knowing my beauty

I closed my eyes last night, and I thought about what I like best.  Not of the world, or of my life.  Simply of myself.  I’m indulging in asseessing what I love most, just about me. Tonight, I’m loving me. I love my eyes, that hold a secret. My hair, soft, full, and rich. And I love so, so much more…

I love that I can love anyone, male or female, classically beautiful, quirky and unusual. 

I love that I can love many and nobody (that I care about) will tell me that I can’t. My only restrictions in making a connection with a person are if they fail to meet my standards on intelligence (not limited to any one kind of intelligence), kindness, and openness.

I love that I am someone with whom others feel a strong urge to be honest and forthcoming.

I met a friend, just the other day, who told me that she’s honored that I opened up to her so quickly. “I was only returning the favor,” I said, “You dropped all pretenses with me straightaway.” “So I did,” she responded, “I guess I didn’t think about that.”

I love that I’m still a child at heart.

I’ve been told that I am “kind of an adult and kind of a kid,” and I am quite proud of that. I do realize I need to grow up a little and be a little more adult some days– but at least I haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be a kid and I think kids appreciate that. Which makes me a natural caregiver.

I love that I’m not scared to take on challenges or push myself beyond my comfort zone.

To fail. To be silly. Because I’m so much more than I would be otherwise, because of the times I’ve allowed myself to be vulnerable. Just taking off on an adventure is half the battle.

I love being me. 

I am so grateful that I am who I am.  I know that I am lucky to be such a perfect fit with the person that is me.  

Tonight, I am grateful.    

If nobody has ever stood you in front of a mirror, describing every tiny bit of you that is beautiful, do that for yourself. Please. Indulge yourself in recognizing your own beauty.

Because tonight I recognize it in myself. I am, indeed, beautiful.

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