08/01 for today

“outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.”

well, i’ll have to take Aesop’s word for it. i can say, from observation, good looks don’t necessarily make a life perfect and happy. i’ve seen quite a few good looking unhappy people. why, i can’t exactly say, because i don’t know what’s going on inside them. sometimes i can’t fathom what could be bad enough to counteract all that good lookin’ they got going on, but then aren’t i being the shallow one believing that the total of someone shows on the ‘outside’. and that works for me too.

my outside shows a lot about me – about what i am – but still the totality of WHO i am can’t be seen with the naked eye. i have put aside a lot of hurtful comments, made by people who look at me but don’t ‘see me’. such behavior, as they say, shows more about the commenter than it shows about me, but still it hurts. such hurts are why i tend to hide myself away, humiliation is a great deterrent. but after a while, i stop believing those horrible remarks and remember that those horrible people have no idea who i am.

hell, i’ve been so hell bent on disappearing that i’m still figuring out who i am.

and for today, i’m grateful for a way a living that allows me to discover that.

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~ by ghyllee mahree on 2015/08/01.

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