I think beautiful is the best compliment anyone or anything can receive.
According to handy-dandy ol’ Merriam-Webster, to be beautiful is to have
the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.
Pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Like a whole bunch of things, beauty is subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
Now, we tend to think of beauty as something visual. But being the touchy-feely person that I am, beauty (to me at least) is measured in how something makes me feel. A beautiful moment. A beautiful poem. A beautiful sound. It’s almost like being infinite… but not quite ;).
Here are some things that I find beautiful…
- This song:
- Stealing like an artist
- This painting:
Made by my adopted little sister, Brooke, this painting is beautiful in so many ways. The fact she just gave it to me out of the blue, the fact that I could barely draw stick figures at her age, the look on her face when I told her I hung it on my wall: all of that added to its beauty.
- My baby Chip 🙂
I bet you can list at least 5 beautiful things in your life right now. I dare you.