Ripples v9.29: Beautiful Self!
7/16/07: a free weekly splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
You are beautiful if you have the ability to believe in yourself.
-source unknown, submitted by Danielle A., Oshkosh WI
Let the beauty that you love be what you do.
-Rumi, submitted by Jessica K from Portland, OR
Be gentle to yourself,
learn to love yourself,
to forgive yourself,
for only as we have
the right attitudes
can we have
the right attitude
-Wilfred Peterson, submitted by Cathy S., West Bend WI.
Most of us find it easy to visit a museum or a park and delight in the magnificent views and yet we struggle to find beauty when we look in the mirror. If only we could see ourselves the way our grandparents or close friends see us! Perhaps tomorrow while wrapping up your bathroom ritual, you can take 15 seconds to look in the mirror and notice the remarkable artwork and natural splendor that is your BEAUTIFUL SELF!
p.s. Speaking of close friends, I will be spending next weekend visiting with my grad school buddies so I plan to have next week’s issue queued up to go out automatically just in case I have travel challenges! I apologize for any potential problems as the auto-schedule feature has not worked flawlessly in the past!