MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life
"You are beautiful"
It's a phrase that my mother uses a lot.
I used to wonder, "how in the world can mother call them
I am a logical, statistical man. I call things as I see them.
I didn't see beauty.
My mother would tell people this with an enthusiasm they
could feel. She was genuine. She wasn't telling them they
were beautiful to get something from them. Most of the
time, they were trying to get something from her.
I wondered for years what was wrong with Mother's
perception and vision. Couldn't she see that all of the people
she called beautiful, weren't beautiful?
You were beautiful only if you had a certain figure and face
that was classed as beautiful by the laws of the world and
glamour. Yet when my mother spoke people smiled as
though Glamour magazine had listed them as one of the
beautiful people of the year.
It took me years to finally understand my mother's vision
and the phrase, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". My
mother had a spirit that could see the beauty in a person.
Most only look on the outside and then compare what they
see with the standards the world has given them.
That was what I was doing.
Today when you leave your house, carefully look at the first
person that you see and notice how beautiful they are.
They may be balding, fat, wrinkled, pimply, or any of the
other things the world frowns upon as beauty.
Look at them closely and look for the beauty.
If you really look, you'll see it. I didn't believe that at first
until I tried it. Sure enough, as I stared and opened another
set of eyes I was able to see the beauty in every person. No
matter how rough or worn a person looked, each pain etched
line held a glimpse of beauty.
You just had to look for the beauty. It's there.
When you leave your home this morning, look hard at each
person. You will start to see a beauty of every human that
you didn't know existed. Trust me and try this.
If you sincerely look, you will see it.
When you get home after seeing the beauty in faces you see,
Look in the mirror.
You are beautiful.
A MountainWings Original
Laugh for the Day: TROUBLE REMEMBERING THINGS
An 80 year old couple were having problems remembering
things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked
out to make sure nothing was wrong with them.
When they arrived at the doctors, they explained to the
doctor about the problems they were having with their
memory. After checking the couple out, the doctor told them
that they were physically okay but might want to start
writing things down and make notes to help them remember
things. The couple thanked the doctor and left.
Later that night while watching TV, the man got up from his
chair and his wife asked, "Where are you going?"
He replied, "To the kitchen."
She asked, "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
He replied, "Sure."
She then asked him, "Don't you think you should write it
down so you can remember it?"
He said, "No, I can remember that."
She then said, "Well I would also like some strawberries on
top. You had better write that down because I know you'll
He said, "I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream
She replied, "Well I also would like whipped cream on top. I
know you will forget that so you better write it down."
With irritation in his voice, he said, "I don't need to write that
down! I can remember that." He then fumes into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes he returned from the kitchen and
handed her a plate of bacon and eggs. She stared at the plate
for a moment and said angrily:
"I TOLD you to write it down! You forgot my toast!"
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