The most beautiful people aren’t beautiful in their complexion alone. Often you’ll find their beauty is found in what and who they are and the way in which they carry themselves.
It’s not always those who are considered to be perfect who can hold ones interest, but it is those who have found perfection in their flaws. They don’t give up in the face of danger, fear or grief. They were taught never to leave a man behind and they fight for everything they believe. They are beautiful because they have seen pain, heart ache and loss. They are beautiful because they can still find beauty in others who have damaged them beyond repair. They are beautiful because they have hope, and they are heroes because they are still standing tall against the weight of all odds.
Next time you are jealous of someone, just stop to imagine what has made them this way. It’s not always the easiest path.
Sometimes even heroes need to have a rest, and sometimes they too need to fall. It doesn’t make them any less of a hero, it just makes them human. Beautifully human.
- Natalie Shaw
The way I see it, children have not yet lived or experienced and thus what they know is pure imagination. Everything is bright, new and exciting. There is no game left un-played, Barbie that cannot be dressed or dream they don’t believe to be real. With this in mind, we can learn a lot from the young. Where we are pushing ourselves to colour within the lines, we should be open to surprises. We should aspire to look at the world through their eyes, and notice that flaws are simply fragments of beauty. Sometimes they get shattered along the way and sometimes we feel like the world is against us. But if we can believe our dreams are real, then reality becomes merely a measure of the steps taken to get what we deserve. We will find that fantasy is a whole lot more intriguing, because in truth, that is where everything began. You may argue this is where monsters and dragons were born, but it is also here where we learn that these creatures can be beaten. If you can understand this, then in time, your world will become a whole lot more colorful, and you just might find that outside the lines is exactly where you always meant to be.
- Natalie Shaw