Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – Sure.
But beauty is very much within.
Beauty secrets come in all types. The practical tips, tricks and products are essential to our beauty routines but the emotional and philosophical can be life changing.
Optimism is a beauty secret and pessimism is a killer.
I don’t even like writing, “pessimism” out loud for fear it might enter into my sub-conscious; let’s be overzealous, eager and enthusiastic than let negativity enter the thought processes.
I like the glass being half-full.
I want to think the best in all situations and I have to believe good will win over evil. Otherwise, what is the point? Yes, there are varying degrees of naivety and I am not suggesting childlike innocence as a solution in all scenarios, but we must remain optimistic.
Optimism about who we are and our future should be front of mind; pessimism only guarantees one outcome. Pessimism is worse than fear, both are paralyzing but at least fear can be overcome. A negative nature is a hard one to shake and alienates us from ourselves and others. Whoever wants to be around darkness and gloom? Do we ever feel willingly excited to be with people who see nothing but the worst?
Starting the day with an optimistic outlook pretty much ensures the day will work out that way. It’s like a secret driving force to help us navigate all we must.
How is optimism a beauty secret?
Beauty is about attraction and we are smitten, intrigued and beguiled by beauty. We all want to feel and be considered beautiful and I don’t think any of us would consider “looks” as the answer or the benchmark for feeling beautiful. Who doesn’t love, Beauty and the Beast? We have adored this particular tale where beauty shines from within and love triumphs over all. The Beast must have been the very definition of optimism.
Optimism, like self-confidence, makes others feel good about themselves and believe in them. What can be more beautiful? I refuse to surround myself with negativity, I won’t tolerate it as it is infectious and not in a good way. Pessimism has a way of transferring self-doubt, of second-guessing and making what we believe to be true seem lesser. Not good. Our self-confidence is everything and our most valuable asset.
Being around those who see the glass half-full rubs off. Shoulders drop and the smiles brighten; there becomes a solution for everything and hope takes its rightful place rather than impossibility and despondency.
Wish I could bottle it. xv
Pink Makes Me Feel Very Optimistic
images, antonio gutierrez pereira and david seidner