Thursday, 15 July 2010

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

You know, I have never really thought of myself as beautiful, especially not after my self-esteem was shattered by years of being put down by friends. And yet I am able to see the beauty in everything else around me, it's strange how the mind works.

We live in a world full of beautiful things but how often do we actually stop and really appreciate it?

Have you ever stood outside on a clear night and just watching the stars?

Have you ever just looking into someone's eyes and realised just how beautiful they are?
Or listened to a piece of music and felt it all the way to your soul?
Beauty is everywhere...

It's in the young woman you see walk past
(Above photograph credit to
In the relationship of a mother and daughter playing on the beach, a love that will last forever

And the love that a mother has for her cub, who she'll risk her life to protect

In the young love that feels like it could last forever, no matter what your age

And in the mist that shrouds a landscape as the sun sets

And yet, we can't see the beauty in our own lives. The unconditional love from our parents who would give up everything to care for us if we became ill. The reflection in the mirror every morning. The old couple who still walk down the street hand in hand even after a lifetime together. The first flower of spring.
A little girl at my work likes to walk around the playground with me. I asked her yesterday 'Why do you want to spend your whole playtime stood with me?'
Her reply?
'Because you are the most beautiful lady in the whole world'
I couldn't help but smile. If only we all still held on to that childlike innocence which allows us to see the beauty in everything, even ourselves.
So I am the most beautiful lady in the whole world and to all of you reading this, so are you and never let anyone else tell you different.
Quote of the day: Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee amongst the flowers, small children's laughter, smiling faces, your reflection. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live and fight for the beauty in your dreams .x.


  1. Beautiful post and just what I needed to read right now so thank you x

  2. I really love reading your blog, it's so inspiring :) xx

  3. Thankyou Helen :)
    And Bethany, I'm glad it helped you - I guess we all need to hear it from time to time :)

  4. ႈႈႈI like your last sentence "Live and fight for beauty in your dreams"....