Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Questions of the Heart: What makes you feel beautiful?

These five questions have been on my heart.

What makes you feel beautiful?
What has had the greatest impact on how you view yourself and encouraged you to be yourself? 
What is your beauty go-to for the days when you feel anything but beautiful? 
What would you like to share with other women to encourage them to recognize their value and to be beautiful?

We made it through the first question, now on to the second.*

What makes you feel beautiful?

The saying, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” is what comes to mind.  There is something so absolutely lovely about being beheld.  In that instant you are like Cinderella walking into the ballroom.  As she stood there it did not matter that she spent most of her life living in the cinders.  She just is.  And the Prince beholds her beauty.   

C.S. Lewis describes the love of the beholder as appreciative love.  It is the type of love that, “gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him, will not be wholly dejected by losing her, would rather have it so than never to have seen her at all.”

That special someone comes to the door, just looks at you with smiling eyes, kisses your forehead and holds you - It is in moments like this that I feel the most beautiful.

Sacra Famiglia by Batoni
Just look at the face of Joseph!
P.S. Happy Feast of St. Joseph!  

 Dear friend, what makes you feel beautiful?

*For answers to these questions from other women see Questions of the Heart; Answers of Real Women Edition 1 & 2.

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