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Since the rise in social media and filters, it’s easy to get caught up in how beautiful someone looks on the outside.  We tend to compare ourselves and have unrealistic expectations for ourselves and others.  It’s not really fair for anyone and since we’re all about beauty inside and out this week we wanted to get some discussion going on what it means to be beautiful on the inside.  Obviously, we all have different ideas of what beautiful on the outside means but what about the inside?  Typically there are some really consistent things/characteristics that many of us can agree makes someone beautiful on the inside.

We did a bit of research on this topic to discover what some experts and research has found that many people agree on in terms of inner beauty.  In our search, we found out that confidence plays a major role in having a pretty heart, pretty mind, and pretty soul.  If you think of the most beautiful people you know (inner and outer beauty), it’s likely that they’re incredibly confident in who they are as individuals.  While it’s so much easier to say you should be confident than actually feel it, it’s definitely something that the most beautiful people have in common.  It’s not about a feeling of thinking they’re better than anyone, but simply being content and happy within their own skin.  Which leads us to the next common trait that we found in our research that many people agree on in terms of beauty…saying goodbye to competition.  Let’s face it, it’s easy and almost encouraged in our society to compete with one another.  This is especially true for women.  But why compete with one another when we can support and uplift?  That’s something that really does bring so much beauty to the world.  When we bring more beauty to the world ourselves, through supporting others and constantly being positive it, in turn, makes you more beautiful.

Have you ever noticed how much negativity and hate surrounds us when we begin to let the competitiveness take over?  It can be pretty difficult.  These types of traits really are what beauty is all about…being a beautiful soul yourself and spreading the beauty throughout the world.  There’s so much negativity in the world, it’s always so refreshing and inspiring when you meet someone who is constantly radiating beauty.  We think it’s time for us all to start to focus less on the outer beauty of what makes someone who they are, and instead start to focus on their inner beauty.  We know, we know we all hear this all the time … but really think about how much different our lives and the world would be if we all spent more time enhancing our INNER beauty.  You know when you meet someone who is so beautiful on the inside you’re just constantly drawn to them, we need more of that in the world.  And you know what they say if you can’t find it, why not be it yourself?

What do you think it means to be beautiful?

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