What is beauty? Can beauty be an act, or must it be found in a thing or a person? Beauty is how something is viewed by an individual. It can be found in a thing, an act or in someone. Beauty is what you define it as being. There is an old saying that “beauty is found in the eyes of the beholder.” That phrase is a clear indication that beauty is how you define it and what you define it to be. Beauty can be admired up close, from far away, externally, or internally.
Being too close and familiar with something, someone, or the actions of someone, may not allow you to see the beauty that is present. Beauty up close is often overlooked because it becomes ordinary and can be easily taken for granted. When taken for granted you may fail to see the beauty, because you have unlimited access and are up closed and personal, but once your access has been terminated or eliminated you may look back and begin to see the beauty from afar. However, the focus should not be placed on the outward appearance of something or someone because outward appearance changes rapidly.
Outward appearances change and fades as time passes. Things that were once shiny become dull and tarnished, but a beautiful spirit will last and never grow old, dim or tarnish. The word of God says in, Proverbs 32:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeing; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised,” Let your admiration of beauty be directed internally or to actions. Slow down, take a good look around, appreciate and admire the beauty in what surrounds you. I Will, Will You?