When my 8 yr. old son came home from school and told me about how mean ‘so-and-so’ is and how he ‘doesn’t like him anymore and he’s ugly’, I explained to him that no one is born mean or ugly. I explained that if a person, especially a child, is being mean, it’s because maybe that’s how he’s treated by others or maybe that child is sad or unhappy about something and his way of dealing with it is being mean to everyone else. Sometimes being mean makes that person seem ugly I explained, but really, everyone is beautiful on the inside. It just needs to come fom the inside out for us to see it. And as an adult, I think that holds true for everyone, no matter their age or how they look. Beauty is in everyone.
How perfect then, that this month’s word for Shutter Sisters The One Word Project is ‘beautiful’. The inspiration for this month’s word is Katherine Center’s book Everyone is Beautiful. A review from The Mommy Blog says, “For any mom who has ever found herself on day two of going shower-less; who has ever accidentally flashed her nursing bra in public; who has ever wondered for a second too long why the kids were so quiet, and found them swimming in shaving cream in the bathtub; who has ever wondered how many years until the kids stay quiet long enough for her to have a real and meaningful conversation with her husband; who has ever wondered if that husband and you can ever even look at each other with passion again, this one is for you.”
– The Mommy Blog
So, if you’ve never really been one to pick up a camera, isn’t now a great time to start? You don’t need to be a professional to do it. Take a picture of what’s beautiful to you and show us. Everyone over at Shutter Sisters would love to see it. Don’t want to show everyone? Show me. I have no doubt I’ll find it as beautiful as you. To give you a little inspiration, I dedicate this short video to you, my beautiful friends and blog readers. You know who you are. Have a beautiful day everyone.