Anyone who knows me knows that I generally avoid advertising like the plague. I just don’t want all the hype trying to get me to buy a bunch of stuff I don’t need and don’t have room for! But I stumbled on this video from Dove® some time ago, and found it so encouraging!
Yet it sadly shows what low self-esteem so many have, especially us women. With the over-emphasis society places on physical appearance, we often concentrate on it too much, and feel we never measure up. “My ears are too big, my nose is too small, and I’ve got a weird chin. Me, beautiful?”
The women in this film tended (probably like many of us) to focus on those minor imperfections, or perceived imperfections. But others, meeting them for the first time, noticed sparkly eyes, friendly smiles, and happy joyous spirits.
Why? Because True Beauty—it isn’t only skin-deep.
How about you? How do see yourself? The artist in this video asks women to describe themselves. How would you answer his questions?
Give it a quick watch, it only takes 3 minutes. I think it’s time to change the way we think about ourselves. We need a glimmer of how others may see us.
And how God sees us. We are his creations, and he gave us those particular traits and quirks that make us unique and special. No else in the world has a nose just like yours! He thinks we’re beautiful, and sees us as my little grandchildren see their own drawings. Imperfect and often so messy that God only knows what they’re supposed to be. But in their artist eyes, beautiful works of art!
And how about you? How do you see yourself?
Beauty truly is more than skin-deep. It’s who and what we are on the inside. It’s a kind and gentle spirit. A thankful heart that showers gratitude. A caring word and warm hug. That kind of beauty outshines even the largest nose or any amount of wrinkles! We are more than just a pretty face. And if all we have is a pretty face, then we’re not really beautiful at all.
Don’t you know? You are beautiful!
[Video via Dove US/YouTube; Image ©SheilaScorziello.com]