Issue 1014

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


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 
forget that."

He said, "I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream 
with strawberries."

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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