I often need the reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as we often overlook many “beautiful” aspects of life. While we may fret over a new wrinkle, we haven’t thought about the many laughs we experienced to achieve that wrinkle. That wrinkle is well earned!
It’s just like my oversized Ralph Lauren flannel shirt I bought in Jackson Hole thirty or more years ago. It’s torn, frayed, and stained, but to me it’s beautiful. This shirt has been with me on many travels, been my comfort during tough times and provides me with a feeling of security when I wrap up in it.
What are we looking at each day that society considers to be ugly, but really is beautifully made?
I recently saw singer and songwriter Linda Perry perform the hit she wrote for Christina Aguilera, “Beautiful”. WOW! What a powerful song! I want to share with you some of the lyrics.
Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly it’s hard to breathe.
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed.
I am beautiful no matter what they say.
Words can’t bring me down.
I am beautiful in every single way.
Yes, words can’t bring me down… Oh no.
So don’t you bring me down today.
No matter what we do
No matter what we say
We’re the song inside the tune
Full of beautiful mistakes
And everywhere we go
The sun will always shine
And tomorrow we might wake on the other side
How do you define beauty?