Monday, May 6, 2013

Finding Beauty

People magazine has come out with their new World's Most Beautiful People list and there is no surprise in their choice Gwyneth Paltrow. 

She is very tall, pale blonde and skinny, this alone is hard for the majority of people to achieve. But that is not what is the most disheartening what is; is our culture doesn't truly look for their natural beauty. Don't believe me check it out. 

See those pictures are so touched up that anyone would be able to win with a team touch up artists behind the scenes. How are we suppose to raise daughters in a society that believes true beauty is only achieved through airbrushing. 

It makes my heart heavy and overwhelmed to figure out how to fight this. How do I teach that true beauty is more than what our culture says it is?

I want my daughter to grow up with less (yes, less I have no idealistic thought of removing all of them) self-doubt than I had. I want her to understand how beautiful she truly is. 

And this post has no answers just a voice into the void we call the web. To hopefully make us think on how to answer. 

I will end with Mouse's favorite verse. 



And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin
Matthew 6:28

~ Cassi



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