One time I was getting on an airplane, there was a last minute change and I lost my window seat. I was placed in the center seat and I was wondering who would be sitting with me. As I arrived at my row I noticed I was sitting between two women. I took my seat and opened a book and started reading. Soon enough we were flying and neither of the women said a word. I continued reading then I noticed one of the ladies got out a bag of makeup. I never saw so much makeup in one bag, she simply started applying the makeup. For the next 30 minutes I watched her touch up everything on her face.
Next thing I knew I said something I always wanted to say. Ms. I don’t understand why you applied so much makeup, you were beautiful before you applied the first item. She gave me a look that could kill. The other woman said to me, do you think I am beautiful. I turned to her and said you are beautiful just the way you are, perfect in every way. She smiled and asked if I was looking at the same person she does in the mirror.
I told her I see a beautiful woman with sparkling eyes, a happy smile, warm glow of joy and love, an amazing woman with a joyful heart. I see a person full of potential and love beyond what you even see. I see a person with wisdom to share. I see a person made from joy and love. Yes, I see a beautiful woman.
That was when the first lady spoke up. Wait one minute I fixed myself up to look beautiful and you rolled your eyes at me. Now you tell that woman how beautiful she is just the way she is. I don’t get you, what is your deal.
I said, I didn’t roll my eyes, I simply said you were already beautiful, I didn’t understand why you needed all that makeup. You are beautiful both ways, I was just trying to let you see the beauty within you. Within each of us is a beauty beyond the mirror it goes on forever and you can feel that beauty every day. They both smiled and started asking more questions about what I saw within them. I finally told them what I see is not important, it’s what you see and feel. Allow your inner beauty to shine and come out of you, you are truly a wonder person.
It does not matter about gender, race, or any other concepts you create to separate people. We are all humans and have a beauty within us that just wants to shine. This beauty is your gift of joy and love for you to share with everyone you meet. You are beautiful.
Much joy and love to you and yours