beautiful people

[chloe's preschool art: they're learning about being unique]

we had an awesome lesson @ church on sunday.
it was on conversion....becoming.

i made a comment that made no sense,
['cause i get really nervous in the spotlight]
but i just found this quote & it's {exactly} what i was trying to say:

"the most beautiful people [i] 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 compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. beautiful people do not just happen." - elisabeth kubler-ross


isn't that true?

when i think about the people in my life that i [really] look up to.
the most loving, compassionate people i know.

most of them have {really lived} and experienced hard, hard things.
none of them are perfect.
some are rough around the edges, with the hugest heart inside.
some are religious, some aren't.

but one thing they have in common is that true-ness of self, that can only be found through experience....through living life....trying, failing, learning, growing.

it's all about the process.


Coree Adams said...

So so true!

Bev said...

And........you are one of theose beautiful people.......inside and out!!!

runningfan said...

Fantastic quote! I'm with Bev. You're one of the most beautiful people I know.

Brittany Marie Trevino said...

love the quote. love the post. love you with a big-accepting-heart.

rachbechep said...

love that quote! {a lot}
thanks for that.

granny said...

Thanks for sharin'.