I know, you are probably asking yourself... where in the world did she come up with the title for this posting and what is going through her muddled mind? I just was listening to my Ipod on shuffle, which I do a lot when I'm creating, and the song from James Blunt came on... and I started thinking. Frightening, no? How many of us are told that we are beautiful on a regular basis?
Over the years my idea of beauty has changed drastically. I'm sure yours has as well, how has it changed? Can you remember the first person you thought was beautiful? Why? What made them beautiful? Mine was my mother, when I was a little girl I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world. As I got older... I still thought that... though I admit, I admired actresses, singers, and models as well. But my mother has always been beautiful to me, not because she's a model, a beauty queen, or any of that. She's beautiful because her soul is beautiful. She is warm, funny, sweet... one of those people who glows with the beauty of a real woman. One who will stop and help a stranger, who will do anything for a friend, drop everything for a loved one who needs her... Beautiful.
The last year or so, since I've become a member of this blogging/crafting/beading/artisan community... I have met so many women with that beauty. That soul beauty. That incredible warmth, that joy of spirit, the generosity... and they have all been so inspiring to me. They make my world a brighter place, give me a reason to be glad, help me keep my Pollyanna spirit up (as one of these ladies, the wonderful Janice of JLynn Jewels) and I like to call it.
So, as my mind has been pondering this this evening... I have decided I'm going to attempt to share with you all throughout this year... some of these beautiful souls I have met. The first one I will attempt to get up this week. I already know who I want to feature, but I think I should probably ask first ;).
I should be sleeping right now... my kids get up early! I'm going to leave you with a handful of my new pieces :) Sweet dreams! (Or Good Morning! )