If I had to pick certain things that make me feel beautiful, it might be my oval-shaped face, like a Modigliani painting, the blue-gray eyes I got from my Dad that change like the ocean, that certain twinkle that he always had that I see reflected in my own. Perhaps it would be my smile, gentle and compassionate, or the super soft skin that my significant other calls “magic skin”. It might be my hair which magically transformed from Shirley Temple curls to soft waves falling past my shoulders as I grew up. It is surely my quirky sense of humor.
But, really, what is beauty? The French have a saying “bien dans sa peau” which means comfortable in one’s skin.
To be confident, to be at ease with oneself, to me, that is true beauty. Beauty is a state of being, an essence. It is not whether you are having a good or a bad hair day, whether your body shows scars from all your life experiences, whether you are a teenager with acne or a senior with wrinkles. Beauty is ageless and timeless.
We all have our own unique beauty which includes our special quirks and expressions, what we feel, how we think. Beauty is a whole-being experience.
Right now, Dove and Dollar General have teamed up to celebrate and inspire us to each embrace our unique beauty.
Now through October 19, you can save $2 instantly when you spend $7 on any Dove or Vaseline products in-store!
Also, please join us October 13th at 8p.m. on Twitter for the #DGFeelBeautifulFor Twitter party with @ResourcefulMom. Jump into the conversation by using the hashtag to tell us what what qualities and features you feel the most beautiful for and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five, $100 DollarGeneral gift cards! RSVP here!