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  • Writer's pictureAndi Dela Torre Griffiths

Beyond the Physical

Is looking good on the outside enough to consider oneself as beautiful? In a society that highly values beauty and physical appearance, it sure is important to keep ourselves presentable at all times. You know what they say about first impressions, they matter, most especially in everyday dealings and important negotiations.

However, it's important to remember that physical beauty alone does not make a woman beautiful, just like how a nice book cover doesn't guarantee a good story. Sure, it's fun to put some makeup on or play dress up, but it would be better if we also look inwards and check our inner selves from time to time; find out how we can improve, and learn how we can be better individuals.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. – Kahlil Gibran.

As women, it is our duty not only to keep ourselves presentable but to work on our hearts and minds as well. That way, we can make meaningful contributions to our families, partners, friends, and communities. After all, life is about bringing value to others (not just to ourselves).

The reason why I'm writing this right now is because I suddenly remembered encountering someone who took so much pride with her looks that she felt she had the right to be mean (to everyone, in general). But you see, physical beauty can only make you attractive (and can only last) for a certain period of time. If you do not have anything else to offer aside from your looks or your body, people will definitely take notice and might see you as just another pretty face, lacking in substance and character. Stay pretty, stay smart, and stay nice. 🌹 That would be all for today I guess. Thanks for reading this post! Feel free to send a message if you feel like sharing something.

Some relevant quotes:

“Make sure your soul is as beautiful as you want your outer self to be” 🌷 “No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart” 🌷 ♥ Andi

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