What is is that makes certain people so attractive? The majority would probably say appearance. We are very externally focused in today’s society, and many of us go to extremes in search of the “perfect” look. We want bigger lips, smaller waists, rounder butt-cheeks, longer lashes, higher cheek-bones, and the list goes on. We never seem to be satisfied, and are always in search of the next miracle product. I used to think like this when I was younger. When people talked about “inner beauty” I genuinely thought that what a lie told to people who were less fortunate in the looks departement. However as I’ve grown older I’ve noticed that there is definitely more to really attractive people than just appearances. I promise there is, I see it all the time. We don’t always realize it because we are so outwardly focused, but it really is all in the mind. How we feel about ourselves reflects on the outside. As a girl/woman in today’s society I know what it feels like to be under the constant pressure to be and look a certain way, believe me I have felt it (and still feel it) too. The thing is that no matter how much you fix the outside, as long as the inside remains the same you will never be happy. It’s the truth and sadly there are too many examples of this out there.
Where I live we have no sunlight from about mid November until late January. Zero sunlight and hardly any daylight. You can imagine then the joy when the sun finally returns. The feeling when the sun starts to shine through my window again after so many months of darkness. I always forget how amazing that feeling is. This got me thinking about how it’s always the little things, the things we often take for granted that bring the most joy. The feeling of fresh air on your face, the way it smells outside when it rains, the taste of a really good glass of wine and rich chocolate, the smell of coffee in the morning, crawling into newly changed and super soft bed sheets at night, a moonlight walk, the sun on your face and wind in your hair, walking barefoot in the grass, the scent of fresh flowers or slumbering in bed til noon on a Sunday.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Do you create your own content? Why or why not? I see a lot of bloggers who don’t create their own content, but just repost other people’s stuff. I don’t have a problem with it as long as they give credits, however many people don’t even do that. I can understand that when something goes viral it’s not always easy to find the origin of it, but please consider that behind every “inspo” picture there is a person who has put in a lot of work on it, and deserves credit.