I was in a lingerie shop the other day and while trying on lacy undergarments, I heard this conversation from the next changing room;
4 (ish) year old girl: “Mum, you are soooooo beautiful”
Mum: “Awww I will be when I lose some weight”
Girl: “But Mum, you are beautiful now”
Mum: “I think mummy needs to go back to the gym”
Girl (pleading): “But you’re beautiful now!”
Mum: “Do you think so? I am beautiful sometimes I think”
It broke my heart.
I wanted to cry. I wanted to tell that little girl she is so, so right; I wanted tell her Mum that. I wanted so much for the woman realize that her daughters words echo the whispers of her spirit, her soul.
I truly believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience
I believe that we come from spirit and will one day return there. I believe that spirit by its very nature is love, is kindness, is beautiful. You are part of that spirit.
I am grateful for that pre-schooler for reminding of this, and I wanted to remind you too.
By the nature of your very being,
You are beautiful,
You are beautiful now.
photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilcrabbygal/384323992/