A while ago I posted snipets from a painting I was working on that was going to be donated to an out of state school. Well, tah dah! Here is the final result that ended up selling for $150 all of which goes to benefit the art program to some very deserving elementary age school kids. How cool is that! I hope they always know how beautiful they are even when the world says they aren’t. When magazines and friends tell them that with the “right” clothes, hair color, attitude, and size…..they too can be beautiful. When photoshop reinforces that idea by never letting them see the “before” pic so they have a false sense of what beauty really is.
Let me tell you kids about beauty. It’s YOU….because you are the only YOU on the planet and that my friends is beautiful. It’s the smile on your face that lights up your eyes and makes them sparkle with a one of kind color. It’s your kindness that comes out organically….the one that takes a friend by the hand when they’re down, or makes a new friend with someone who doesn’t have one. It’s the kindness that speaks of your dreams, visions, and inspirations while wanting to share them with the word in the only way YOU can. It’s the kindness that recognizes we are all in this thing called life together, and way deep down, we all want the same things – yes, even your enemies. It’s the kindness that speaks words of compassion, forgiveness, and love.
It’s what’s on the inside….let it out because you are indeed beautiful and you got it “right” the day you were born.