"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." also means that beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another. In other words, we have different opinions; simply put. Here's my list, in no particular order, of course:
1. Children • Children, to me, are some of God's most beautiful creations. I like the way they see things and the way they rationalize the world around them. They have this way of seeing things in black and white with no grey area. I admire that in them and I honor that in them. They are fearless all the way up until they come in contact with something that changes that viewpoint. In other words, their innocence is where their beauty lies. Additionally, newborns. Ahhhhh, newborns. Who doesn't love the way newborns smell? LOL They are so tiny and innocent. They come into this world not knowing how ugly it is, how cruel people can be, unaware of the constructs that are in place to disenfranchise them as they grow older. They just require love in large quantities. They are so precious and so beautiful.
2. Love • I suppose by now, you can tell I am a hopeless romantic. Love is so beautiful to me. Not just the kind the exists between two people who are actively engaged in a romantic relationship, I mean all love. The love that you have for yourself. The love that exists between two people who will never be together. The love between a child and their parent. The love between best friends who have had to pull each other out a dark place. The love that grandchildren have for their grandparents and vice versa (thats the best kind of love because grandparents have had sooooo much practice - lol). The love that is in the eyes of your pets when they see you for the first time after a long work day. Love is light. Love is the highest vibration. You can make anything beautiful if love is infused.
3. Nature • One of my mentors was enamored by Agate Rocks. She would say to me, "Look at how complex this 'rock' is". If God made this rock so intricately, yet this rock has minimal purpose, imagine what he placed inside of us." This never left me. I never truly had an appreciation for gem stones until I got into chakra healing, but I my mind would always go back to this conversation about the intricacy and purpose that God has placed within me. When I consider how things naturally flow and the fact that God orchestrated all of this, it reminds me of the natural order in my life. This is beauty.
4. Carbs • No, I'm not being facetious. I have come to the conclusion that carbs are the key to happiness. While, obviously, carbs have a tendency to not be so nice to us, they definitely rule the world. After competing in two bodybuilding shows (and working towards my third), I learned that a lot of sleepless nights and grumpy mornings would have never happened if there were more carbs in my diet. My abs would definitely disagree, but my heart and mind wouldn't. I quickly learned that you will either have ANGRY ABS or HAPPY HIPS. The beauty in it all lies in balance. I joke about carbs often, but what I am really saying underneath it all is that living a fit and healthy lifestyle is probably one of the most beautiful things to me. In my experience, when I am consistently disciplined, I am happy. I am happy with the way I look and the way I feel and that spills over into everything I do.
5. Novels • There is something to be said about taking a journey across troubled waters into the depths of the minds of some fictional characters - without leaving your couch. Reading is a great, underused travel vehicle. I was that girl who read all of the books on the recommended reading list throughout the summer. Literally, crushed them in the first month. It was the journey that I was searching for. It was the adventure, the heartbreak, the highs, the lows, the love, the space and time. Time travel is a real thing, pick up a book and see. The space that you exist in while indulging in a good book is one of the most beautiful things in the world, to me.
I had fun with this one, I hope you have fun answering it, too!
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