"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate."Sonnet XVIII, William Shakespeare (1564-1616)What is really being beautiful?Watch these women:1. AgnesShe had a pure and lovely character.
She understood men.
She had inner happiness.
She was a capable housekeeper.She was too independent.
She lacked the girlish childlike trusting qualities.
She lacked the tender fascinating little way that stirs a mans heart.2. DoraShe had an enchanting manner.
She was childlike, girlish, trusting.
She had tender little ways.
She was radiantly happy.
She was bright -eyed.
She was dependent.She was a poor homemaker.
She lacked character.
She did not understand men.The qualities above were rated by some men on their wives and friends.Beauty is a real mystery. Many artists can say something about this, and men can make their list about women.Yet people have their own ways of seeing things. They have their own preferences. Many say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some though, rate beauty, if they join contests like: the beauty pageant, most beautiful body, fashion shows, poetry contests, cleanest places, most sumptuous dish, and more. Yet, ratings can be subjective and some standards are given by judges on that spot.Charm (and physical beauty) comes and only appreciated in a matter of seconds and minutes according to studies. Soon everyone gets old and leave the youthful qualities. Will you still crave for this kind of beauty?Everybody needs to be beautiful. Beauty is personal hygiene, too. Therefore, to be clean is to be beautiful. It gives you an air of confidence.Now, how about being beautiful inside? I mean: your heart. Is it beautiful?What is the beauty that comes from within? Some attest it never fades. Many say it lasts for years and even after death. The frailties and unsymmetric physical self will wilt, but true inner beauty will grow and give light.How do you find beauty in everything?There is beauty in everything and in everyone. No creation of God is ugly. It's like seeing a problem. Look at it on the positive side. Look at what is beautiful and uncommon in others. Each of us is unique and special.When someone says "Your eyes are beautiful, your dress is beautiful, your office is beautiful," give thanks. We are all part of one body.At work - try to stare at people at work. "People look so beautiful when they work, share their talents, and serve others."How do you find beauty in everything?Remember the lines from a poem that says "God made all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small."You are beautiful, I thank God for you.Rose flores martinez