Beauty is like sunshine. It can show up in many ways, yet is always there even behind the heaviest cloud cover. Sometimes it shimmers through water casting sparkles and gleaming happiness. Other times it peaks through the leaves in little streams of beauty illuminating only certain aspects of our path. Sometimes beauty is so bright it is nearly blinding while other times it is more subtle, shifting in new ways. Just as there are infinite ways the sun can bless us with light, so are there infinite forms of beauty within us that can show through for the world. We do not cast the same light each day. We are ever shifting and with that our true beauty does too; never less or more just in varying forms. Today I am grateful for my beauty in all its forms. I'm grateful for the beauty that is subtle and quiet as I wake. I'm grateful for the beauty that shines bright and hot when I am feeling so in love. I'm grateful even for the beauty that glimmers through tears because each of these faces is genuine and my own. I'm grateful to embrace my beauty in all its forms. I'm grateful to release any judgments about appearance and know I was created in my perfect form for the life I would live. I'm grateful that today is a day of smiles, happiness, and love. I'm grateful for all the people I will get to share this day with and I'm grateful for the ways their beauty will shine, mixing with mine to create the light of this day. Which form is your beauty taking today? Have you honored your own perfection? May your day be blessed with the beauty that comes from a heart overflowing in love and may you know, not only how beautiful you really are, but also how loved.
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.