inside? What type of person am I? Am I beautiful INSIDE AND OUT?

We are all different and these days with beauty products and hair dye and cosmetic surgery we could all look the same if we wanted to. We could create copies of what we think beauty is. However I think some differences actually can make a person more appealing more exotic. After yesterdays post about Nie Nie and her plane crash where she has sustain terrible burns, I have been thinking would I love myself the same if I were physically injured? Would I love my husband or family members the same if they were severely disfigured? This has lead me to think we could all do well with improving our inner beauty and being able to see the inner beauty in others as opposed to outward looks/beauty.

Things I want to do to improve my inner beauty

to be a better listener
( I can/do listen but my desire to talk too much overides it ~ and I fear that people get sick of me because I talk too much and might think that I am not listening to them ~ I just can't help it honestly, but I am going to work on it)

give more

take more time to help/listen/serve others

read more/learn more

learn to have more fun with my children

Laugh daily

Inner beauty is something that just radiates out of people - I know the people I admire and I hope that I too have a personal glow an inner beauty radiating to those around me. Outside looks can't last forever but characteristics of love, service, patience, acceptance, humour and fun are timeless.


chelle said...

What a lovely list. You are beautiful inside and out. I loved this post and your insights. Thanks for taking the time to share your feeling with us. M

Jan said...

This is the most beautiful post you have ever done. I loved loved it. Thanks Bobbie.

Montserrat said...

I like how you've created a list of what you want to work on. I need to do the same. I too need to listen better and give more.

Janell said...

This is such a great idea - love your thoughts - I think you are so gorgeous inside and out!

Carissa said...

Great thoughts!

Sonja said...

Excellent post! It gave me lots to ponder and think about, and I'm grateful for that!

I love your pictures--you are beautiful on the outside and judging from your writing, very beautiful on the inside too!

Thanks for the kindness on my blog! :)

tiki_lady said...

I love your list. I think you are beautiful too! I have often reflected the same. would Mr. incredible ditch me if I was seriously disfigured, would I stay by his side if he was a quad like Christopher Reeves. The answer HECK YEAH!! why? because he is so much more to me than his limbs or face. Such wonderful qualities to work on. We have tried to instill in each of our children to look past the physical and see people for who their spirits are. The package on the outside is only icing on the cake.

Jennifer @ Fruit of My Hands said...

I love that you took this meme as a challenge to improve yourself. Great idea, and beautiful post.

Karyn said...

You dont talk too much.........Have you met my sister?

*Merry Girls* said...

I love the list! I think that I will do that, too. It is a great way to remind ourselves of how much we can grow.

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