Friday, January 17, 2014

Starting Anew: You, you and you, are beautiful!

Dedicating this specially to my devilish yet angelic support system: 

Beauty, is such an abstract word that has been given arbitrary meanings by so many people around the world. Medical professional defines beauty by a certain criteria, some races define beauty by their traditional costumes, philosophers define beauty philosophically etc.

Beauty, to me, lies within and without. Audrey Hepburn portrays the classical exquisite physical beauty. What really touched me was a quote by her, "As you grow older, you’ll discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." She is beautiful for she has helped and influenced so many people in world as a fashion icon. She may not be perfectly beautiful, and the rumours/scandals about her flawed that beauty, but she still is beautiful in her own way.

Kahlil Gibran once said, "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." This statement is what most people would agree on, yet I believe some disagreement are based on the importance of physical beauty. A beautiful person keeps giving, and never expect anything in return, apart of not compromising his/her welfare. A beautiful person has no jealousy, no greed, no anger and no evil intentions. A beautiful person has a genuine transparent smile that could rekindle the light of smile in others. A beautiful person does not fake the beauty. It shines wherever the person is.

Mandy Hale wrote that, "There’s nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others." I have always admire someone like this for it requires more than just courage and sacrifice that may be buried from the knowledge of the world, and a beautiful heart to do so.

I definitely love how Elizabeth Kutler Ros views beauty, "The most beautiful people we have known 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." 

To all the people who walk into my life, thank you for being beautiful, for teaching me what beauty means, and for making my life a beautiful one. For these reasons, I am dedicating this piece to all of you who have inspired me in so many ways.

It didn't matter if you have loss a limb, or your face is scarred or if you are sitting on a wheelchair, because the beauty in you outshines your physical beauty. You taught me to be myself. This is for you. "Your chromosomes have combined beautifully." You, you and you, are beautiful.

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