Monday, December 22, 2008

Beauty Is You

What is beauty?

It is not a dress size.
It cannot be bottled and sold.
Beauty is not a label.
It is not a word reserved for the perfect.
It is not flawless skin.
It is not perfect coiffures and perky breasts.
Beauty is not grace.
It is not lengthy legs
or hourglass figures.
Beauty is not full, pouty lips.
It is not what you see in glamour magazines.
Beauty is not something to be achieved.
It is not something to be coveted.
It is not at all what you think it is.
Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is weathered hands from doing laundry.
It is the uneven proportions of the common woman.
It is ivory, ebony and every color in between.
Beauty is the sweat beaded brow from childbirth.
It is the tears of pain and joy that fall from loving eyes.
It is the lines etched from a mother's worry.

Beauty is truth.
Beauty is courage.
Beauty is compassion and generosity.
It is plump, it is thin.
It is tall, it is short.
It is what stares back at us in the mirror,
longing to be recognized.
Beauty is real.
Beauty is you.
Beauty is in the eye of she who chooses to see it in herself.


  1. I hope more woman can realize that this is true! Love the look of the new site.

  2. So beautiful Kadi!! I hope this site can inspire more women to appreciate the beauty we all hold!

  3. Very beautiful Kadi, I need to pay attention to that!!! Great site too :)

  4. That was beautiful. And the layout is gorgeous! Keep it up :-)

  5. Amen sister!! I am excited about this blog and it future!! It is really going to be a great thing girls!!

  6. You guys, are beautiful, this blog is beautiful and the idea is beautiful. Can't wait to see more!!!