Do you know just how Beautiful you are?
A few months ago, my husband and I were on a trip for work. It was the final night of the conference, and we were getting ready for the closing ceremonies and dinner. It's one of those fancy dinners in a swanky hotel where the women dress up in evening gowns, and the men wear tuxes. It's also where us hicktown Utahns (or at least me) feel like frumpy housewives in our Sunday church dresses and dockers. So, I decided to mix it up a little. I put on my nicest top and my skinny jeans, and my hooker heals. I adorned myself with all of the blingety jewelry I had, and painted my face with black eye shadow, sparkly eye liner, and dark lipstick. I curled and ratted my hair.
And then I asked my hubby how I looked. I can never accuse that man of not being honest with me. And he said something to the effect of, "You look so much better without make up."
As I later related this story to one of my family members, she asked me if I was so offended by that. And I said, absolutely not!
What better compliment could my husband give me than to tell me he thought I was the most beautiful as my natural self, without all the help of artificial beautifiers? That moment, for me, was a huge self esteem builder. Not only did it help me realize that I AM beautiful without all of that crap on my face, or wearing fancy clothes, but to know that I have an amazing man at my side, who loves ME, not my designer jeans, or my department store make up.
And what's more....I have a Father in Heaven, who sees me from the inside out. He knows my heart and soul better than I do. And HE thinks I'm beautiful. And so should I.
So, I ask you...Do you know just how beautiful you really are?