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I am not beautiful…

I am not beautiful…

I am not beautiful due to the make-up I put on.  Eyeliner can’t make my eyes truly beam with love. 

I am not beautiful thanks to my favorite jeans or my cutest top.  They don’t prompt me to embrace other people with a warm hug.

I am not beautiful because I’ve lost a few pounds or the opposite.  Either way doesn’t remind me to love others. 

My beauty does not hinge on the fact that I drive a nice vehicle or have a ride at all.  I can still take gifts to others. 

My beauty does not rely on jewelry, perfume or accessories that may adorn this vessel the Lord has given me.  I can sparkle no matter what and show others they can sparkle as well.

My beauty is not comparable.  I am not the same beauty as you or the same as any human posed in a magazine.  Your beauty is just as incomparable!

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I did not write this in order to bash make-up, jewelry or the want to smell good!  HAHAHA!  I love all those things.  I treat my face as a palette some days, because I am an artist!  Jewelry is fun and smelling good….well, that truly is one of my daily goals.  The main idea behind this is so I can remember that all those things don’t truly make up beauty.  My God created me.  He made me beautiful.  He made you beautiful.  If I keep my life centered in Him, beauty is in me, surrounds me and is one of the many things He gives me to enjoy.

Have you ever looked at another person (not with lust) and thought that is a beautiful person.  You don’t know their personality or heart.  You may know their name or other small details, but not really who they are.  God made that person and yes, they are beautiful, but that is not the entire beauty package!  We are wrapped in some crazy awesome stuff, but what’s on the inside is what makes us truly beautiful.

Skinny people who make fun of fat people here would say, yep, this writer is fat. (the word fat makes me sick… different blog)  She used that “WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE…” line.  Hahahaha!  That cracks me up every time I hear it.  I do admit, I have not felt “skinny” one time in my life although I have been at a weight where I should have. That is a whole different blog.

BACK TO BEAUTY…

That verse: “greater is the one in us than the one who’s in the world”         (1 John 4:4) keeps coming to my mind.  That is not a verse so we can be all arrogant and pompous about the fact that we have Jesus in our hearts.  That is not how we are supposed to be!  That verse is to remind us that we are who we are, because of Jesus.  JESUS is the reason we are beautiful.  HE is the reason we can find self-confidence and be proud of who we are–not prideful, but PROUD of you.  He is the reason we can overcome this world.  We can look passed the superficial and the beauty that is only skin deep.  We can see true beauty.  I love that about Jesus.  I love that about MY GOD!  I love that HE loves me no matter what I look like on the outside, because HE MADE ME BEAUTIFUL!

 

Heaven

Yes, I’m blogging twice today!  It seems like I haven’t in quite a few days.  Maybe I have?  I’m not sure.  The last week has been a crazy one.  Here goes…

Listening to our preacher tonight at evening service, he used what I thought was a poem in his sermon, but after researching it when I got home, it ended up being part of a letter written by a man from New Zealand many years ago:

A man may go to heaven without wealth, without health, without fame, without a great name, without learning, without money, without culture, without beauty, without friends, without 10,000 other things.

But he can never go to heaven without having accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord in this life.

I researched further and found the entire letter the man had written.  I loved it all!  You can click here to read the entire letter: LETTER ABOUT HEAVEN

Amen is all I have to say to it!  AMEN!

What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses, too,
I see them bloom, for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.

You can probably hear ole Louis singing that right now.   There are so many things in this world that are beautiful.

I took the picture below today that makes me wish to be an ant for a few minutes so I could crawl through this fresh patch of Spring.  It looks so happy.

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The next part of the song talks about my favorite:

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I see skies of blue, and clouds of white,
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world.

I love a beautiful blue sky full of white clouds.  God truly made this world beautiful.  He made so many amazing things that make us stop in awe.  He works in this world and all you really have to do to see Him is look.

But no matter how much beauty this world may have…

I know this isn’t THE wonderful world.  I know this place is not my home.  I must remember this especially when some of the things of this world aggravate me or make me sad.   When devastating things happen in this world, I am so thankful that God has a more beautiful, more WONDERFUL world ready for me.

