The best-kept beauty secrets are often the obvious ones.
Love is a beauty secret; the best kind.
Being in love, showing and demonstrating love, fighting for love and thinking with love is what makes us beautiful both inside and out.
Love is so much more than a romantic notion; love is the emotion that makes us human, makes us humble and teaches us to be better versions of ourselves. If love doesn’t make us beautiful then I don’t know what does.
Is there anything lovelier than a woman in love? Is there anything more exhilarating than falling in love? I doubt it. Is there anything more painful than the falling out of love? Absolutely not. Yet we all experience these set backs and we sign up readily for more, time and again. That is the beauty of love; we have no finite quota.
Great beauty is never about appearance and personality alone. Great beauty comes from within and is only intensified with the capacity for love. The heart, the emotional centre, is the teacher and our guide. Our hearts steer us in all directions and without heart, without the ability to love, everything fades in beauty and ourselves included.
We learn about the beautiful by loving and we become beautiful by experiencing love.
All those clichés about “love” and there are many, are true; well maybe not all.
I never bought, “love means never having to say your sorry”. Love, means you absolutely must say sorry and more importantly know when to say it and to mean it. Love also means forgiveness should be a given but it doesn’t come without the apology.
For love to equate with beauty, to empower us with a sense of beauty, it must be genuine, considered and kind; tough love is different. It has its uses but not necessarily as a means to make us feel more beautiful in ourselves.
To give and receive love is a gift and I do believe love makes us not only feel beautiful but also look beautiful.
Love is a best kept beauty secret if ever there was one. xv
THE BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRETS
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