"Beauty is not long hair, skinny legs, tanned skin or perfect teeth. Believe me. Beauty is the face of who cried and now smiles, beauty is the scar on your knee since you fell when you were a kid, beauty is the circles when love doesn’t let you sleep, beauty is the expression on the face when the alarm rings in the morning, it’s the melted makeup when you have a shower, it’s the laughter when you make a joke you’re the only one who can understand, beauty is meeting his gaze and stopping understanding, beauty is your gaze when you see him, it’s when you cry for all you paranoias, beauty is the lines marked by time. Beauty is what we feel in the inside which also shows outside us. Beauty is the marks the life leaves on us, all the kicks and the caresses the memories leave us. Beauty is letting yourself live." -Emma Watson
Emma speaks to thoughts, actions, emotions, and attributes that I have found to hold true when it comes to REAL beauty.
If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies how very different in our ideals of beauty would be.
I find it so disheartening that society as a whole has such a "cookie-cutter" definition when it comes to beauty.
"I've never met a person I couldn't call a beauty... Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it."
Don't let society's definition of beauty discourage or dissuade you
"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet."
"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don't have to depend on someone telling you who you are."-Beyonce
Live your life. Do more than just exist. Embrace your inner strength. Follow your dreams.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
As an aside: I would like to mention that self love, and paying kindness forward seem to provide significant relief, (if not an instant cure) for those suffering from "BRF" syndrome... Food for thought.
In my experience, beautiful people are those souls that are unafraid to be themselves.
You can't spell BEAUTY without "BE U"
At times, people (even myself) can be quick to make snap judgements, but EVERYONE has something that makes them special--something that makes them unique, something that makes them beautiful.
"She is made up of depths that even the ocean couldn't fathom." -Jessica Katoff
Follow your heart. Rock your style. Be happy.
"Happy girls are the prettiest" -Audrey Hepburn
Those who have found self-love light up the world around them, they lift your spirits.
"She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure." -Steve Maraboli
You are all beautiful. Please pass this message on! Take the time to pay attention to those around you, and pay one another a compliment--kindness is magic, and grace is contagious.
"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul." -Alice Walker