Be proud of who you are for you are the only “you” there is in this moment. The blemishes you see are beauty in our eyes. The imperfections you may feel are illusions of your mind created out of false judgment and measuring.
I remember a story I once read: A frog was sitting by a pond one day and a woman walked up and asked: “What’s wrong Mr. Frog, why are you so glum?” The frog went on to explain: “I was once a handsome prince, but an evil witch put a spell on me. Now I’m a frog until a beautiful woman kisses me and breaks the spell.”
The young woman, feeling compelled to help, leaned over and kissed the frog on the head. She waited for a few minutes and then said: “What happened? You’re still a frog.” The frog turned to her and said: “I’m only going to explain this to you one more time….”
The moral of the story is: If you believe you are beautiful, that’s all that counts. You may not have the ability to change frogs into princes, but if you believe you can, that’s all that matters. Although others may not see your beauty, as long as you see it, that is what counts. What matters is that YOU believe in your own beauty.
A physically beautiful woman can sometimes be uglier than any other, and can be morally and ethically ugly inside. But a wholesome woman with great morals and a loving heart will forever change your spirit, because beauty depends on what you’re seeking. And beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
To see the beauty of a flower you must always acknowledge and thank the stem that supports it, the leaves that form it’s body, and the unseen roots that stabilize it and provide it’s nourishment.
So remember when you see a beautiful flower that there is much more to be thankful for than what first meet the eye. The same is true with each person you meet. See their unique beauty and know that there is much more, seen and unseen, to behold and understand.