Today, a beautiful family lost their young boy to an accident.  I’ve cried and prayed all afternoon for my sweet friends.  I can only imagine what or how they feel.  To lose a child has got to be the worse pain to bear in this world.  It’s hard to be happy for him, even though we know he is in the best WONDERFUL world, when the pain is so hard here in this wonderful world.  Our grief, what ifs and other questions cannot allow us to be at peace with the fact that God has got him.  He’s with Jesus.  Wow.

GOD is waiting in the real WONDERFUL world for us.  Our pain will one day go away.  This life is but a vapor and by believing in HIM, we will be reunited with Him, our sweet babies, parents, grandparents, friends and all those we have lost from this world one day.

And on that day… we will all be singing together…

What a Wonderful World!

(I believe the words will be somewhat different than Mr. Armstrong’s rendition, though.)

I AM A SUCCESS!

Because I’m overweight…am I supposed to feel INADEQUATE?  ..am I supposed to feel incapable?  ..am I supposed to feel unloved? ..am I supposed to feel not-good-enough? …am I UNSUCCESSFUL?

NO NO NO NO and NO!!!

Yes, I’m overweight.  I’m not the “perfect” size.  I do not wear bikinis.  HAHA!  Never have, never will.  I do not run.  Another HAHA!

I may not be able to outrun someone, but I can do so much that others don’t do, want to do or have the talent to do.

Society may look at me and think, “Wow, she probably eats a lot of donuts.”  When in actuality, I HATE DONUTS.  Ice cream is not something I long for.  I don’t really like pie.  Chocolate, yes, but …

OK, WHAT I’M SAYING IS:  Society does not KNOW me.  They don’t know my likes, dislikes, talents, struggles, victories, etc.  I do not care what SOCIETY thinks.  They can put me in this group of sad people which need to be “fixed” or guided.  Still, they do not know me. Whatever label, group or stereotype I get associated with… It does not define who I am.

I am a strong, smart, beautiful and very much talented person.  I encourage and help others.  I have a great smile!  I keep a positive attitude that I believe this world needs more of.  I get whatever job needs to be done–done.  I shine the light of Jesus, because He is in my heart!  I am NOT UNSUCCESSFUL.

The scales don’t own me.  The number of pounds my body is does not dictate my life.  The fact that I don’t run does not mean I can’t be a winner.  I can and will do things that are extraordinary and awesome.  I will be victorious and overcome things in this life.  The fact that I don’t lose one pound doing it has NO BEARING ON MY ABILITY TO SUCCEED.

MY Success is not measured by society even though society may think it does.  Success is what I believe it to be in my life.

Here are the top reasons why I KNOW I’m successful—

JESUS LOVES ME and I LOVE JESUS!  So glad I succeeded in asking HIM into my heart.  …SUCCESS!

I have read the ENTIRE BIBLE…SUCCESSSSSSSSSS!!!

I am a pretty good mom, wife and teacher…SUCCESS!  (I have papers to prove it which include personal reference letters, anniversary cards and a few teachery awards from various individuals and groups)

I have friends who love me.  (again, papers, emails, text messages and memories to prove it)…SUCCESS!

I’m happy.  …SUCCESS!

and guess what…

I walked 40 minutes on the treadmill this morning and quite briskly, might I add.   I didn’t run, but to me, I was a success on that mill!  I find my success in all kinds of places.  Perhaps losing weight may be one of those someday.  I have found it in the past and may in the future, but no matter what… it is not the only thing that defines my success.

I AM A SUCCESS!

–and YOU ARE TOO!  Find your successes…do not dwell on your failures.  God will guide you in finding them when you need help looking.  Do it!  FOCUS ON THE GOOD, always.

YOU are beeeea–youuuuu–tiful!

Do you look in the mirror and find the bad stuff? Why?
You pick on yourself.
You search out the imperfections.
NO ONE IS PERFECT.
This world can’t even define perfect, REALLY.

