The ugly duckling does not become a beautiful swan

What makes you beautiful is thinking you’re beautiful. If you think about it, we are always seeing things and reading articles about how we should see ourselves in a good way (Although sometimes I still wish old fashioned bitching about myself wasn’t a crime, or even an excuse for a compliment) Somedays I wake up feeling ugly, and thats okay because it doesn’t mean I’m not beautiful.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. They have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.


In Hindsight

Have you ever wondered what makes a moment so perfect? I see it in movies and i’ve always criticised my life for not being directed by John Hughes. Instead I have a image captured of how great things should play out and maybe thats the problem. What happens when something so unexpected turns out to be perfect by itself. Do you appreciate what it is and keep it that way? Or do you do something about it and could evidentially be that something you were looking for all along. That perfect moment that could change everything so fast, do we slow down?
If the moment has already been embraced, what’s next?
There’s always a time in someones life that marks an occasion and the wonderful thing is, we get to choose what to do with it but sometimes it’s a curve ball which has us wonder what the right thing is for ourselves and I’m starting to think it’s okay to be indecisive. Taking things one step at a time. We don’t need the answers all at once. I’ve come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of a successful life, then some would say I’m a failure.
The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments and recognise that every day won’t be sunny. The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.