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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I love beauty and see it in everything. I seek to bring out the beauty I see and share it with you.

Innocence and Beauty

Beauty - Woman

The attractiveness of a woman, at first glance, convinces you, she is beautiful. But outward-appearance distracts from an authentic assessment of true beauty.

Is the first impression accurate or are looks a facade? Could it be that genuine beauty abides in a place deeper than the eye perceives?

The Lord Looks at the Heart

People Judge by Outward Appearance

People Judge by Outward Appearance

Authentic Beauty

I am a woman who delights in beauty. I revel in the presence of beauty, so I guess it makes sense that, as I got older, beauty became a priority.

Throughout my teen years, I was drawn into the beauty I examined with my eyes. As a young girl, I mimicked what I thought was 'cool' at the time and sought to make myself beautiful in the eyes of my peers. Like most schoolgirls, I had maturing to do in my perceptions about authentic and genuine beauty.

beautiful-woman

Outward Beauty

Proverbs 11:22

Proverbs 11:22

Outward Beauty

Most women work hard to enhance their natural beauty. A woman labors to accentuate and highlight her strong and unique features, while minimizing her weaker ones.

Beauty is glorified by publications that promote the high societal women of the world. These elite women promote name brand clothing, ‘come hither’ perfumes, wrinkle removers (for perpetual youth) glittery jewelry and diet programs which promise an extraordinary life. Hollywood purposefully casts beautiful characters in star roles to attract more viewers.

You are Beautiful

My Struggle with Beauty

Throughout my teen years, I was drawn to the beauty I saw with my eyes. I mimicked what I thought was 'cool' at the time and sought to make myself beautiful in the eyes of my peers. Like most schoolgirls, I had some maturing to do in my perceptions about authentic beauty.

I became very self-conscious. I still recall my inward dialogue as a junior higher. I had Twiggy straight blond hair, distinct freckles all over my face, big front teeth, chipmunk cheeks and a derriere too big in comparison to the rest of me. My thoughts went something like this, “I’m ugly and hopelessly misshapen, no guy will ever like me.” I held little hope of becoming one of the beautiful women of the world.

As I entered high school, my body shape began to evolve. I learned how to manage my hair and apply makeup over those big freckles. My teeth fit perfectly in my mouth, and my booty was now lining up proportionately with my frame. I felt satisfied with the transitions.

I teased my hair, making it full. Make-up must be flawlessly applied to create an impeccable, blemish-free face. I swept the mascara over my lashes working with the wand until rich and full. The outfits I chose had to be name brands that highlighted my curves. Yes, I felt pleased with my image and diligently worked to to complement my best features.

I recognized the advantages of being considered beautiful. To give you an example of those benefits, A beautiful woman finds it easy to get what she wants. People are naturally drawn to her. She is looked upon favorably, even before she’s had a chance to prove anything about who she is inside.

A beautiful teenager is pursued by the popular kids and asked out by the most handsome guys. When she goes to an interview for a position, there is no doubt she holds an unfair advantage. Her looks and personality, many times win over someone else whose skills and competence far surpass her.

There are so many amenities to being attractive, in the world's eyes. I knew this and I understood the perks, yet as God's child, I heard an inner warning alerting me that dangers lurked, when too much stock is put into good looks. As time went on, I became keenly aware of how shallow the world of appearances was.

Her Beauty

Her beauty was not found in the fullness of her lips or the style of her hair or even the size of her waist ... it was found in her laughter, in her personality and in her love.

Written by my Granddaughter Kenzie

Authentic Beauty

The Beauty is Within

The Beauty is Within

True Beauty

As a young woman, I read these words:

Proverbs 31:30Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

Samuel 16:7 “Man looks at the outside appearance, but God looks at the heart.”

I was really hit between the eyes with these words from God. As I chewed on these verses I reflected on life. I reminded myself that I will get old someday and my face will wear wrinkles instead of the smooth, soft skin I admired in the mirror.

