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How do you define beauty? 

Have you ever looked in the mirror and just wanted to turn away?  I know I have. What is beauty anyway?

Well I can tell you its not what the TV or magazine models want you to beleive it is.

And it’s not about staying a size 2, wishing you could eat a doughnut.

It’s not about fablous make-up, or great hair days.

It’s not about the perfect selfie that took 20 mins to take.

It’s not about the latest clothes or the biggest diamond ring.

No, being beautiful has nothing to do with any of this things.

Beauty comes from within one’s self.

Beauty is being able to laugh at yourself.

It’s about stepping into those new size 10 jeans and owning it.

Its about messy hair days and your husband still thinking you are the most gorgeous woman on the planet.

It’s allowing your kids to do your makeup.

Beauty is food glorious food.

It’s a smile from across the room or in a hug from an old friend.

It’s forehead kisses and late night snuggles.

It’s in a person’s eyes and the way they see the world. 

Beauty is in the words we say to each other and the way we act toward each other.

Beauty is the way your children see you even on your not so great mom days. 

Beauty has no gender, no race , it is not straight or gay, it’s not skinny or curvy. Beauty is to powerful to be held to limitations like that   

We are all beautiful. We come in different sizes, genders, and races but we are all beautiful. 

Don’t  let anyone tell you different. God made us perfect in His imagine that means you are a child of the King and He does not make mistakes. You are perfect just as you are. Remember that.  It does not matter if your hair is turning gray or if it has fallen out. It does not matter if you have gained 5 pounds or 50 pounds you are a beautiful you. Love yourself embrace the you God has made.
Thank you dear friend for reminding me that I am beautiful even on my worst days. Your words this weekend inspired me to let my beauty be part of very thing I do. 
From our beautiful chaos to yours, enjoy the day and embrace the beautiful you.

Author:

I am a stay at home mom to 7 wonderfully crazy children. I have two biological children and my husband and I have adopted five little ones through foster care. Our children are 22, 19, 7, 6, 4, 4 and 1. Life is always interesting but I would not change a thing.

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