“You are someone’s definition of PERFECT” …
Maybe it’s just me, but lately, every discussion and every debate in my circle of work colleagues and friends is about people wanting to change the way they look, and wanting to enhance their appearance. I think in Today’s society, we have become consumed with the ultimate in aesthetics, and we strive to make ourselves more streamlined with the “socially acceptable”, more so than with what is actually “normal”. We have ultimately lost sight of what makes us genuinely beautiful.
“Beauty is measured by the ability to be yourself, not what the world expects you to be.”
When you meet someone for the first time, whether it is work, personal or random … appearances definitely help create that “first impression”, but it is essentially an individual’s personality and character that will hold and keep any interest. A person can present themselves as anything they wish to be perceived as, and if they are not true to themselves, or presenting themselves for who they really are, time eventually reveals a person’s true nature. It is their personality, character and nature that can make them beautiful or not. It is amazing that in Today’s world, we still tend to judge and discriminate on appearance only, sad really but a fact of Today’s world.
“It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful” – Jenny Han
I used to think I needed breast augmentation, a ton of makeup and a slim waistline to be Beautiful, and thank goodness my mindset changed before my budget did! Now I believe that it is what you carry in your heart that determines your beauty. You will make mistakes in life, you will do things that you are not proud of, and you will continue to be imperfect, but it is your imperfections that force people to look within and discover your real beauty. That is why you are probably most beautiful when you wake up, have “bed hair”, no make-up, and are still chilling in your pj’s … Because you are relaxed, there are no inhibitions and you are naturally YOU.
“Be Yourself, an original is always worth more than a copy.”
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of trying to fit in with what others think, and tired of dealing with what is, or isn’t socially acceptable, so what if I like “no name branded clothing”, and my hair tied up in a bunch because I just don’t feel like brushing it, or if I feel like going to the shops with no make-up because I just can’t be bothered and feel like a no make-up day once in a while … so what! Am I hurting anyone, no … Does it change who I am inside, no … so what’s the big deal? Do you even know who I am … Probably not.
“Be Your own kind of Beautiful.”
I collected frames for a photo wall that I wanted to create in my home, and I found a frame in the complex gardens that was discarded as waste, left outside by the dustbins to rot. I took it inside thinking it may work, or it may not, and it is now actually my favourite frame. It is beautiful, with all of its dents, scratches, faded colouring, and … it’s imperfections. The same goes for You and I, how will anyone get to see the beauty within if they never appreciate the imperfections and look past them.
“The beauty of something imperfect, is more than we could ever describe in words” …
I want you to see you for who you really are, not what you would like to change, or enhance, but what you hold within your heart, that shines out through your eyes, and is in the words you speak, the thoughts you have, the way you treat people, and ultimately, the very essence of what you put out there for the world to behold. If you don’t like what you see, you are not looking within, and you can’t expect the rest of the world to embrace you, when you can’t even accept yourself, or the fact that you were created perfectly … imperfect.
“Love your imperfections, they are what make you different, they make you unique … That’s what makes you beautiful.”
- “Imperfections” That Really Aren’t (bellasugar.com)
- Shades of Imperfection (reachingforpink.wordpress.com)
- The Art of the Imperfect (lje1.wordpress.com)
- We are perfectly imperfect (hopeoflight.wordpress.com)