Hey, beauties. Today's post is the Beautiful Is Tag. I was tagged by Thegeckoonline. Thank you so much for tagging me! I'm so excited to do this tag. I think it's a wonderful idea and such a great way for us to love ourselves a little bit. Everyone go check out Thegeckoonline! She has a great blog that I would describe as lifestyle. She's so active with her followers and people that she follows. (I always get likes and sweet comments from her!) And she has amazing content. So everyone go give her a follow!
The following intro from the original launch is a lovely way to get into this tag:
We often feel ugly.
Because we’re too diverse, too unique, too incredible to be conformed to societies constructions of beautiful.
And it shouldn’t be that way.
We shouldn’t feel ugly about who we are as an individual.
We shouldn’t identify as ugly because we aren’t a mirror reflection of social norm.
We shouldn’t try to be beautiful. Try to tick off all the criteria for what others define as beautiful.
Fitting ourselves into a box created by the media, or what is glorified by famous people, or the internet or even peers takes away the beauty from life. We all become robots clambering to mould into one stereotype of beautiful.
Everyone has beauty within them.
It just takes people with an open heart to see it within you. People who don’t allow superficial ideas to cloud judgement.
I see art as a metaphor for beauty. To me art is about perception. People either fall in love with it or not. They appreciate it or not. Try to understand it or see a blank. However, we should all try and be part of a society where our perception isn’t skewed by appearance. But by morals, and character.
That’s why you are beautiful.
I see beauty within you for who you are as an individual.
Beauty shouldn’t be restrained and tied down to physical appearance. Ever.
You’re all beautiful to me.
1) Link back to this post in your introduction so nominees can get a brief context of the tag. In particular the opening of this post.
2) Thank your nominee.
3) Answer the questions (these are some difficult questions)
4) Tag anyone and let them know – no limit on numbers
5) Oooh tag it as beautifulistag so I can read them all!
6) Comment I am beautiful at the end of your post
7) SMILE BEAUTIFUL
1) what is your definition of beautiful
To me, beautiful can mean a lot of different things. It can be aesthetically pleasing, it could be strength or courage or grace or anything really. I don't believe that there's is a concrete definition of beautiful, because so many things can be beautiful: an item, a person, an action, or even an idea. I don't want to say everything is beautiful because it's not. There are some horrendous things in this world. But I prefer to try to find the beauty.
2) what do you find beauty in (abstract or concrete ideas)
Like I said before, I find beauty in so much that I don't think I could limit the idea of beauty as a whole to either abstract or concrete. For instance, I find my daughter beautiful, that's concrete, but I also find the idea of surrogacy beautiful, which is abstract.
3) when you think of beautiful, what are the first four things or words that come to mind?
Strong, grace, love, and brave.
4) a song, quote or lyric that you think sums up beauty perfectly
It's no secret that I love Sam Hunt. He writes his own songs, mostly about his wife. I find his lyrics breathtakingly beautiful, because he wrote them about his wife. His lyrics just ooze passion and it's beautiful to me that he feels that way and that much for her. I can relate to that so much. With that being said, some of my favorite lyrics of his are,
"She don't laugh at everything, but when she does the planets swing around her."
The idea that she means so much to him and he loves her so much that when she laughs, she's the center of his universe. That's amazing and so beautiful to me.
5) tell us seven reasons why you are beautiful
- I love to help people
- I love myself
- I love my family
- I'm hard working
- I'm happy
6) tell us about a time someone made you feel beautiful. how did it make you feel?
Nick does this a lot, so it isn't an isolated incident, but when he's holding my hand in the car and lifts it up and kisses it. I'm not sure why but it makes me feel beautiful and important. I'm so crazy in love with him.
7) if you had to draw beautiful, how would it look?
It would probably be an abstract painting because I'm not artistically blessed. I would probably use watercolors and pastel shades to create some kind of whirlwind of dainty color.
8) when was the last time you highlighted someone’s beauty to them?
I tel Bella that she's beautiful everyday. But other than that, I can't remember. I'm sure it was one of my coworkers, or someone on Facebook.
Who I am tagging:
I am beautiful!
That's all for today's post. I absolutely loved doing this tag! Thank you again for tagging me, Thegeckoonline! I hope you guys liked this tag. Y'all know I'm all about self positivity and stuff. Thank you so much for reading. I'll see you tomorrow!!