What is Beauty?

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “beauty.” We would love to have you join us.

What is beauty? Magazine covers often show women covering up flaws. The skinniest, the most beautiful looking…etc. How are girls or even us as woman suppose to realize our worth is not wrapped up in beauty when we are surrounded by photo shopped images?

Truly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Beauty comes because we are all more precious than silver or gold in God’s sight. Even though my momma lives with a mental illness, she is incredibly beautiful. More beautiful than she could ever know! She seriously would give the shirt off of her back to someone in need.

I see beauty everywhere I look. In the delicate flowers in springtime. In youth of every age finding their place in this world. Through the laughter of a toddler. Holding in an infant in my arms. Flowers on my table. The feel of rain upon my face. With a great book and a cup of hot tea in my hand. Through the prairie wind blowing upon my face.

I’ll admit that sometimes I forget to look for this very beauty. And too often, I don’t see myself as beautiful. I get caught up in comparing myself to everyone around me. Yet to God, everyone of us is beautiful! “You are more precious than silver or gold.”

What if we named the beauty we see in each other, wouldn’t the world be a much better more hope-filled place? I see beauty in Barbara doing one of the most difficult things; caring for her loved one, Andrew. I see beauty in you, my mom friends, you are rockstars. I see beauty in those of you who are fighting to see the light.

I see each of you friends and you are beautiful!

26 thoughts on “What is Beauty?

  1. It is very easy to be influenced by the world’s idea of beauty, but as you say beauty can be seen in so many, often unexpected ways. It’s important to keep our eyes open to that.

  2. I felt blessed by reading this, Tara, because you called forth the beauty in so many people around you. This is a great gift!

  3. Beautiful, Tara.

    I saw an IG post this morning about a model from Africa. in the post, she was called the most beautiful woman IN THE WORLD. she earns $15,000 an hour for people to have the right to use her image.

    Yes, we need to look beyond what the world calls beautiful. The model is pretty, but even the “beautiful” people of the world can become very ugly if what’s on the inside is focused in the wrong direction.

    I love how. you shared about the beautiful people in your life. It’s good to look to the beauty inside each person, isn’t it?

  4. Great words here, Tara. “I’ll admit that sometimes I forget to look for this very beauty. And too often, I don’t see myself as beautiful. I get caught up in comparing myself to everyone around me. Yet to God, everyone of us is beautiful! You are more precious than silver or gold.” I remember someone saying that comparison is the enemy of contentment. It is only by God’s loving grace that we can see ourselves as His beloved.

  5. Oh Tara, how lovely your post is and how beautiful you are. I love your heart. You are always so gracious and encouraging. Wonderful post!

  6. What a lovely, encouraging post, Tara! I especially love this thought: “What if we named the beauty we see in each other, wouldn’t the world be a much better more hope-filled place?” What if, indeed. I see a beautiful woman here with beauty clearly evident in her heart and soul. God shines from you, my friend! Have a blessed and beautiful week. 🙂

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