I am beautiful,
And so are you, my dear friend,
Inside and outside.
A smile we can share,
Family, friends and nature,
Common ties we have.
To learn and respect
Our differences, we can
Even more beauty make.
Christine Aguilera: Beautiful
Today I received a student paper from a nurse who is a single Mother of a sweet little three year old girl. The paper is beautiful, written from the heart and just a little late. Considering all this woman juggles, that is no big deal.
I got the following note, along with her paper:
I cannot explain how many tears I have had taking this class. It made me notice I have to focus on me and it made me realize how much resentment I have towards myself. Forgiving myself is one of the hardest things I have to do...thank you for helping me realize that. This was an AHA moment.
Thanks for everything. _____
We are all so beautiful in our fragility, our vulnerability and our possibility. I am grateful that I was able to remind this beautiful and strong young woman of her worth.
True beauty is natural, authentic and honorable. True beauty does the right thing, no matter what. True beauty radiates strength from within.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." (Maya Angelou)