Image Isn't Everything

     I wish people in pictures sounded as good as they presented themselves in those pictures. 

     Let me explain that: It's always the best that we want people to see in us. And in pictures, nowadays, we strike the pose of smiling even if we were just in an argument with the our own thoughts or circumstances, seconds prior to the picture snapping.

     But perhaps the best in us according to our own eyesight is not as it seems or as strong as we'd like it to be. What if people see the beauty and strength in us, in other ways? I reckon that this is more true than not.

     When we look at a picture of ourselves, we tend to zone in on the area of perceived deficiency or lack of uniformity with the present day's standard of beauty. But I propose, that you look at yourself in the mirror at least once a day, and proclaim beauty and handsomeness to every area of who you are.

     It's incredibly important for you to already know the beauty and light that shines within you before anyone else, including yourself, tries to snuff it out, or puts limitations on it.

     The smile in your pictures shouldn't merely be an image or a facade of happiness, but instead, it should be a confirmation of the delight that you see in yourself and in others. 

Wisdom's Knocking:

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.