As we search for ways to take care of our nails, hair, skin — the whole package — I want to joyfully remind you of one thing, my friends: inner beauty never fades. Sit back, relax, and treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Your generosity, warmth, transparency, kindness and other welcoming attributes don’t need a bold lip or a fabulous pair of shoes. They don’t need this season’s bag. Your inner beauty reveals who you are when no one is looking. It’s your character. Is it ugly, or is it beautiful? Your friends, family, and strangers can be your mirror.
Inner beauty is the encouragement that you share with a co-worker who is nervous before a big meeting. Your ability to be fully present and available while someone is speaking with you is another side to your beauty. Such beauty stands on its own, and it is powerful. It is caring and empathetic. It is bold and passionate.
Ladies, this is the beauty that matters. When you realize that these values make you beautiful, you can’t help but glow. This glow cannot be bought. It cannot be achieved with a customized facial. The world can quickly spot a beautiful exterior with a not-so-shiny inside.
Stay away from bitterness, as it will hold you back from moving forward to something better. Turn away from self-pity, and celebrate what makes you unique. Silence jealousy by taking a closer look at why you aren’t happy for someone who has succeeded.
Inner beauty is content.
Remember, you can’t buy inner beauty. When you know that you have character that money can’t buy, you’re happy. Yes, life will happen, and ups and downs may come your way. These inevitable situations can’t and won’t steal your joy.
Inner beauty is unshakable.
You know how we can all have a bad hair day, or two? Life’s day-to-day changes don’t impact your inner beauty in the same way. Whether you are having your best hair day — or your worst — are you still kind to the salesperson who is helping you find an item?
Inner beauty stands the test of time.
When your time here has ended, sure, people may say you had amazing sense of style. They will also remember how you stayed on the phone with them for hours to help them work through a difficult situation.
How would you define your inner beauty? What makes you beautiful?