This is a very powerful video and something that is very telling…..
I’m as guilty of this as the next gal, but I really see this in my young brides and debs who strive so hard to be beautiful. Every once in a while I get a gal who is enough self-aware and confident that, although she cares about her grooming, her looks aren’t the end all. She is as much concerned about her looks on the inside.
And as I get older, the friends who really mature with grace are those that have the lines and sign of times on their face, but the light is still in their eyes and they are still not only very much alive inside, but joyful. That doesn’t mean they don’t have heartache, pain, failure obstacles of all sorts and sizes. It means that they have overcome them without carry the burden of bitterness, hatred, jealousy/envy, resentment, resignation, despair and hopelessness.
It is those who come through the “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” with their good humor, joy, light in their eyes and most of all hope in their hearts who are really beautiful. You can see it in their eyes, hear it in their voices and feel in their words.
Here I am in the business of making folks look better – all on the surface, by fitting here, disguising this, accentuating that. It seems funny that this would mean so much to me. But I can tell you that the biggest joy I get is when I see the expression on my client’s face when she sees herself in the mirror and sees that she is a beautiful person!