Friday, July 5, 2013

Did Anyone Ever Tell You That You're Beautiful? Beautiful...Five Minute Friday


It's that time again…Five Minute Friday! I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo and so many other amazing word weavers.

The challenge is to use the word prompt of the day to write for five minutes flat - no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking…just 'five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right." 
So here goes!  

Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

Go!


"Did anyone ever tell you you're beautiful?"   Those are the very first words my husband ever spoke to me.  I didn't know him from Adam at the time. I thought that was a little strange that he should walk up to me, say those words, turn and just walk away. Even so....a pretty good line, don't you think? Turns out he must have meant it because after 30 years of marriage to this man, he still tells me I'm beautiful!

I've not had very many people tell me that I am beautiful...

My mother was very proud of me and she always let me know it.  She loved my singing, thought I had just the right figure, and was proud of my accomplishments.  She was proud that I took my faith seriously and walked with the Lord from a very young age on...always bragging to her friends about what I was doing...sometimes to my chagrin.  Still...she made me FEEL beautiful.

My best friend in High School, Meg DeWeese, used to tell be I'd be beautiful if I was bald.  She was great for my self-esteem.  Our friendship is one of the most beautiful things that has touched my life.  She was and is real, genuine, amazing and beautiful!

God tells me I am beautiful too...

" How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news." I love to spend time with  others...especially young women, sharing the good news of Christ's love for us...His sacrifice for us as He took our sins upon His broken body and shed His own blood so that we would not have to suffer in eternity without the fellowship of God the Father.   He rose again to show us that we too can rise again and live in eternity in Heaven. The good news is that we  can walk in victory in this life and live it to the full.

Beautiful indeed!!!

I think the beauty that I carry inside me has everything to do with the beauty of my risen savior. I pray that His light will continue to shine within and without, so that others can see that they don't have to live in a broken, despondent state but walk in the beauty of the forgiveness, grace, and healing that is offered to them.

Did you know that you, too, are beautiful?  He has created you...beautiful. I urge you to walk in that beauty!   Own it!  It will rock your world.

Listen to the song that Nicole Nordeman sings, Beautiful for Me.
I see so many women walking in the deception created by the enemy of their souls...the lie that they are too ugly, too stupid, too plain to accomplish anything of lasting importance.

 It's time...time for you to walk in the truth and the beauty of the God who created all things beautiful!




Has anyone ever told you, you're beautiful?








p.s. If you enjoyed this post you  might also like this one:  Poise…And Other Time Tested Beauty Tips

Now it's your turn!

1. Write for 5 minutes flat - no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you &encourage them in their comments

Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...

12 comments:

  1. Love this one! That song is one that I have never before heard. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Patricia! I think this song resonates with all women in one way or another. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving an encouraging word!
      blessings,
      Gay

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  2. I grew up with not realizing how beautiful I was. I was told otherwise, and believe lies about myself. It's taken years, but I am beginning to see the beauty that dwells on the inside of me, because He lives in me. Blessings!

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    1. I grew up with an older brother who called me 'fat butt' ...he didn't mean to be cruel, but I was already dealing with having an older sister who was pretty and incredibly petite, so you can imagine the affect that had on me. Thank goodness for others who spoke truth into my life. You are beautiful! Inside and out!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving an encouraging word!
      blessings,
      Gay

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  3. I love this! The song is wonderful, and your beauty shines through your words!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katherine! You have been an encouragement to me!
      blessings,
      Gay

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  4. I love hearing about how your friend lifted you up! It's so good when women can celebrate each other instead of competing with other.

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    1. So true, Rachel! We need to be an encouragement to one another as my friend was and still is to me. I feel so very blessed to have had people speak truth into my life from an early age to counter the lies of the enemy!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      blessings,
      Gay

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  5. Did you REALLY write all that in just 5 minutes? LOL! And yes, you are beautiful!

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    1. Ha Beth! You caught me. Actually, it only went a little over. I consider the five minutes just in writing the body of the post. The Five Minute verbiage, photo, and verse I copy past in place last, so that doesn't get counted in my five minutes. The song I had already saved to use in a future post...this one was perfect, was it not?
      And thank you friend for the encouraging word!
      blessings and prayers for you,
      Gay

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  6. Amen! What a great post - and song! Glad you are playing along!

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    1. Thank you Karrilee! You have been such an encouragement to me. I am finding that this is getting me going and adding a bit of dicipline to my blogging that I so desperately needed.
      Blessings,
      Gay

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blessings,
Gay