What makes someone beautiful is not necessarily beauty. I know some people who are beautiful in the way they look. They have beautiful features, and everyone thinks they’re beautiful.
But to me what makes someone beautiful is their core. The way they think. How they treat people. There’s something about the person that makes me curious about them. It’s not someone who is a loud mouth and gets everyone’s attention. To me that’s not beauty. There’s subtlety about someone’s who’s beautiful. They tend to be people who follow their own path. There’s a kindness about them. But at the same time, they’re strong. They don’t let someone dump on them. They will let you know in no uncertain way, you can’t step all over them. They walk with confidence, but it’s a confidence that’s not haughty or nasty. They’ll go out of their way to help a stranger, but don’t brag about what a good thing they did.
What these people have is a belief in themselves that says they’re decent people, and always try to do the best that they can with what life has given them. This to me makes someone beautiful.
People I think are beautiful: My mother; Oprah; some of my sisters; my father; the woman at the 7-11; my niece, Tara; President Obama (even though I complain about him all the time); my ex-boyfriend, Michael; C. Wyatt; and many other people I’ve run into in my life.
Think of all the famous, or infamous, people living or dead, and pick six to share a fine meal with. Who do you pick? What do you expect to happen?
There are three people who I’ve always admired. They’re all dead, of course. Maybe if they were alive, I would not admire them as much. The three are: Thomas Jefferson; Benjamin Franklin; Leonardo da Vinci. Then I need another three to share my fine meal.
There are so many people I admire, but choose three I must. There are no rock stars that interest me. Most politicians today are only interested in getting re-elected and have no guts. I would like Oprah to be at my dinner. Look what she’s done with her life. I could learn a lot from her. And she’s rich. She could give me a few hints on becoming rich, and she’s met everyone. Who else? Abraham Lincoln. I’ve always admired Lincoln. I’d definitely want him at my meal. I’d like to hear what his opinions are about today’s government. One more. Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader. He had so much courage. I’d like to hear the truth about his death. And that’s my dinner list.
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and da Vinci are on my dinner list because all of them are brilliant. They were scientists, writers, architects, and discussing anything with them would thrill me no end.
I expect the discussions with all the above to be fascinating. None of them is a shrinking violent and opinions would be flying right and left.