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!

The 5 Love Languages

Have you read the books by Gary Chapman entitled, The 5 Love Languages?  If you have not then I strongly suggest you get your hands on one of these books.  Mr. Chapman has written a number of versions of his original The 5 Love Languages including The 5 Love Languages of Singles, The 5 Love Languages of Children and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers.  These books will help you mature the many relationships you have in your life in a way that is truly meaningful.   These books will not only help you learn your own love language but also help you understand your spouse, child or teenager, friends and co-workers.  Don’t like to read, they come in e-books and audio editions too.

Below is a post that was on Facebook recently, it summarizes the 5 Love Languages and include do’s and don’ts.  While the chart is self-explanatory I still recommend getting a hold of a copy of whichever of the versions of The 5 Love Languages you are interested in and really getting into the reasoning and logic behind each love language.

I have read The 5 Love Languages and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers.  And while at times I still struggle to keep in mind the differences between myself and my husband and how we respond differently to the love languages, I have that knowledge as a resource and as a helpful reminder that we are all different and we all respond differently to affection, friendship, and emotional stimulus.

I hope that you will benefit as much as I have from The 5 Love Languages and would love to get your feedback.

Paula

*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!

Love Languages