I knew that my eyes would someday grow dim and my arms flabby. I grew introspective as I thought, What will I have then? What will I be if I have invested all of my energy in being an outwardly beautiful woman" God began a process in those days of exposing the futility of seeking outward beauty. He urged me to invest in other forms of beauty.

Outward beauty is fleeting and superficial; It masks what hides beneath the surface.

I studied the great women, in my life, whom I most admired. I realized what I saw in them had nothing to do with outer beauty.

It was their heart that I was drawn to. It was the goodness and kindness inside that revealed a rare and precious beauty. Their lives were marked by pain and yet they radiated an unusual sense of peace and contentment. The beauty they held inside was deeper than the human eye could see. It was authentic and true, a beauty that lasts for all time.

A woman filled with love and compassion is so beautiful. If you watch her closely you will find children, young people, the aged, even animals being drawn into her love. One day I discovered the most beautiful description of love that I had ever read.

The description is found in I Cor. 13:4-7

LOVE IS:

  • Patient
  • Kind
  • Does not envy
  • Does not boast
  • Is not proud
  • It is not rude
  • Is not self-seeking
  • Is not easily angered
  • Keeps no record of wrongs
  • Does not delight in evil
  • Rejoices with the truth
  • It always protects
  • Always trusts
  • Always hopes
  • Always perseveres

When a heart contains the qualities God's describes it creates a true beauty in the heart. It is a beauty that satisfies and stabilizes a long term relationship, It is a beauty that gives inner peace. This heart beauty pleases Father God.

It was a process for me to see through outward beauty. When I finally got it my sense of what is truly beautiful changed drastically.

I prayed God would develop a pure heart within me. I prayed I would learn to love people with all of the character qualities I read about in the Corinthians Passage. I asked God to grant me those attributes and develop them in my heart. I knew that therein was the key to a beauty that would never fade.

Do I still strive to be beautiful outwardly? Yes, of course, I do, but it is no longer a drive or a motivating factor in my everyday life. I believe a woman who takes care of herself and dresses nicely shows respect and appreciation for the body given her.

As I approach the later years of my life ...my heart is set on keeping inner beauty as a priority. I hope to grow old with wrinkles of laughter lining my face. Though my eyes will surely grow dull ... I pray they will always hold the beauty of kindness, acceptance and love.

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Beautiful Woman

Christopher's passion is breath-taking. His respect for women is awe-inspiring. Listen as he shares "A Man's Promise."

Beautiful You

This song is a SAD reflection of today's society and the fight young girls have against being prejudiced because of her looks. I have written the lyrics below. Follow along as Jonny Diaz sings the message of true beauty to women everywhere.

MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU by Jonny Diaz

MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU - Lyrics by Jonny Diaz

Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
Says she wants to look that way
But her hair isn't straight her body isn't fake
And she's always felt overweight

Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see
That beauty is within your heart
And you were made with such care your skin your body and your hair
Are perfect just the way they are

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you

Little girl twenty-one the things that you've already done
Anything to get ahead
And you say you've got a man but he's got another plan
Only wants what you will do instead

Well little girl twenty-one you never thought that this would come
You starve yourself to play the part
But I can promise you there's a man whose love is true
And he'll treat you like the jewel you are

So turn around you're not too far
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It's not too late you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear they can all be washed away
By the one who's strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth
And again you'll see through the eyes of a little girl

© 2010 Susan Ream

Comments

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on October 05, 2016:

Anna, thank you for your words. Yes, a woman is beautiful, at any age when she is filled with God's love. :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 22, 2016:

Victoria, it is true .. true beauty comes from Him! Love it!! Thanks for capturing it.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 21, 2016:

Thanks for the visit LIsa and for the uplift!

Blessings to you!!

Mekenzie

Victoria Osborn on March 16, 2016:

Such a beautiful reminder that our true beauty comes from Him!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 15, 2016:

Thank you Shaleena!

