All These Beautiful People

It’s a beautiful Monday morning here in Mwanza. I had a nice weekend with my boys and my Hubby got back into town this morning after a week away; so life is good. For some reason this morning I find myself reflecting on all the amazingly wonderful people I know. I feel so blessed to have so many beautiful people in my life. And when I say beautiful is has really nothing to do with what they look like at all; it has everything to do with what they give out and how they make me (and everyone else around them) feel.

The beauty of this world is only skin deep. It’s shallow and fleeting. Here today, gone tomorrow. If that’s the only kind of beauty you recognise or the only kind of beauty you strive for than I’d just like to say that I think you’re missing out on all the truly beautiful people around you.

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Sometimes with my human eyes I can miss seeing the beauty in people. We’re conditioned to look at the outside – to look at what is obvious and to judge based on what we can see.  But the thing is we can’t see someone’s heart and you can’t know someone’s true beauty until you spend time with them. Have you ever noticed people become more beautiful and attractive to you the more you get to know them? (Or sometimes visa versa). The more you spend time with someone the more you see their true character and you get to know their personality and it’s then when you can start to see their true beauty.

The thing is only God can see a person’s heart. Only He can see their intentions, who they are when no one else is around, their deepest desires. We can catch a glimpse of a person’s heart the longer we spend time with them, but we can never truly see it completely. It can make it hard in this world, not to judge and jump to conclusions about people, but if we could just resist that temptation I know we would be pleasantly surprised. Everyone deserves a chance to show you just how beautiful they are. Will you take the time to see it?

“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

~ 1 Samuel 16:7 The Bible

My life is full of beautiful people. People full of joy, compassion, tenderness, love, patience, wisdom and respect. The things that make a person truly beautiful and admirable. I am blessed to know each of them and to have them continually pour into my life. They teach me how to see true beauty by the way they live their lives and by the way they love. This is the kind of beauty I want to strive for. I want to be known for how I love people not for how I look. I believe this is the true beauty; the kind that makes a difference and the kind that is remembered for years to come.

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