Beautiful people do not just happen - one has to go through suffering, defeat, loss and then find his way out of the depths.

By: Lavinia
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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


No, beautiful people do not just happen. They are created. Every day, with every thorn that is stuck in their heart, with every battle that cripples yet another part of their soul, they make a choice. They don't just give in to the pain. They build a crown from every stone and every stick that is thrown at them and wear it as trophy, as a testimony to what they have endured to get to where they are now. And that's what makes them beautiful. It's not the toughness of an iron armor but the softness of the heart who refused to give in to the bitterness.

These beautiful people have such a pure bright light emanating from inside of them that you can spot them miles away. And that light shines the brightest in the darkest of darknesses, when all the others are drowning.

I see so many living dead and in the best cases, dying people every day that when I do spot a beautiful being it almost makes me cry with gratitude and hope that there is still a chance. I can see God in their eyes just as I can see it in children who have not yet had the encounter with the "real " world. And they are rare and hard to stop sometimes.That makes them all the more precious and valuable.

They're the light of the world!

So thank you! Thank you to all the beautiful people out there who have fought their way out of the darkness and who sprinkle our lives with little yet so precious rays of joy and hope!

04/26/11 12:55:55AM @lavinia:

Thanks Kelsi and Gentle Whisper. I'm glad it helps. There are many beautiful people around, just have to have they eyes to see them ;)

LOVE! Lavinia