Anna Clarke Blog on March 15, 2016:

Beautiful post that speaks to every woman regardless of age! Thank you so much for sharing your heart on such a tender topic. Very encouraging and challenging to focus on what is most important!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 15, 2016:

Yes, I too wanted my girls to understand what true beauty is. They are beautiful too!! Thanks for dropping by. ;)

Lisa Morris on March 15, 2016:

Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing all of your great insight! God Bless!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 15, 2016:

Astrid, you made my day when you said you didn't know the Bible said anything about this. :) God's word is truth and it is light. I feel light I shared the light today. Thanks for the visit and uplifting comment.

Astrid on March 15, 2016:

I love it that the things you admired in the woman whom you admired, had little to do with their outer beauty, but still, outer beauty is not bad per se. I didn't know the Bible said anything about this. Thans for enlightening me. Astrid

Shaleena on March 15, 2016:

What a sweet reminder of what true beauty is. Thank you for being transparent.

Jed on March 15, 2016:

Very well said! What great insights into beauty--especially inner beauty. These are things about beauty that I want my girls to know.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 14, 2016:

Carrie, you are a beautiful woman and you will continue to be even when covered in wrinkles. ;)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 14, 2016:

Jen, Beauty truly is of the heart and the eyes are a great reflection of what is inside. Thank you for stopping by with wisdom. ;)

Carrie This Home on March 14, 2016:

My definition of beauty has changed so much as I get older. I know someday I'll be covered in wrinkles but I'm okay with that :)

Caroline on March 14, 2016:

So much beauty!!! Such an important aspect for all of us women to remember!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 14, 2016:

hyla, beauty, when it is inward, IS seen in women of all ages for sure. Thanks for the visit!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 14, 2016:

Amen De Bolton, the beauty within never fades. :) Love your acrostic for DIVA .. I think I'll use it. ;) Thanks for sharing an edifying word today.

Jen B on March 14, 2016:

As I've gotten older, my perception of beauty has changed. I'll turn 30 this year, and the more I look around, the more I realize beauty is of the heart. Even if someone has beautiful clothes and a lovely face, their eyes can still be void of love, void of understanding, void of wisdom.

De Bolton on March 14, 2016:

As a mom of three little diva's (Divine Inspired Virtuous Anointed) I am constantly preaching inward beauty. It really is what counts the most.

hylaandpeterechols.com on March 14, 2016:

Very great post especially for women of all ages! the song is a great one to play getting ready in the morning facing the mirror.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 22, 2013:

Hey Sweet Lady, Yes you got it! True Beauty shines out from within and it is elegance personified. Thanks for the visit and the wise words!

Blessings!

Mekenzie

June from From the Heart of God on March 21, 2013:

Voted beautiful!

Beauty comes from within and not from outside appearance. Outer wear is not as important as Inner elegance..

Thank you for sharing.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on September 24, 2012:

I hear you beadreamer, each young woman must learn where true beauty lies .. right in her own heart. Yet as older women we need to point them in the right direction. Affirm their inner beauty and encourage them to develop their character.

No, we cannot change the world or the exposure and message they will be slapped in the face with but we can come alongside them and cheer them on their way.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder .. I so agree! I've seen this over and over as you have. I had two friends in college. One was gorgeous outwardly the other more of a pain jane. The first friend was self centered, loud and brash. Right before my eyes ... in time this girl actually looked ugly to me. The second girl who was filled with compassion and kindness .. the girl who hugged me when I broke up with my high school boyfriend .. she became beautiful outwardly .. right before my eyes. As I beheld each girl .. the inner condition of each heart was revealed and changed the way I saw her.

Thanks for your thought provoking comment and for the visit! I'll come check out your hubs soon.

