Beauty is defined as a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
When I look into the mirror, I see fine lines, a strand of grey hair, few black spots.
Signs of ageing!
Is it pleasing to the sight?
Might be for some, as they may associate it with a sign of maturity.
Until a year ago, I didn’t give a thought to this too. I didn’t care about the black spots or fine lines or thinning of hair. But now I do. Because when I look into the mirror I want to feel beautiful.
I know one might contest my thoughts and argue that ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder ‘or one should not care about looks, beauty is how you are as a person, appearances change with time, attitude matters. But I would like to assert that I do know I am a beautiful person. People compliment me for my looks. People also compliment me that I am a genuine person. They say I am wise, helpful and honest. I know that. My values and ethics are important to me. And that sums up that I am a beautiful person.
However, since I have never really bothered about how I look during my teens or in my 20’s, I want to nurture it now that I am in my late 30’s and approaching Midlife. I want to take care of my skin, my hair. I want to feel beautiful inside -out. I want to invest my time and money on beauty.
I might want to buy the anti-ageing creams and the masks. I want to watch the you-tube videos on how to take care of your skin using natural products. I want to do all that and more. And I want to invest my time in feeling beautiful from within too. That’s what beauty means to me now.
This quote by Salma Hayek sums it up for me beautifully,
“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves”.
I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z, #AtoZchallenge. Read my post-A Is For Ambition too.