What is beauty? I found a wonderful quote today that got me thinking. “What a beautiful thing it is, to be able to stand tall and say, ” I fell apart, and I survived.” Riderek. I think anyone that has survived cancer can say this. Not everyone gets to see how they look without hair! You have to be tough! You find an inner strength you never knew you had. Just when you think you have fallen apart, you realize you survived! The beauty inside you takes over until you feel whole again.

There is beauty everywhere if we just choose to see it. It’s easy to find beauty in nature, art, and music, outside of ourselves. But I am talking about the beauty of human beings. A beautiful gesture, a kind word, even just a smile. There are beautiful minds, deep thoughts, wonderful conversations. Seek these out. I think there is beauty in a persons energy. Have you ever been around someone that makes you feel energized and alive? These people are truly beautiful no matter what they look like on the outside. There is beauty in someone that is quietly confident, you can see it in the way they carry themselves. Passion is another thing that I find beautiful, watching someone enjoying themselves and getting lost in what ever it is that they are doing is beautiful.

I’m not even sure why I am writing this… but it seems that in the world today beauty is being bought and sold. People spend so much time and money chasing beauty, that they don’t even realize they are already beautiful. Looking a certain way is not necessarily beauty. Beauty is so much more than skin deep! It’s not the clothes you wear or who you know. I admire peoples differences, their unique features, inspiring thoughts, and ideas. I embrace those that are different. Life can be tough sometimes. Just when you think you have it all together, life can pull a fast one on you and fall apart. Some days you just have to pick up the pieces and move on. Be strong my friends! I admire people that can rise above all the negativity and somehow find the strength and fortitude to stay positive. Its too easy to stumble down the negative rabbit hole. Don’t do it! Stand tall and be your own beautiful badass self! ¬†Embrace the things that make you you. Just think how boring life would be if we were all exactly the same!

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