I’m continuing reading he book Beautiful You, and I am now on Day 13 (I should be like day 21 or so, but I’m slow, so cut me some slack…) and it is focused on defining Beauty of Beautiful. The author explains that she has worked with other women on the concept of Beautiful and routinely finds that most women do not define beautiful to be some exterior characteristic, but define it to be several internal personality traits (these are my words, summarizing the author’s). She goes on to discuss that every single one of these women would not call themselves beautiful, regardless of the fact that they had several instances where they displayed the characteristics of beauty that they defined.
Today’s task fot the Journal entry is for me to define Beautiful. For me, I have always seen beauty as a dual characteristic of physical and emotional beauty. To me, to be beautiful, you have to have the internal personality characteristics because they impact the external or physical characteristics. There are women that are physically beautiful, but their personalities can easily destroy the perception. To me, it’s because the real beauty comes from within and it has to be there before anything else. I have always found confidence to be beautiful, compassion to be beautiful, thoughtfullness to be beautiful, kindness to be beautiful, joyfulness to be beautiful, and other characteristics as well. I have found that people that are confident, kind, compassionate, and joyful to be the most attractive – or beautiful – people I have ever met.
And I’m going to stop here, because it is taking everything in me, at this moment to keep Hilda from speaking. I struggle with all of the concepts I just listed and I know I want to be back in that mindset.