Is there another side to ugly?

Growing up my mother had a saying “if you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all”. Not necessarily about people really, it can be regarding things or animals. What I find ugly may not be what you think is ugly. I do have some things that I find certainly distasteful for sure but I hear my mother’s words and then look for the good in it. Sometimes the good is difficult to see, the bad surfaces and then it’s down right ugly. Full circle again I go, trying to find something good or nice or appealing and let me tell you when you find that beauty in someone or something it’s a great feeling. I am not usually one to depend on feelings they are simply fickle, they tend do go up and down, I like the facts….however, I do “feel” better about myself in that moment. Magnificent things happen and a smile fills my heart.
Did you know that what you project will be mirrored right back at you. Well let me suggest to you, that when you see something that’s not so appealing in someone else it may be you are recognizing something not so pretty about yourself. Love yourself and that will change. Realize and accept your own flaws and look without judgement at what is before you.
You will notice the beautiful eyes, the musical sound of a gentle voice, a cackling laugh that use to annoy you will become endearing, you may find a great friend in the neighbor you deem so silly and that crooked smile will warm your heart and the dog that is not so cute will sit and beg for a cuddle and captures your heart. That “ugly” piece of whatever ….is someone else’s treasure. Just be and let be. You have heard no doubt that it’s not about the cover of a book it’s about the content. An ugly gossip can fall flat, if you act rather than react to it. It’s usually all about the shock value anyway. What you can say is “really? they had nothing but nice things to say about you” and then change the subject trust me that works. Besides, if someone is “sharing” about others you can be sure they are “sharing” about you at first chance. Is there another side to ugly?
In this time of renewal and resolution, how about making this one intention along with me.
I intend to see the good in all and reflect light and love on my daily travels. Whether at home, at work, at the gym, school, or on a walk around the block…I will endeavor to find the beauty that is there. The other side of ugly is gentle, good and kind. Be the nice in your part of the world. Happy New Year.

About Its All Gold with Edna Harris

Natural Health Consultant and Registered Nutritional Product Advisor Caring for Body, Mind and Soul Naturally. "Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care." Budha
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8 Responses to Is there another side to ugly?

  1. Diane Unnderwood says:

    Wow. This was such a good read. Food for thought. Thank you Edna. There is a saying that says, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :).

  2. Wendy Rivers says:

    My Dad would give me the same advice, now I find myself saying it to my own grandchildren. Funny how those apples of gold don’t fall too far from the tree. I’ve enjoyed reading of your journey and your hearts mission.
    Blessings for a wonderful new year.

  3. linda wickson says:

    Edna this was so good..As a rule I follow this all the time…don’t judge a book by its cover. Through out my years I’ve come across a few challenges and seeing what’s beyond the cover. Thanks

  4. claudette cote says:

    very well written <3. Reminds me of the word of GOD. He says he looks at the heart of man, and not the external of man.Beauty (Holy Spirit) lives within.God is the only one who really knows what is in the heart.He doesn't judge by sight as we are guilty of at times.Help us LORD to see the good in everyone.Thanks for sharing your words with us Edna

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