Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” – True. But every so often others get to see it too.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
1 Peter 3:4

Beauty can not remain skin deep. It has to go deeper or it won’t last. We all grow old and get wrinkled and weathered. But what shines then is the beauty from within.

I have just recently resurrected an old hobby of mine – Model Railroading. I have just built my first piece of rolling stock. It looked great – all shiny and new. Beautiful.

But then I weathered it. Now it has ‘character’.
Are you a person of ‘character’ or does the beauty remain only skin deep? I know what I like.

Note: This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn’t appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” was coined in the book, Molly Bawn, 1878 by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford.

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  1. I am glad to see you post again. I'm definitely weathered…heehee. Okay, definitely weathered on the OUTside, but I am still learning on the INside.

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