Beauty (n) : the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit

So by definition beauty is, in fact, in the “eye of the beholder.”

Dear Ladies,

Ask yourself, what do I find beautiful? What do I find beautiful about myself? Why do I find these things beautiful?

If you’re basing your standard of beauty off of what society believes is beautiful, trust me, you’ll never win. Society can NOT make up its mind. One day big lips are in, the next day they’re out. One day straight hair is in, the next day it’s out. One day curves are in, the next day they’re out. You have to make up your mind to find yourself beautiful. Use makeup if and when you want. Paint your nails if and when you want. Change your hair if and when you want. Find yourself beautiful when your “hair is tied, chillin with no makeup on.” If you don’t, who will?

Check out this video and discussion about society changing standards. While I’m giving you links, I have to tell you that I am loving Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign (especially for my girls with curves and curls), so check that out too.

I urge you not to try to look like the girl in the magazine because the girl in magazine doesn’t even look like the girl in the magazine! Behold your own beauty, from the inside out. Find your personality beautiful, find your dreams beautiful, find your body beautiful, find your style beautiful.

What is beauty? Well, it’s in the eye of the beholder. Comment and tell me what you find beautiful about yourself, the world, your role model, or find something beautiful about that girl who gets picked on (even if it’s you) and tell them.

Today’s social media hashtag #beautifulbecauseisayso …make it a selfie, landscape, repost, or anything else that you find beautiful.