By Nora Simone
Lounging in a fancy hotel lobby on a Saturday afternoon, I’m wearing a silk dress custom made just for me. In some places the dress fits like a second skin. In other places it flows like it should to accent otherwise subtle movement. I felt beautiful, but not for the obvious reasons.
With the gold Bentley photobombing me in the background, I now feel compelled to explain more about my feelings. Turns out, that Bentley and I have some things in common that relate to beauty.
Sure, appearance is an initial indicator of beauty. Its what many strive for. Many viewing the Bentley would say it’s beautiful…..right?
However, those who get to know the Bentley by driving or riding in it understand how deep that beauty is. Appreciating beauty comes with experience.
Beauty is the sense you feel deep beneath the surface. It’s not related to your height, weight, measurements, race, perfect makeup, fashionable clothes, hair or eye color, or anything that is easily seen.
Instead, for me, it is an internal sense of pride felt by doing good for others.
If the Bentley had feelings, it might be happy to know it was appreciated for providing a superlative experience and thus feel beautiful.
Similarly, I feel beautiful when helping contribute to the happiness others experience.
That is how I felt at the moment this photo was taken.
So, I’m simply saying that its possible to make yourself beautiful by being who you are…..deep down inside.
If you feel beautiful, it will show.
Be beautiful my friends…