Friday, February 8, 2013

Pay It Forward: Beauty is Not Perfect..Hop About It

As we celebrate the incredible work of our February non-profit, the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Educational Excellence, they've whipped up their own focus this month, "Seeing Beautiful in our Youth." It's a focus that is seminal in our community. As part of their focus, they invited young women enrolled in their Early College High School Project to share how they see beautiful in themselves and the world. The following reflection is brilliantly written by Mylecia Sims. We find ourselves reveling in great hope that our future holds so much thoughtfulness and beauty. Thank you, Mylecia for sharing such wisdom for others on seeing beautiful.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (by Mylecia Sims)
What I see is way past skin deep
Your laugh and smile tell me a story
Your selflessness and courage relay a message
Your determination and perspective lets me understand that
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Your skin is tanned with kisses from the sun
Your mistakes help you grow and mature
Your candidness and appreciation for life
Helps me understand that beauty is in the eye of its beholder.

Beauty Is...(by Mylecia Sims)

What is beauty? Is beauty the color of your skin, the way you style your hair, or the way you dress? Is there a common accepted definition of something that’s beauty and something that is not? Everyone has their own definition of beauty; what you find beautiful, I may not.  But the beauty within that is understanding and accepting differences. To me beauty is not defined by physical features. Beauty is born when you have someone who has the purest heart and the best intentions to help those around them. Not only can that person achieve all of their goals, but she can also inspire others to do so. She can be a role model and show that imperfections are a part of life and that beauty is not perfect. That is beauty.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Are you looking for a for a tangible reminder to see beautiful, or know someone who needs one? Check out our See Beautiful™ products (and feel good knowing a portion of proceeds from every purchase is donated to charity. This month 20% of all product sales will be donated to the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Educational Excellence. Click HERE to learn more.


  1. SUGAR: Golden WoofsFebruary 8, 2013 at 5:03 AM

    Great poems and good reminder of What is Beauty? Happy Seeing Beautiful Friday. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. The poems are of course beautiful. :)

  3. Lovely words from everyone...:)JP


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