Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What Beauty Really Means

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

Wrinkles.

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.



11 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  5. Thank you for a great read!!!

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

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

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

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