Mekenzie

beadreamer247 from Zephyrhills, FL on September 23, 2012:

A very true hub, but I also think the realization of the fact has to come to every young girl as they grow. They will learn from experience just like you did. They will see all the other girls with make up and more beautiful gaining all the attention they also seek and it hurts them not to get the attention if they don't measure up. Boys do not understand much about inner beauty until they make their first choices and experiences either. It's a part of growing up. We cannot erase media, magazines etc which only show "perfect outer beauty"....while this is also in the eye of the beholder. I remember my sister thinking Sylvester Stallone was looking so great, while I found him to be ugly. She didn't like my choices.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on September 22, 2012:

Vocalcoach, thank you for your sweet encouragement and for seeing this writing as beautiful .. The videos of the two men are amazing and powerful.

I hope his hub will be an encouragement to teens and single women to NOT settle for less than a strong man. I pray they see and understand what true beauty looks like and be motivated to develop inner beauty.

I don't know where to find "Inspiring Writers" group but I thank you for the honor you show by posting it.

Blessings dear one you are one of my favorite writers.

Mekenzie

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on September 22, 2012:

Dear Mekenzie - How did I miss this most beautiful hub? I'm posting it in "Inspiring Writers' group and hope you look for it there. I'm impressed by the two videos featuring men. Beauty lives within the heart and spirit. You have pointed that out in such a lovely way. Thank you dear friend for this important and timely message. Voted up and across with plenty of sharing.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on September 14, 2012:

Thank you lovely friend for your gracious reply.

Mekenzie

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 14, 2012:

Mekenzie - thank you so much, and that would be such a wonderful gift to live nearby to chat about such things as this. I do not know who found the other first, but all that matters is we did! I do so appreciate your kindness and you are such a joy to read. Do not even worry about the goof, as I have done the same thing, as you say, reading someone and another comes to mind . I loved the video, Johnny Diaz is amazing. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on September 14, 2012:

Faith, this message was addressed to you and by mistake I used Sparklea's name .. What a goof I am ... I knew it was you too. Both Sparklea and you have the authentic lasting beauty I speak of in this hub ... I guess that may be a reason I confused the name.

Did you watch the video on this hub ... A man's promise? It is deeply moving. Thanks again for being YOU.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on September 14, 2012:

Faith, Wow .. the perfect timing of some things amazes me. I have spent many hours talking to my girls about true beauty. I now have the privilege of talking to my granddaughters. Each so beautiful inside and out.

I wish you lived nearby dear girl .. wouldn't it be awesome to spend some time sharing our lives? In you I see a kindred spirit and I am so glad to have found you .. or did you find me ;) here on the hubs.

Thank you for your encouraging and sweet comment you beautiful woman you!

God Bless and Keep you Close to His Heart, Mekenzie

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 13, 2012:

Hi Mekenzie - You have the most beautiful heart. From out of the mouth the heart speaks. This is a very beautiful write here... and not only are you beautiful inside and out, but you are very wise. Therefore, you are praised! It is funny, but tonight I was just having this same discussion with my daugther, and now I am reading this amazing thought-provoking piece. Your light shines so brightly, and you are such an inspiring writer. I will share this with my daughter. Beautiful! In His Love, Faith Reaper

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on July 15, 2012:

Why thank you EuroNinila. Appreciate you dropping by for a read and leaving a lovely comment.

Blessings,

Mekenzie

Fotinoula Gypsyy from NYC BABY on July 15, 2012:

Lovely hub...!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on May 18, 2012:

louromano, thank you so much. I appreciate the visit and the kudos.

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 19, 2012:

matt, Thank you for your encouragement on my writing. Any beauty you see in my writing is a gift from Father God. I read your first hub on Trust and Obey today. Your work is very well thought out and communicated - the scriptures you used .. powerful and thought provoking. Thank you for that!

Mekenzie

matt6v33 from Bangkok, Thailand on January 18, 2012:

BEAUTIFUL JUST BEAUTIFUL INDEED! You YOUNG LADY HAVE TRULY BEEN BLESSED BY GOD WITH SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HEART MIND SOUL AND YOUR OBVIOUS WRITING SKILLS. A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR ALL WOMEN STRIVING TO BE CHRIST LIKE. KEEP GOING!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on January 18, 2012:

Good Point .. Culture influences our perspective quite a bit. Thanks for sharing.

