Every day we have a choice. We can let others dictate the way we see beautiful in ourselves and the world or we can see the beauty we inherently possess, do something to help someone else, make a person smile, lend a helping hand, change someone's world. We're committed to making this world a better place.


The purpose of this blog is to invite readers to see beautiful. See Beautiful is a lifestyle brand that creates more beautiful in the world by giving back to you.


See beautiful in yourself. See beautiful in others. Create more beautiful in the world.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

To See Beautiful in the "eARTh" Scarf

http://www.seebeautiful.com/earth-scarf-bundle.html

How our See Beautiful "eARTh" Scarf can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
When you purchase a See Beautiful COLORS scarf you give women an opportunity to become more empowered to fight injustice and grow their ability to recover, succeed and grow more beautiful in the world.  One employee reflected on her opportunity to create these scarves for others that, "Working with y'all is God's way of showing me that instead of destroying things with my hands, I can create beautiful things." Your purchase provides another with the opportunity to see beautiful in places they didn't think it existed. What a wonderful reminder to see beautiful as you wear, or give, one of our See Beautiful scarfs. These scarves are truly pieces of art, reminding us all that when it comes to seeing beautiful on this earth, "earth" without "ART" is really just eh.

Our See Beautiful "eARTh" Scarf Story (Even More Important): In addition to being 100% organic, our scarves are handmade by woman in Atlanta, Georgia who are rehabilitating from domestic abuse, drug addiction and homelessness. COLORS, the amazing company who provides our See Beautiful scarves for us, empowers women who are marginalized to lead a more beautiful life by teaching them healthy, creative and sustainability lifeskills and providing employment using those skills.


See Beautiful "eARTh" Scarf Specifications (Important):Color: Hues of earth tones adorn this beautiful scarf bundle; in this order you will receive 5 COLORS Scarfs to wear together as a group, or you can pick and choose to wear one or two or three or...you get the picture. Variety is the spice of life.
Size: One Size Fits All

Fabric:
100% Organic cotton. Grown, spun and dyed in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard, Certified by Institute for Marketecology Switzerland.


Get your See Beautiful Survivor Scarf HERE.
*This week only, select the giving initiative of your choice at checkout and we'll donate $5 of the purchase price to your designated See Beautiful beneficiary!
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To See Beautiful in the SURVIVOR Scarf

http://www.seebeautiful.com/survivor-scarf-bundle.html
 
How our See Beautiful SURVIVOR Scarf can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
When you purchase a See Beautiful COLORS scarf you give women an opportunity to become more empowered to fight injustice and grow their ability to recover, succeed and grow more beautiful in the world.  One employee reflected on her opportunity to create these scarves for others that, "Working with y'all is God's way of showing me that instead of destroying things with my hands, I can create beautiful things." Your purchase provides another with the opportunity to see beautiful in places they didn't think it existed. What a wonderful reminder to see beautiful as you wear, or give, one of our See Beautiful scarfs. The women who make these are truly survivors. Perhaps you are too?

Our See Beautiful SURVIVOR Scarf Story (Even More Important): In addition to being 100% organic, our scarves are handmade by woman in Atlanta, Georgia who are rehabilitating from domestic abuse, drug addiction and homelessness. COLORS, the amazing company who provides our See Beautiful scarves for us, empowers women who are marginalized to lead a more beautiful life by teaching them healthy, creative and sustainability lifeskills and providing employment using those skills.


See Beautiful SURVIVOR Scarf Specifications (Important):Color: Hues of bright pinks adorn this beautiful scarf bundle; in this order you will receive 5 COLORS Scarfs to wear together as a group, or you can pick and choose to wear one or two or three or...you get the picture. Variety is the spice of life.
Size: One Size Fits All

Fabric:
100% Organic cotton. Grown, spun and dyed in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard, Certified by Institute for Marketecology Switzerland.

Get your See Beautiful Survivor Scarf HERE.
*This week only, select the giving initiative of your choice at checkout and we'll donate $5 of the purchase price to your designated See Beautiful beneficiary!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For Everything There Is a Season

Seasons come and seasons go, but for everything there is a season, and every matter is contained under heaven. See beautiful in healing, building, laughing, dancing, embracing, mending, love, and peace. To find beautiful in everything that doesn't seem beautiful, death, loss, weeping, mourning, can be tough. Perhaps it feels impossible. Give it another season. For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.


Friday, October 31, 2014

TREAT

TREAT your mind: Take a few minutes to sit back, take deep breaths and think about things that make you smile;

TREAT your heart: Instead of candy, grab something deliciously healthy to devour (well, you can eat candy too. It's good).;

TREAT your soul: Warm a cup of tea and enjoy wrapping your hands around the cup. Feel the warmth;

TREAT your ears: Listen to your favorite song and sit back and be present (we love Sara Swenson's O' My Babies if you're in need of a new song);

TREAT your hands: Hold onto that favorite hand or paw or blanket and take a moment to give thanks for the time you have to do so;

TREAT your nose: Fill your home with the smells of the season. Heat some orange peels, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg over simmering water on the stove;

TREAT yourself: When you purchase anything from See Beautiful today we will include an additional See Beautiful aluminum cuff as our gift to you (limit 10 per person). 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Homegrown Beauty

See Beautiful in homegrown roses and the amazing community of people seeing beautiful who share reflections and images like this...

"We planted two rose bushes in front of our house back in the spring. We weren't sure how they would do because we've had bad luck getting stuff to grow well in the clay and rocks near our house. But, here it is end of October and the bushes are still full of beautiful roses! I picked these after church today and took my See Beautiful cuff off to add it in to the picture for you. I know that it is easy to see beautiful in the beautiful things, but I am really thankful for those beautiful things that are not necessary but grace our lives and make the difficult more palatable."



I am reminded of the quote by Saint John of Avila who wrote, "One act of thanksgiving, when things go wrong with us, is worth a thousand thanks when things are agreeable to our inclinations."

When your world spins perfectly on its axis and all is right, sharing thanks and giving are natural extensions of your left and right hands. It is when your world is upside down and the spinning ceases to exist (or is in warp mode) that giving thanks, or even finding thanks, is the hardest. When you can step back and see the bigger picture, or perhaps zoom in and see the tiniest sliver, of the beauty and the gift of that moment, an act of thanksgiving can be life changing and life giving. Seeing beautiful when it's obvious is a wonderful thing to experience. Seeing beautiful when it feels impossible can be life changing.

Friday, October 24, 2014

What You Believe About Your Body

"...How do these voices telling us that we are supposed to hate our bodies affect our notions of how we care for the sick, disabled, elderly, children, mothers, soldiers, workers, immigrants, men and women? What we believe about our bodies affects how we treat other bodies, and how we treat each other's bodies is how we treat each other..." (What the dying really regret, CNN)


Read the full article HERE. Reflect on the statement above for a moment. What you believe about your body directly impacts how you treat every body. Everybody. Every one.  When you judge your own looks, you by default judge others. Stop the judging. Embrace the beautiful. 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One Stitch Closer

What will you design today that fills an actual need? What will you do today to create more beautiful in the world? It doesn't have to be coats or jobs or meals or homes. It can be smiles and hugs and generosity and laughter. Even the smallest act of care for another person is like a drop of water; it will make ripples throughout the pond.

Care. Be a drop of water. Create beautiful. 

Listen to the needs of others around you. Act. See beautiful.

Need inspiration? Watch Veronika Scott, CEO and Founder of the Empowerment Plan


Want a simple, yet amazing way to fill a need today? Check out the See Beautiful Giving Initiatives that help everyday people just like you and me. Make some ripples.