Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

What do women want? We want to be beautiful. (Read: slender, with curves in the right places; some muscle definition but not too much; height without towering over men; teeth perfectly straight and pearly white; hair lush and thick with just the right amount of body, no frizz and absolutely no gray hairs!) We want to be adored (without lust, as Dante loved Beatrice) by men and envied (without hatred, just being held in awe) by other women. 

These are unrealistic goals, you say? 

Yet we spend billions and billions of dollars each year trying desperately to make our fantasies of beauty come true.

I have an easier solution for all young, unmarried women out there seeking a cheaper alternative to lasting beauty.

Marry a blind guy.

If this isn’t possible, (let’s face it, there are only so many blind guys to go around), then find yourself a good man who thinks you’re beautiful just the way you are. This works especially well if he thinks you’re beautiful when he sees you without make-up or right after a work-out when you’re all sweaty and gross and wearing baggy sweats and your kid brother’s t-shirt. I’m talking about the kind of man who would think you’re still beautiful even when you think you need to loose ten or twenty or thirty pounds. This is the kind of man who will think you’re beautiful even after you’ve had several children and you’re sagging in all the wrong places. 

If you’re lucky enough to be married to such a guy, hang on to him. He’s a real keeper. 

Guys, if you’re reading this, here’s some information you’re going to want to remember. Women want to be beautiful for you. But mostly they want you to appreciate them for who they are inside. Try to look beyond the messy hair or the other-than-perfect body and look at the beauty of the person inside. Tell her how beautiful she is. Don’t compare her to other women. She isn’t other women. She is unique; one of a kind; a never-before-created and never-will-be created-again masterpiece. Tell her.

Ladies, if you don’t have a man in your life right now, remember you have a Father in heaven who created you and thinks you’re absolutely stunningly perfectly gorgeous right now. He sees beyond the flesh. He sees the heart, the soul, the person whom he created. You are his masterpiece. You are beautiful in his eyes.

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.~Proverbs 31:30

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Darling Mummy (yes, 'tis I again),

First off, I love this article. Second, in the paragraph after "Marry a blind guy," you wrote "loose" when you meant "lose." ("I’m talking about the kind of man who would think you’re still beautiful even when you think you need to loose ten or twenty or thirty pounds.")


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