Instead, embrace them both.
We live in a brutal world. It does not need any help from us to be brutal. But it does need our help, at least the human world does, to be beautiful.
Do your best.
I am not one who believes outer beauty doesn’t matter. I think if have an outside, then it matters. BUT it will NOT matter if the inside doesn’t match up or surpass the outside. For male or female, all the natural good looks, all the makeup and bronzer and days at the gym will not compensate for a lack of grace.
Grace to me is the one word explanation of inner character when relating to other people. It means you assume the best of people, you give them the benefit of the doubt, you have sincere interest in them and look for ways to help and care for them. You don’t take things too personally, even if it is meant that way. You can laugh at yourself and do that more than you laugh at others.
For beauty to be complete it needs to reside in both the inside and outside. I am not talking about a stereotyped outside beauty, I am talking about a unique and individual beauty, whether it is in the shape of a newborn or an wise elder. Neither am I talking about a cliche inner beauty. Inside there is even more room for uniqueness and individuality to bring forth beauty that no one else possesses.
That combination brings about the beauty that captivates.
Not only do I agree in this hope, I also hope that people will find that it is not shallow and is not
trite. That the value of one’s life goes up when you are deliberate about these things. That you
work to understand and develop art and dance and singing and appreciation of beauty in the
myriad ways it can be experienced.
Grace is a manifestation of manners and of concern. You draw attention away from yourself,
you don’t overreact, you don’t fly off the handle. You assume the best of people and, while not
quite ignoring the worst, at least you downplay it and don’t feed it with your own reaction.
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I started drawing the napkins for my daughters in the hopes that they would be stimulated in their minds and hearts to think deeply and well about a range of topics. Now that I draw them for everyone else as well I hope the same.
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