Lasting beauty is evident in deeds, thoughts, and emotions.

Please reflect and share. How does this play out for you?

We usually think of beauty as fleeting. A magnificent sunset; a sublimely scented flower; a trill of exquisite birdsong; a radiant smile. To our perception, the physical beauty of things and beings often diminishes with the passing of years.

There is, however, another type of beauty that can grow and multiply over time. A kind word or gesture can have a lasting effect on someone and may even influence them to offer the same to others. Loving thoughts breed more loving thoughts within us, changing how we perceive and relate to the world. Paying attention to which of our emotions generate happiness can lead to a more joyful existence overall.

Today’s message reminds me of the lasting value of beautifying my thoughts, words, and deeds. When I adorn my life with love, joy, and kindness, I create a world in which I experience beauty and share it with others.

How about you? What does lasting beauty mean to you?