Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Beauty from Within

Now that I have been writing a few posts about nutrition, I figured that it was about time to include another form of health, Mental/Spiritual.

Now, in talking about spiritual health, this does not necessarily mean going to Church or even praying (although that can be included as well).  Spiritual health is knowing who you are, what you want, your beliefs, taking care of your mind, and so much more.  I would like to advise evryone to take at least 5 miutes out of your day to sit down and calm your mind.  Try not to think abotu anything.  Meditate on any bad thoughts you might be having or any stressors in your life right now and just let them go/let them be as they are.  Nothing can be a burden to you if you don't let it.  Like my mom and grandma used to always tell me, "No one can get under your skin unless you let them".  You have the power to control your thoughts and your reactions to those thoughts.

It is important to believe in yourself anf be thankful for all the good things you have in your life.  Positive self-perception is one of the hardest things to teach because it can only be done by the individual.  In my opinion, beautiful people are those who are self-confident, have humility, and believe that they can make a difference by bettering themselves so that they can help other people.  It doesn't matter what other people think about your appearance.  It is amazing to me that no two people are exactly alike in this world.  We might have similar traits or personalities, but there is always something that makes us unique.  Grab onto those things and never let anyone take it from you.  You are who you are for a reason, embrace it and call it you.  Believe in yourself and know that you can do anything.  Beauty comes from within.

Luana ola!

Note:  This post came to my mind as I was reading the first story in An Amish Country Christmas .  It is an extremely good book that everyone should read with their family during the Holiday season!