“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” ~Sam Levenson
Like most people, I am enticed by physical beauty whether it is a person, a place, or a work of art. To be fully engaged I must be swayed by more than the sense of sight. In other words what is pleasing to the eye must also be comforting to the soul.
Personal beauty is depth of soul. I am attracted to compassionate people. People who are kind, sensitive, and generous of their time and resources have a vibrancy which can’t be achieved through silky clothes, thick makeup, or sparkling jewels. It is a humble confidence which speaks for itself; a genuine goodness. Love is the most beautiful attribute of all.
Many places are visual paradises. That alone is not enough. I must be able to hear the trickle of the stream or the singing of birds. I want to feel the tickle of wind or the warm sand beneath my feet. I want to smell the aromas around me whether it is cedar, lilac, or baking bread. I want to taste what my oasis offers me, be it rain, apples, or my own sweat or tears. I want to feel as if I am a part of the scenery.
A work of art must stir my senses. It must touch a deeper part of me…I want to feel the music in my soul.
What is your description of beauty? What types of people attract you? What do you look for in an oasis? How does the beauty of art or life in general move you?