Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What Makes You Beautiful

Since our post before this is about being both smart and beautiful, we want to delve more about this topic. Of course, we can't resist thinking about ourselves compared to others. Like, do people see us as beautiful? Are we not? Do some people think we're ugly? We can't really avoid that! People have their own definitions of beauty! So what is Beauty? 

Nowadays people only judge the outer appearance to tell if that person is beautiful or not, but that is actually only a shallow interpretation of what true beauty is. A beautiful person is someone who is compassionate, kind, caring, and, more importantly, selfless. They always encourage and never bring other people down. Sometimes we just forget to notice and appreciate all the beautiful things about ourselves! You're beautiful in your own way! And even if someone perfectly matches your ideal of physical perfection, their looks will eventually fade. What will remain are the qualities, passions, and habits we nurture. That's what makes us beautiful — and believe that there is something beautiful in everyone!

Here are some ways you can feel really beautiful inside, which will make you beautiful outside too!

1. Smile

You know what they say... You're never fully dressed without a smile! Always remember that smiling can brighten up someone's day as well as yours. It helps you feel beautiful in some way!

2. Listen to the people around you

Forget about yourself for a minute. Listening is a form of respect. It is a way of showing others you are interested in what they have to say and that you want to be there for them. Even if there's nothing you can get out of it, listen. Because at the end of the day, you know in your heart that you've managed to help others without any expectation.

3. Help others

Make a sacrifice for the benefit of others. If you've been watching Miss Universe, you know the girls who enter the pageant are there not because they want to show off their outer beauty. They are there because they want to be the voice, the ones who will help change the world. They are not there for themselves. They are there for others.

4. Stick to your values

If you believe in something in the core of who you are, stick to it. Never let your guard down. It always helps if you have family and friends by your side to remind you of this.

5. Make your failures as a stepping stone to your success

We learn from our mistakes. Making mistakes does not mean you should stop what you're doing! It's more of a motivation to continue doing what you love. Because we know you're in to create beauty! See the progress you make, because practice makes progress!

6. Be humble

Always. When people tell you nice things about you, say thank you. Don't ever take that as something that you can boast about. Don't ever show you are better than anybody else. "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." - C.S. Lewis

7. Love yourself

But in thinking of yourself less, we don't mean loving yourself less. It just means that you should feel beautiful even if you think of yourself less. You will learn to love yourself more by not focusing on just you.

Hope you like this post! Know you're beautiful! 

Much love,
Candis & Daphne

On Candis: Plains & Prints top, Sammydress skirt & hat, Mockberg watch, Strut heels
On Daphne: Sammydress top, Zara skirt, Factorie hat, Mockberg watch, Charles & Keith heels