Have you ever met an ugly person? Oh I'm not talking about someone with a hideous scar or deformity, I'm referring to people who act ugly? Maybe it was the person next to you in a restaurant that made a big fuss because the waitress mixed their order up, or maybe it was a friend who was nice to your face but talked about you behind your back, or perhaps an online acquaintance that went on a rampage over your difference of opinion on ______ (you fill in the blank). Maybe it was the driver who flipped you off because you were going slow in the fast lane, or the judgemental church member who felt it on their heart to let you know what you were doing wrong! It could have been a manipulating family member who always has to have things their way, or a boss who made your life miserable with unreasonable demands and plenty of criticism. This kind of ugly isn't about what the outside of person looks like, but rather what their disposition is like.
Without a doubt, our society is more than little concerned with appearances. (Just add up the all the time, energy, and money spent on cosmetics, clothing, jewelry, diet plans, and gym memberships!!!) We're good at dressing up, stashing our skeletons in the closet, showing off how smart and beautiful we are; but when we strip away the external stuff, we're left with the part that really matters --- our character! A truly beautiful person is the one who is gentle, kind, forgiving, long-suffering, caring, generous, thoughtful, sacrificial, unselfish, humble, and loving. This kind of beauty doesn't fade with time, but only increases and grows more vibrant with practice and age.
Supplies you can purchase from Stamp Simply:
- A Cup of Java Dies
- Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts Dies
- Words of Encouragement
- Elite MBossabilities (Spellbinders)
- Foam Mounting Tape
- Manila Tags Nesting Dies (Stamplorations affiliate link)
- 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude Devotional Journal
- Fall Foliage Dies (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
- Washi Tape
- These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
- Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber
- Rusty Hinge Distress Ink (Ranger)