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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!

 

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Can’t make EVERYONE happy.

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

This quote came to mind today mainly because so many people are quick to criticize the weather people when we should all keep in mind what their job really entails.  The human race, some more than others, love to criticize others no matter what their job, opinion or actions.  This will always be… that is why I like the Roosevelt quote.  She is so right.  There will always be those who hate on you.  Haters gonna hate.

If you look at any weather forecaster and their record of predictions, we should already know they cannot do their job to perfection (WHO REALLY CAN!  There is always room for improvement!).  THEY are not IN CONTROL of what the weather does.  They can only guess, but calling them Weather Guessers just doesn’t sound right.  Forecasters try to predict correctly with tools and calculations, but sometimes that task is like trying to lasso the wind.   This is definitely true in our part of the world.  Texas weather is crazy!

We are in the middle of a snow day.  It’s a freezing cold, stay at home from school kind of snow day.  This is the kind of day students, no matter what age, LOVE.   From the wide-eyes of a 10 year old at the site of a winter wonderland to the actuality of sleeping in of a 16 year old, it’s all love.  I, as a teacher, would rather not miss a day of work only to have to make it up later, but I must say, I do love seeing the excitement of my children.  (birth and non-birth ones)

The weather here in Northeast Texas as much of Texas is so unpredictable.  Sometimes it makes me crazy, but most of the time, as with any situation, I REJOICE IN IT!  The snow today is beautiful.  I don’t want to touch it, but it’s beautiful.

I totally admit, I’m not a cold weather lover, but without it, how would I really know that the Texas 90 plus degree summer days are my favorite?  I wouldn’t.  If we didn’t have dark days, how would we truly appreciate the light?  We wouldn’t!  If there weren’t valleys, how could we be in awe of the mountains?  I think you get where I’m going.

I’m just trying to say, give this day and everyday a chance.  Stop being quick to criticize and more quick to find the silver lining, the bright spot…THE JOY!  LOVE, don’t hate.

It is TOTALLY true that you can’t make everyone happy, but you can make YOU happy…just by your attitude.  Find the happiness and joy, rejoice in THAT.  Change your attitude even tho, EVEN THEN, you…

Can’t make EVERYONE happy.

TEACHERS, PLEASE WATCH THIS! (ok, EVERYONE watch this!)

All teachers should watch this video.  There are so many points to it that are INSPIRING and they push me to be a better teacher.

After tweeting this out, I had a great awesome friend send this:

  LOVE that Ted talk “you matter”… Not just for teachers!
She is absolutely RIGHT!  This is not just for teachers.  This is for HUMANITY!  We should all let others know that they matter, believe in ourselves that we matter and CONNECT with each other by networking, building a team and solving problems TOGETHER.

REAL-HUMAN-INTERACTION

Will you have the chance to  look someone in the eye to see what emotion they are really feeling?  Can you have a face to face conversation?  How about a handshake?  What about a hug? A kiss?  These are HUMAN interactions that may seem to be out of style, old school or even impossible to do these days.  

Let me say first off, I do not have a tech-phobia.  I am not a proponent of no cell phones, computers or televisions even.  I work at a school that has a Bring Your Own Device (or technology) policy and love it!  I do see the need, though, for us to hold on to the all important REAL-HUMAN-INTERACTION without the support of such things.  

We need to giggle with each other.  We need to listen to one another.  We need to have fun in each other’s company without staring at a screen or even answering a call.  Some of us are so addicted to all of our “techy” devices.  I admit, when my phone, buzzes, beeps or sings, I have the anxiety of reaching for it.  I find it exciting to hear it’s beckon and then comforting to check the call.  I get that.  I know the feeling of it’s draw.  I really enjoy reading blogs and finding great articles via twitter.  I am not saying I am up on all technological devices, social media, etc., but I’m willing to learn anything.  These things excite me, but they should never take the place of a friend or steal time from a family member.

So, here is what I’m saying —from a gal who understands the “need” we have for technology–we have to keep in mind that we still need each other’s attention.  We need to be face to face.  We should get to know each other using traditional ways as well as the new ways.  Don’t get so caught up in looking at that bright light that illuminates from an ipod, ipad, computer, etc. screen—think about the light that illuminates from a human eye, a bright smile or a kind word.  Let’s not give up on those things AND let’s make certain we teach our children this!  While technology is here to help us all communicate more often and easier, remember that we don’t want to hide behind technology.  

EVERYONE still needs REAL-HUMAN-INTERACTION.

 

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