I am joining Project 31. This is a great way to encourage, not only myself, but other ladies to use 2011 as a new start or outlook on life. I started reading about this on my cousin, Larissa's, blog and decided I needed to be part of this! Mandy, another amazing woman, is the source of this project for the both of us. Please read these two blogs to see examples of true beauty! :)
Day 1: What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty CAN mean so many things. But to me, beauty is what shines from within a person. Their love, givingness, and selflessness make a person beautiful. This is really hard for me to put into words because you have to feel and experience true beauty for yourself.
In our society, people see beauty as what is seen on the outside. Yes, I will admit, I get sucked in to movies/TV and magazines that try to portray a "beautiful" woman. And, yes, I agree, they do a good job of making these woman pretty. But what we don't see on TV and in magazines are those woman helping others, putting their love and heart and soul into volunteering to make the less fortunate feel loved.
I am making this post short because I am struggling with finding any other way to make you understand that beauty is not only "perfect" hair, "perfect" body, and "perfect" skin, but also the love in your heart. Everyone is beautiful in your on way, whether you believe it or not! Quit looking in mirrors trying to find the "perfect" person in you. Look deeper and examine your heart!
Love yourself! That is my struggle, and I am hoping to use this project to inspire others and be inspired by others!