Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What Beauty Really Means

I don't know why I've had this on my mind a lot.


To me, there is nothing more beautiful then wrinkles of someone who has traveled miles full of love.

Exhibit A:

I don't know why society makes everyone have such a negative view on wrinkles or even scars. Both have stories to tell.

I love the quote by Marjorie Pay Hinckley:

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.

I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.

I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick
neighbors children.

I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.

I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder.

I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

I couldn't have said it better myself. I absolutely love that quote and I hope when I get older I'll be proud of the wrinkles, scars, and miles of love that I hope to have traveled within my life.  To me that is what beauty really means.


  1. Beautiful quote by sister hinckely! I couldn't agree more! And I think wrinkles are beautiful!!!

  2. I've heard it said in various ways that your beauty lies in your imperfection. Your wrinkles are what tells your story of the years of life you've lived. I also think think they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. She's so beautiful, from her wrinkles that knowing glint in her eyes. That's my favorite quote from Sister Hinckley, thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautifully written! Such a great quote as well!

  5. Thank you for a great read!!!

  6. What a great view on wrinkles, it's refreshing and I hope it catches on!

  7. Thank you for sharing this. It really helps other people!

  8. Love this post so much! Thank you for sharing!