Sunday, July 18, 2010

What is true beauty in a person?


Mother-Teresa-collage
Originally uploaded by Peta-de-Aztlan

Recently a lady friend of mine confided that her friend told her that he was horrified and depressed when he looked in the mirror. He told her that his eyes are small and his face is covered in wrinkles.

I told my friend that I am sure that God doesn't make junk. There is beauty every where.

Wise men know this and have written "Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, precious kind that God delights in." 1 Peter 3:4 The Message

I find many attractive people in our culture like Jonathan Rhys Myers, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, and the classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Yet, Audrey wrote this:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
- Audrey Hepburn, actress

That is why this post has a photo of one of the most beautiful people who has ever lived,in my opinion, Mother Teresa.

15 comments:

Mari said...

Great post! I work in a nursing home and I think that some truly beautiful people have faces full of wrinkles!

Chatty Crone said...

Amen! sandie

Catherine said...

Mother Teresa was truly beautiful right through to her soul. It was deep in her heart and it radiated in her eyes. Yes indeed ~ she was true beauty.

Wonderful post Terra!
xo Catherine

Amrita said...

So true.

Many time s beauty is only skin deep.
And judging a book by its cover proves false many times.

xinex said...

Beautiful collage and what a fine subject!...Christine

Marilyn said...

We ultimately will not be judged on our looks..........
Beautiful Post!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Love,
Marilyn

Mumsy said...

Absolutely wonderful post. Hugs

Jemi Fraser said...

So true - awesome :)

Rizzi said...

LOVELY POST, AND VERY TRUE. I LOVE MOTHER TERESA, AND AUDREY HEPBURN IS A SWEETHEART. I LOVE THE WAY SHE WRITES. HAVE A NICE WEEK.
RIZZI

the wild magnolia said...

Very special post. I love Mother Teresa!

Great words of true beauty.

Thanks for sharing.

Nezzy said...

Wonderful post! Mother Teresa was on amazing beautiful woman. It bothers me as women distort their faces in the race to beat time when your 'real' beauty shines through in your spirit. Thanks for sharin' this today.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the sultry Ozark hills! :o)

Annesphamily said...

I have the Audrey Hepburn quote still posted on my Face Book which I finally figured out how to take back from the spam/scam thieves!
You write beautifully Terra.
Come see me soon, I have another new giveaway at my place.
Have a great week! Anne

Sparkles said...

Were you the person who said" have a twinkle in your wrinkle?"

Annesphamily said...

Terra I have an award for you at my blog too!

Glenda... said...

Beautiful post, Terra.
Wrinkles and time march on, right across my face...lol
I hope you are having a good week.
thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment...
blessings,
glenda