Mekenzie

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on January 17, 2012:

I think beauty is a relative term. The definition of beautiful woman in Africa is different with the criteria in Europe or Asia for that matter.

I enjoyed reading your experience and point of view.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 07, 2011:

Thomas, Thank You dear man. I hope you have a beautiful woman in your life. God Bless you too!

Mekenzie

Thomas on February 07, 2011:

Superb! For people who seek description of beauty, this is the most suitable write up.

God Bless You!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on October 25, 2010:

skye, you are truly an example of a beautiful women .. it emanates from within you and flows out to all who are blessed to read your hubs. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some of your beauty on this page. I thank God for YOU! Love ya Sista'

Mekenzie

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on October 25, 2010:

Hello SISTA This is so Beautful, heartfelt and touching. I truly enjoyed your words through the Spirit in you my friend. I am so Blessed to know you. You are precious and Beautiful in every way. Loved the video WOW What a beautiful start to this day the Lord has Given to us. I lov you. Keep pressing on sista. Hugs Galore

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on July 10, 2010:

Salome, I see you know the beauty Jesus gives. Praise God dear beautiful woman. Blessings Back to YOU!

Mekenzie

Salome Mitchell on July 10, 2010:

thanks for this great sharing, it is Jesus within us that gives us that beauty. Blessings!

Salome

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on July 05, 2010:

drpastorcarlotta, Yes it is Jesus that brings out the beauty. Thanks for your sweet words you Beautiful Woman YOU! :)

Mekenzie

Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC on July 04, 2010:

JESUS within brings out the beauty in you! Jesus is beauty! He brings out the best in you! You hve Jesus, you have everything. Love your Hub and you too! Blessings!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 28, 2010:

Hey mwatkins, welcome to my hubs. So, I took you on a little trip down memory lane .. lol Eventually for most of us everything evens out. Thank you for your kind words. You also gave me a Sunday Blessing~ :0) Mekenzie

mwatkins from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC on March 28, 2010:

Your description of the teenage years completely swept me back to 7th grade where I was as tall as I am now, with long blonde hair, nothing but legs and breasts, so they called me chicken legs. It took another 6 years for my teeth and body to catch up to the rest of me, which made college so much more fun than high school! ;-) Thanks for the reminder that the beauty truly comes from within (There could never be a more beautiful you). . .You are a Sunday blessing for me! ;-)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on March 03, 2010:

Ictodd, from one older lady to another .. I'd like to tell you about a product I use .. The suggestion came from a holistic lady physician I follow. It's called BioMarine by Oceanna (Topical Deep Water Squalane). It lasts forever and is not too expensive. Here is the website: www.oceanaproducts.com It's been great for my skin and I LOVE it .. It's not a cream - it's more of an oil that your skin absorbs.. It has really helped my skin.

Thanks for the kind words again .. I'm going to take a little trip over to your hubs now.

Blessings

Linda Todd from Charleston on March 03, 2010:

Another wonderful story. thank you so much for sharing. I do the same but found out that using so much moisture cream on my face has caused placed under my skin which the Dermatologist says he can do nothing about. They do not show to much but I notice it of course...so you never know what is best to do. My skin was dry so I kept moisture on my face. I am older and it doesn't bother me as much and there are more important issues in life.

Great Hub

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 18, 2010:

Hi frogyfish and welcomed to my HUBS. I'm so happy you have come to visit. I'll head over to your link on Beauty in the Eye .. sounds very intriguing .. I'd like to read it .. sure feel free to link dear Beautiful Heart! Blessings

frogyfish from Central United States of America on February 18, 2010:

Beauty found here! Thank you. My face wears wrinkles...but my heart is wrapped in beauty...

I would like to link your hub to mine on Beauty in the Eye...

