Monday, February 7, 2011

Project 31: Celebrate Beauty

I was  going through my morning blogs that I subscribe to and this post titled Project 31: Celebrate Beauty really caught my attention.  She Breathes Deeply is blogging for 31 straight days and answering the questions below on the list; one each day.  The concept is based off of Proverbs 31.

I love this concept so much that I'm going to do the same.  :)


Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3.  Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5.  Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6.  Jaded beauty.  Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7.  Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8.  Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10.  What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11.  Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12.  Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13.  Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14.  Style 31.  Post an outfit pic!
Day 15.  Write to encourage a friend.  Inspire her beauty.
Day 16.  Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life.  Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17.  Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18.  Describe your personality.
Day 19.  Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20.  Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.  
Day 21.  Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22.  What are some needs that need to be met in your community?  Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23.  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?
Day 24.  What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25.  Style 31.  Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26.  What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27.  Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28.  Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29.  Write about "a day in the life of me."  (Pics are great!)
Day 30.  Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31.  Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!

Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you? 

I think our society screams, I mean really screams, and forces our brain to automatically think of beauty as the tall thin, flawless beauty that is always perfectly put together from her hair, to her outfit to her nails.  BUT I am very happy to share, that that's not what came to mind immediately to me when I read the question.  I immediately thought of inner beauty first.

So what does beauty mean to me?  I think it can be summed up in one word, Love.  If you're a loving person then you posses some amazing qualities that are truly beautiful. One of my favorite scriptures really sums is up; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7,13.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous;
love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly;
it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails...But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. 

Can you think of anything more beautiful than love?  It's one of those amazing things in life that is so complex but at the same time, it's so simple.  It's truly a breath taking feeling that anyone can posses. 

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