What is true Beauty?

Thru the yearsWhat is Beauty, what is sexy?

What is your definition of beauty or sexy? Everyone’s is different and influenced by so many outside forces, but take a minute and consider these questions.

Is beauty or sexy defined by six pack abs, toned muscles, light scruff on the face, tousled hair, or lean perfect curves, long flowing hair, perfect smile, perfect teeth?

Or is it that man or woman who has stuck by you all these years?

The one who endured pregnancy, stretch marks, morning sickness and child birth so that special addition could be added to your family?

Is it the one who was with you when your parent died and held you up as you grieved?

Is it the one who helped you survive those early sleepless nights with your baby and the terrible twos?

The one who you held on to during those fun teenage years (if you had daughters, through those pre teens too)?

Is it the one who loved you despite hormonal changes that turned you into someone you did not want to be?

Is it the one who stayed home and raised your children so they could be brought up with the values and morals that were important to both of you?

Is it the one who works hard to provide for your family, working long hours and weekends when necessary so the family could have a good life?

Is it the one who just shook their head and said “I am glad you are okay” when you wreck the car yet again?

Is it the one who even though your hair has turned grey, there’s a few more wrinkles on your face, and a little roll around your middle still thinks you are beautiful or handsome?

Whatever your definition is, remember sometimes you don’t have to look any further than your own backyard to see what is beautiful and sexy, its been there all the time.

Don’t let Hollywood’s definition of beauty and sexy define for you what really is beautiful and sexy in your life.

 

*any resemblance to real or imagined individuals, living or dead, is purely unintentional.  All opinions here are solely the opinion of the author. If you see yourself in this post, oops!

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Destination Truth?

What is our truth destination?

What is our truth destination?

Destination Truth?

We were having a monumental snow and ice storm here in the North Carolina area, the worse they have had in 10 years.  It was quite a show of beautiful silently falling snow, a forest of sculptures  covered in snow, and a soon to be an ice encrusted world.

I spent this snowy, cold day watching a marathon of a reality show called Destination Truth.  For those of you who are not familiar with this show, it’s about a group of people, headed by Josh Gates, who search the world for “the truth”.  They look for proof of the various sightings of legendary animals, such as Big Foot and the Chupacabra, and unexplainable phenomena involving forests, castles, abandoned buildings, and burial sites.  It’s a fun show to watch for a couple of reasons, the places they go are unique and at times exotic, the things they look for are fascinatingly bizarre, and the host is very good at what he does, entertain.

Do they find the truth?  They haven’t yet, at least not that I have ever seen, but they certainly seem to enjoy the journey that is part of the search for the truth they are currently seeking.

Watching that show got me thinking about the phrase, “destination truth”. What is truth, is it not something we are all striving towards finding?  Then I thought do we really want to find “the truth”? If we found “the truth” we are looking for, can we, as part of that famous phrase goes, handle “the truth”?

Is our destination towards “the truth”?  Are we willing to make the journey to find “the truth”?  Are we willing to encounter all the various obstacles, friendly and scary, that we will find ourselves facing as we search for “the truth”?

What truth are you looking for?  What are you willing to do if you discover “the truth”?  Is “the truth” something you can handle at this point?  If you find “the truth” you are looking for, is it a truth you are willing to share?  If it is not worth sharing, is it worth finding?

Seeking “the truth” is different for everyone, because ‘”the truth” is different for everyone.  What I call “the truth” may not be something that you are willing to accept as “the truth”.  The journey that I take to find my “truth” will be very different from the journey that you will take to find your “truth”.  Isn’t that a wonderful thing?  It is by taking these different journeys that we become who we are and are able to share our truth with others and we are able to hear what others call “the truth”, and make our own choices as to whether that is “the truth” we wanted to hear or even accept.

“The truth” can be something you are looking for about a relationship, food, religion, history, exercise, politics and so on.  There are so many areas in which we can take that journey towards our “Destination Truth”.  I hope that you find whatever “truth” you are searching for, but more importantly I hope that you enjoy the journey that you take to find “the truth”.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.  John 8:32

Why not begin your journey today?

Paula

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