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 11, 2010:

Pamela, so nice of you to stop by for a read. Those who understand and develop the inside beauty are blessed indeed. I look forward to getting to know you!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 11, 2010:

Excellent hub on love. I agree wholeheartedly with your hub. Thanks for sharing on this important issue as so often we put emphasis on physical beauty, but the inside beauty is what counts.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 10, 2010:

LOL you are so funny Winsome. Yes, aren't we all ... in retrospect! Our humanness often gets the best of us does it not? As I get older I find more of these charecteristics shine through but not as much as I'd like. I've heard it said and have witnessed the truth in this saying .. as we age we either get bitter or better. It is important to tend to our hearts. Thanks for stopping by Winsome .. I so appreciate your wisdom!

Winsome from Southern California by way of Texas on February 10, 2010:

Patient, kind, generous, modest, humble, polite, obliging, calm, forgiving, amiable, benevolent, good, protective, trusting, persevering, and hopeful. If your writings are any indication, you are well on your way to all of these. I'm usually great at these in retrospect....after I've demonstrated the opposite. =:) Beautiful article!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 09, 2010:

Dohn, appreciate these words from you .. 'only our good works and loving kindness will separate us from the world of materialism.' so true .. true lasting beauty is found in the heart. Thanks for reading and stopping by my writer friend. :)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 09, 2010:

50 Caliber - you are the sweetest man! I mean that truly. I find you to be transparent, honest and very wise. Thank you! You bless me.

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 09, 2010:

breakfastpop, hey thanks for stopping by ... was that a play on words? lol :-)

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 09, 2010:

Mike, thank you my artistic and gifted friend! Your comment created joy in my heart. I appreciate the encouraging and kind words. Bless YOU!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 09, 2010:

Micky Dee, Hey you beautiful man you .. you are also one funny man... You really should share your beauty tricks here .. many would come to read ... I'm sure of it. Especially if they're bald. LOL

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on February 09, 2010:

Growing up, I've been taught the reality of transient things and that only our good works and loving kindness will separate us from the world of materialism. This certainly struck a chord with me. It's good to hear that you yourself have found the key ingredient to a good life. Thanks for inspiring read.

Dohn

"Quill" on February 09, 2010:

Excellent, well written and timely for us men to look at our wives in a new and fresh way as we approach Valentine's Day...we are all truly blessed to have beauty around us...Thank You

Blessings and Hugs

50 Caliber from Arizona on February 09, 2010:

Mekenzie, I like Micky Dee am not giving my beauty secrets away LOL. You did a fine job in this hub I suppose more for the "woman" but still I find that it shines of beauty with in you the author.

breakfastpop on February 09, 2010:

Beautiful hub, in every sense of the word.

Mike Lickteig from Lawrence KS USA on February 08, 2010:

Mekenzie, this was an amazing bit of writing! You see beauty in the world about you, and your descriptions add to that beauty. Your eloquence is a tribute to what is inside your heart.

Thanks very much for sharing this with us.

Micky Dee on February 08, 2010:

Well as you can see, maintaining my outward beauty is still a priority. My beard has to be just right. If I sleep on one side too long, it will lean to that side. The wrinkles on my forehead are arranged just so to distract the eyes of others away from my bald spots. There are many tricks I use but I shouldn't give all my beauty tips away!

Susan Ream (author) from Michigan on February 08, 2010:

Ann, I thank you for your kind and gracious words. I have not heard Johnny Diaz's song but I will look it up out of curiosity. I appreciate your blanket of encouragement... it covers me with smiles. Blessings to YOU!

Ann Nonymous from Virginia on February 08, 2010:

EXCELLENT and two thumbs up for sharing this, Mekenzie! It is so important to understand this when the media and everyone around us bombards us with physical appearance! Have you heard of Johnny Diaz's song More Beautiful You? If not I would suggest listening to it as it really ties in with your hub...but then again you did such a good job nothing could improve it. Thanks for your honesty and for your encouragement for others and perfect choice of verses!

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