I mean, we can have an opinion about something being perfect, but that is our opinion. That is not a TRUE definition of perfection. The world cannot do it. Only GOD can.

Why do we look at all the imperfections we have and overlook all the GOOD STUFF.
God made us awesome.
He made us great.
I know, genetics, food, and lifestyle all come into the picture, but when it all boils down…
WE ARE AWESOME CREATURES no matter what the mirror may reveal!

You know, even those super models, body builders and such find imperfections in what they see. They have lean muscle and low low LOWWW percentages of body fat, yet they find something to be down about? Everyone does. UG! It makes me wanna scream!

Why do we do this? THE WORLD. The world judges us so we think we need to do the same. We only have ONE TRUE JUDGE. Am I right? Amen?

Look in the mirror and stop fretting about it…LOVE IT!

Stop judging others. Stop judging YOU. YOU are beeeea–youuuuu–tiful!

The Mind Convo

Everyone has them…in your mind, you have this constant conversation going.  Most of the time, it’s all questions.  Should I?  Can I?  Am I?  Do I?  Where?  What?  How?   You attempt to answer them, but sometimes the questions are answered with even more questions.

I know a lot of these are part of decision making and we MUST do it.  I mean, SHOULD I BREATHE?  Duhhhhh, yes.  Should I brush my teeth?  Duhhhhhhhh, yes.  Some questions are a given.  Then there are those OTHER QUESTIONS…

AM I PRETTY?  AM I SMART?  AM I WORTHY?  Do I look better than ….?  Am I the best at …..?  Does ……like me?

UHHHHHHHHG!  Just typing those questions makes me want to scream, for real!  YES YOU ARE PRETTY! YES YOU ARE SMART!  YES YOU ARE WORTHY! …you don’t have to look better than someone else–YOU LOOK LIKE YOU!…You are the best at SOMETHING, find it!  People DO like you!  Some don’t too, but YOU SHOULD NOT CARE ABOUT THOSE!  Yes, I know, I keep screaming.

If you have ever dealt with an insecure person, you can see all these questions written on their forehead.  They almost pop up like speech bubbles above their head.  I want to pop the bubble and use an eraser on that chalkboard in their brain.  I want to do something that will make them believe in themselves.  I want to hit them!  Ok, I really do not want to cause them physical harm, but I do want them to snap out of it somehow.

I am not saying I never ever have those questions in my crazy head.  I just push through all that clutter, because I know who I am.  I know what I was made for and I know without a doubt that OTHERS cannot define who I am with their opinions, looks, stares or even verbal rants (to my face or behind my back).  Oh, I get my feelings hurt at times, of course.  People are people.  Humans can’t help to wear their emotions on their sleeves at times.  Some do it more than others.  Some people have MIND CONVOS which are a long stream of insecure thoughts and negative thrashings.  It makes me sad for them, but at the same time MAD AT THEM for not loving themselves!

COME ON PEOPLE!!!

I know, I’m still yelling, but I get so crazy on this subject. I’m sure I’ve blogged about it before many times.

I won’t capitalize anymore.  I’m just going to type my requests calmly:

Quiet that convo–the negative one– in your mind which makes you feel less of what you are suppose to be.  Please.

Look in the mirror and love what you see.  Please.

Don’t compare yourself.  (It’s hard not to put that in caps.)  Please.

Choose to be happy and confident, because you are pretty (or handsome), you are smart and you are worthy.  You are talented and you are liked.  Stop trying to please everyone and be happy with who you are.  Please.

Ending today with this cartoon.   INSTANT SELF ESTEEM:

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Remember, this is funny… I really don’t think everything revolves around me.

I know who my life is truly about.  I’m just number 3: 1.God 2. Others 3. Me

 

Picture of the Day

I continue to be fascinated with the sky. This weekend, God has truly created some amazing sites using big fluffy clouds and His light. I am comforted by His creation which is only one more thing to confirm to me that HE IS ALIVE!

This evening’s sky:

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