I can honestly say that the people I hang out with the most are very beautiful. I’m not bragging, I’m simply stating the truth. My peeps are gorgeous!
Lajuana, who’s been my BFF forever and a day has the most beautiful ‘naturally’ blonde hair, and captivating blue eyes you’ve ever seen. She’s tall, athletic and smart.
Sabrina, a dearest of friends, who has the best body of anyone I know, not to mention her hair, face, eyes, skin…you name it, if its on her it’s beautiful. Not to mention, she’s the most giving person in the world.
There’s Tina, who’s smile can light up any room! She’s even beautiful in pajama pants with no make up! She’s honest, and loyal, and even though we’ve only been friends a short time, that doesn’t lessen our closeness.
There’s also my sweet, young BFF, Olivia. Naturally, she has beautiful skin, gorgeous smile, silky long hair, and pretty, high cheek bones. She’s hardworking and loving.
I shan’t forget my ‘older’ friend Dean, who I’ve always thought was just naturally beautiful! Her skin is all but flawless, she rocks her shiny, silver hair. She’s strong and smart.
Here’s the thing about all these women; they all look very different, they’re different ages, different sizes, they do different jobs, they all have very different personalities, and they all play different roles in my life… But they’re ALL beautiful!! Each in their own way.
Do you think it was their looks that made them attractive to me? Not hardly. What attracted me to them was how they acted. Their attitudes, their senses of humor, their willingness to listen, the fact that we can share with each other, the fact that we all are very different, they all have sweet hearts. Well, most of the time anyway. Beauty is certainly not only skin deep. There’s way more to being beautiful than how we look!
There’s no doubt in my mind that these, and many others (I couldn’t possibly list everyone. I’m trying to make a point here!) are God ordained friendships. There’s also no doubt in my mind that even if these women were hideously ugly, we’d still be friends. Their looks don’t matter to me. They’re themselves no matter what they look like.
When we judge people by how they look, we could miss out on knowing a really awesome person! Whether we’re intimidated by their good looks, or whether we think they’re not good looking enough. Any day, at any given moment, our looks could be taken from us. We could be in a disfiguring wreck. We could have a stroke. Someone could dump a bucket of acid on us. We could have our face and hands eaten by a crazed chimp. There are endless possibilities of how we could lose our looks. I’d hate to think that if I was mauled by a chimp that my friends would love me any less.
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way to the bone. NO! I’m joking! Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. NO! That’s not it either. I think this may be more accurate – Charm can be deceptive and beauty doesn’t last, but a woman who fears and reverences God shall be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30
Let us all be women who worry more about loving God than how we look!