When I am driving, my mind wanders from thought to thought. No rhyme or reason to what pops up. Recently, I found myself asking what makes a woman beautiful. Such a random thought, but interesting.
As I focused on the thought looking for the common denominator, I began to browse my memory for all the truly beautiful women I have known throughout my life. There is Terri S., Barbara V., Kathy O., Anne S., Eileen H., Elvira P., Dru R., Dyne, Gaby I., Janet A. and the list goes on and on. Each of these women is amazingly beautiful. What do they all have in common?
Is it perfect complexion?
How about the cut of their clothes or the style of their hair?
Are they all slim with the perfect figure looking like a fashion model?
Do they all have expensive, stylish jewelry?
Are they blonde or brunette?
Do they have perfect cheekbones or striking eye color?
Are they all young or old?
Does it take money to be beautiful?
It didn’t take me very long to figure out the answer. It is so simple. Every one of them has an amazing smile! Their smile comes from an inner spirit of kindness. They freely smile from the heart with abandon. Beauty from the inside is real. I see it all the time in the faces of women I know. And, their beauty inspires others around them.
I love smiles. In fact, I am a bit of a smile connoisseur. I can spot an insincere smile a mile off. I recognize the tentative smiles, the evil smiles, forced smiles, frightened smiles, and the sad smiles. I watch for smiles everywhere; for selfish reasons. You see, the smiles of truly beautiful women make my day. They lift my heart and leave me smiling. I bet they lift yours too! And, I know you have a beautiful smile that comes from the heart. Share it generously with those around you.