Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; is one of the truest statements ever made.
Beauty is far deeper than outward appearances. Beauty is the heart, mind, and soul of a person. The compassion, love, caring, actions and understanding that makes a person beautiful.
The outward appearance is but a pretty shell that changes with time, but inner beauty lasts a lifetime. When one sees this inner beauty in a person and in their own self; it is then that one’s appreciation of true beauty shines.
Love yourself and others for the real beauty. Find the beauty in yourself. Find the beauty in everyone you meet. Find the beauty in the world.
1 Peter 3:4 NIV Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
There is always the one piece of fruit that can spoil all the rest.
It is usually the fruit at the bottom of the bowl, not seen, that ruins the rest of the good fruit. It must be removed before any other damage is done to the remaining good fruit.
People are much like fruit; one toxic person or thing can ruin so many around them. It is up to us to remove the toxic from our lives; so that we have a happy and healthy life that leads to a positive influence on others around us.
Matthew 7:18 NIV A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Galatians 5:22 NIV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Practice is used in everything in life. It is said that practice makes perfect.
Though it may or may not make things perfect, it does make things and us far better in so many ways.
Practice is not just reserved for sports, athletics, musical instruments, singing, and so on. Practicing having a good mental attitude, being polite, helping others, praising all, respecting people, encouragement, self-improvement, and the list goes on.
Practice being the best that you can possibly be, doing the best in everything you do, and treating others the best that you can is the best practice that you could ever do.
Practice makes us as perfect as we possibly can be; if we are only willing to do it.
Romans 12:13 NIV Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Acceptance is a characteristic that all desire at some point in their lives. That feeling of approval that provides a sense of belonging.
Accepting someone for who they are, not for what they should be, or have; seeing the person for their physical being, their hearts and minds, their true inner self, and embracing them without expectations or judgement. Loving and caring for them, for their good sides and bad, their past and present lives, and supporting them no matter what, so that they may see and feel a true acceptance in life.
Being accepted without fear of judgment, condemnation, malice, failure and the sense of not measuring up can and will change a persons life.
Love and accept everyone as you would want them to do for you with an understanding, nurturing, kind heart and open mind.
Philippians 4:5 NIV Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Restoration is the act of returning something to its former or like new condition.
Many people restore antiques, furniture, vehicles, homes, and the list goes on. Some do it for a living, and some do it for the simple pleasure, the experience of it, and that rewarding feeling of seeing something that is old, neglected, or broken and returning it to its original or former condition.
We humans are just like all of those other things. Our bodies change, our health, and, most importantly, our mindset. Some will have surgery done for the cosmetic parts and some will have surgery to replace broken parts such as hips or knees, but the mental part is the hardest. Counselors, Phycologists, and others can help in the process, but our own mindset, faith and determination are the answer.
Restoring our minds is an essential need for a healthy life. Removing negative thoughts, actions, anger, bitterness and the negative mindset is essential. Replacing it with positive thoughts, filling it with love, compassion, forgiveness and happiness is what is needed to cleanse the mind.
Cleanse the mind daily, multiple times and as long as needed. Take time to release the pressures of work, events, and the stresses of the day to rejuvenate and restore it to the beautiful mind that it is.
Isaiah 26:3 NIV You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.