IT'S WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS!

~ Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. For beauty is not in the face; beauty is a shining light in the heart ~

Today we live in an age where commercialism determines what is "beautiful," but please remember that you cannot find true beauty in these fashionable trends. Beauty cannot be bought with money either. Our society is used to judging people based on their looks first, and their personalities second. In this world where superficial beauty supersedes what is truly inner beauty, it is hard to really believe that real beauty can be on the inside. For it is the outer shell that we see first on everyone. But as the old saying goes "You can't judge a book by its cover." Our world is filled with people who focus more on what people look like on the outside than who they are inside. We need to begin judging people more for who they are....get out there and let that inner beauty shine as bright as what's on the outside. Every man/woman can be beautiful and it all begins by believing in your own beauty.

With beauty that is only skin deep and will one day disappear. Ugliness is a personal perception, just as beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Real beauty is something that has to be natured and comes from within, for beauty that has endured hardships shines with a distinctive splendor. An individual's perception of morals and values, character and personality are what determines real beauty inner beauty. For it is what is on the inside of you that projects outwardly of self. Accepting yourself and letting your inner beauty come out is part of being beautiful. The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.

You can't always tell what a person is really like by looking at the outside. Some people may be beautiful on the outside, but they may be very mean, selfish, and hateful on the inside. Some people may not be very beautiful to look at, but on the inside they are loving, gentle, and kind. Surrounding yourself with people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty. Beauty as the world defines it often isn't a blessing. Being stunning on the out­side is no guarantee you will not be filled with loneliness, insecurity, and unhappiness on the inside. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment. It should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

We spend a lot of time making sure we look good on the outside, but what are we doing to make sure we look good on the inside? When we look at others, we need to remember that we can only see what's on the outside, but God can see what's on the inside - and it's what's inside that counts. The older you get the more you realize it's what's inside that counts. God is thrilled with how he made your outsides. But he's even more thrilled to see your inner qualities shine. Love your inner self as well as your outer self for love makes you beautiful. What is beautiful radiates. A person is only beautiful, when their own inner beauty, is reflecting on to others.

"The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. "
1 Samuel 16:7

Tips On Inner Beauty:
Drink plenty of forgiveness....Keep your heart from being dirty and wrinkled with bitterness and vengeance.

Exercise friendliness daily....Feel the warmth of friendliness and love inside of you.

Learn to listen....Remember that everyone has a story. Everyone has a past. Everyone needs to be heard. Focus less on talking, and try listening more.

Go confidently into the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you have imagined.

Take time to find your unique gifts and develop them.

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. Then your inner beauty will grow and radiate to your outer self.

Have confidence....Confidence is what makes you beautiful inside.
Think of your body as the vehicle to your dreams.
Love it. Honor it. Respect it. Fuel it.
Take the time to give thanks for all your blessings!

Remember that your mind, body and soul is the instrument of your life, not just an ornament. Be your inner body's friend and supporter, not its enemy.

Prayer:
Dear God, we are thankful that you don't judge us or love us any less, by how we look on the outside. Help us to be more concerned with our own inner beauty than with our outward appearance and help us not to judge other people by what we see on the outside. Help us to look at others the same way you look at them, with love, understanding, compassion and acceptance.
Amen.

From The Inner Beauty In Me 2 The Inner Beauty In You
MzGloria

"Though we travel the world over to find the beauty life has to offer, we must first carry it within us in order to find it not for our hearts may intoxicated with a beauty that our eyes could never see.”

With Love & Hugs
MzGloria

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truely- Beautiful and inspirational words. Thank you.

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inner beauty is not something to be kept inside. It is something that needs to be shared with the world. By words and deeds. Even people who are beautiful on the outside need to be be beautiful on the inside. Us folks with Sarc tend to learn the inner beauty lesson a lot faster because we learn to appreciate what life has given us. Like the song says "Live Like You Were Dieing". Sarcoidosis has made me a better man, person, father, husband, human being and so on. Even though I had a very positive approach to life before this happened 14 years ago if you can believe I am 300% more focused on others and appreciating what they might be going through. Knowing this, helping others and letting my inner self shine makes my problems seem so much more minimal. Stay strong everyone.

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