Beauty is something that I have been thinking about. I see on pages people saying, "I want to lose weight to feel beautiful or sexy." So, if you lose XX # of pounds, you automatically become beautiful &/ or sexy? Well, maybe.... or maybe not. I am 2/3 of the way through my journey and some days I feel beautiful and some days, so not.
That made me start thinking, what is beauty anyway? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as: the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. OK, no where in there does it say that you need to weigh a certain amount to be beautiful. So, beauty simply put is being appealing to all the senses. Lotion, perfume, here I come. But seriously, it's very personal, just like this journey we are on.
So,I staredt thinking about people who I think are beautiful. Like Katharine Hepburn.
She is such a strong, independent woman with her own unique style. I definitely admire that about her. She wore pant suits when most other women didn't.
Or how about Audrey Hepburn?
So, very graceful. I think she must be the woman who invented the LBD.
Somehow, I feel I must include Sophia Loren, too.
I look at these three very beautiful but very different women and I ask myself, what makes them beautiful? I think, that they are beautiful because the way the dress reflects who they are as a person.
So, I think the answer to the question, "When are you beautiful?" isn't so simple. I think being beautiful is truly a state of mind. I think, you are beautiful when you are comfortable with who you are. I think self-confidence is beautiful. I admire intelligent women. I think someone with a beautiful smile is wonderful. Someone who is graceful is lovely.
You will not be more beautiful than you are today. However, losing weight, the journey itself, will hopefully give us more self-confidence and a bigger smile. These things make us more beautiful. Buying a new perfume, lotion, a new top that compliments our eyes, a new haircut, that emphasizes the length of our face, instead of roundness, these things are necessary. Anything that brightens the mood, make us stand taller, and make us feel more confident, are good things.