It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but for those who have known suffering and challenges, there is a unique kind of beauty that emanates from within. It is a beauty that can only be found by those who have journeyed through the depths of pain and sorrow and emerged on the other side with newfound strength and resilience. Their beauty is almost blinding, breathtaking. But sadly, they often don’t even know how beautiful they are. All they see are the scars, bumps, and bruises brought on by living in a beautiful but broken world.
Do you know someone who needs to be reminded they are beautiful? Tell them. Remind them. Encourage them. The challenges and trials and heartache have shaped them into some of the most beautiful people, they just don’t know it or believe it.
Who can you reach out to today and simply remind them that they are beautiful? Here is a quote from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross you could pass on to them.
The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Oh, and one more reminder for all of us, YOU TOO ARE BEAUTIFUL!