Beautiful People

“Do not let your beauty be that outward adorning....; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” (1Peter 3: 3)

I marvel at how beautiful, and amazingly awesome, babies and toddlers are. I am always captured by their innocence, curiosity, joy and even distress that they can express, usually without much reservation. Their instinctual responses towards others around their age, natural and man-made objects and animals, and sounds, tastes, and textures, are so free of the artificial. With them, God’s awesome power of creation is truly a beautiful thing. They are beautiful on the inside, and the outside.

But I have discovered that babies and toddlers are not the only beautiful people that God has created. I have had cause to marvel at some who are beautiful in spirit, and that, to me, is just as awesome. Babies and toddlers have not had to face the troubles, disappointments and other unpleasant or traumatic experiences that Life generally ‘dishes’ out to older folks, so their innocence and beauty has not been tainted. However, I have been blessed to have met beautiful people whose spirit of joy, peace, compassion, goodness and love was unmistakably obvious, belying any scars that they had received from Life. They make me feel as though I was ‘absent’ when God gave such a gift. :(

I think that, that ability to smile from within, to endure challenges with grace and to put others at ease with the power of one's inner beauty, is really something to aspire to.



Happy Sunday! heart wings angel2 bouquet
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Your face is the reflector of your inner feelings.
If your feelings are good and innocent then surely the inner-beauty will glow on your face.
Kids look beautiful because they are innocent from inside. There is a child hidden in every human being. Find him and play with him.
Hello beautiful Didi,

It's always amazing how the human spirit and will to survive can just 'carry on regardless'!

As you wrote, children are innocent and then have the mountain of maturity to climb! But we should always keep a part of our childish selves back, because we are all still amoebas!!! rolling on the floor laughing
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(That's me on the top right)
So true i can feel your heart vibes from what you write.
Oh my goodness me on the bottom left grin
Didi7 Young children and babies always give me great joy, as you saty the total innocence and they have no guile, trusting and being 100% open, it is beautiful.
I have noticed some women's groups here where say 6 or so go to a class and they are mostly 80 plus, some are overweight, most have their hair grey now and they are so joyful and their faces open and happy with no malice, laughing and joking. They are beautiful, that beauty that lasts forever that Peter speaks about in the Gospel.
I think those who embrace their age and have a sense of wonder at life, who are simple and keep life uncomplicated seem to have an inner beauty shining out, you don't notice the wrinkles or the walking stick, it is a pity there is so much ageism in my country towards elderly. Beautiful blog .bouquet
I agree Didi. My inner beauty is there and will inspire many.
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He's right - the Dude! rolling on the floor laughing
You're so artistic Avo. You're one great poster on here.
Okkaayy! Gotchathumbs up laugh
Of course it is Exred...I could see the resemblance laugh wine
"I think those who embrace their age and have a sense of wonder at life, who are simple and keep life uncomplicated seem to have an inner beauty shining out, you don't notice the wrinkles or the walking stick,..."

I agree with you, GG...some people just ARE, naturally. thumbs up wine
"If your feelings are good and innocent then surely the inner-beauty will glow on your face."

Ok DL, seems I have to work on my "glow".... grin laugh
I'm sure it will, Crown...roll eyeslaugh
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