What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?

What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?

I ask myself this every time I see a model posing on a billboard in an expensive dress. I look at her and notice her long flowing hair and bold makeup. It was once a question that haunted me because I could never figure out the answer.

I’d seen happy couples that included women that looked nothing like the mainstream media standard and I realized one day what the meaning of beauty really was, or at least seemed to be: CONFIDENCE.

It’s not about what you look like to others on a billboard. It’s about accepting who you are as a person both inside and out.

The meaning of beauty is about internal acceptance of who you and embracing what makes you unique. It’s about taking the time to truly get to know yourself, what your strengths and weaknesses are as a person and improving what you’re not happy with.

Beauty isn’t just about you. It’s also about being able to see the good in the landscapes of this world and the other people you share it with.

Confidence is beauty and confidence is built by knowing who you truly are and forgetting what everyone expects you to be. Becoming comfortable with yourself and accepting the things you can’t change. It’s about understanding that you should never give up without a fight.

I have trouble with this even though I know what I need to do in my life to build that confidence and find my own beauty.  I can tell you it isn’t easy, but I can also tell you I’m a fighter.

I hope to one day be able to look in the mirror and see a beautiful goddess. I hope to one day not worry about competing with those around me. I was once confident and it hurts to know that feeling because I miss it everyday.

The road to a beautiful Me is one I am anxious to take. I don’t want a map, just my best hiking shoes and the right mindset. I don’t know what new things I’ll learn about myself.

I’m bound to find both good and bad, but as far as I’m concerned, if I am still breathing now, finding myself is something I will be able to handle. I will learn to embrace me. I will find the confident beauty I remember from so many years ago. I will survive.

What Does Beauty Mean To You?

I’d like to know what beauty means to you. Leave your comment below and share your thoughts!

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1 Comment

  • Steve Morris May 7, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    I agree. Confidence goes a long way. You don’t have to be brash and over-confident. Shy and demure is beautiful too!

    • Shalaria LeNoir May 7, 2017 at 7:02 PM

      Oh I’m definitely not going for brash or over-confident, I’m just trying to get back to that place of contentment I once had before dealing with a few bad relationships. I’ve always been modest in when I was confident and felt beautiful.


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