What Beauty Really Means

August 13, 2014 in Health + Beauty / Uncategorized

I don’t know why I’ve had this on my mind a lot.

Wrinkles.

To me, there is nothing more beautiful then wrinkles of someone who has traveled miles full of love.

Exhibit A:

I don’t know why society makes everyone have such a negative view on wrinkles or even scars. Both have stories to tell.

I love the quote by Marjorie Pay Hinckley:

“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.

I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.

I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick
neighbors children.

I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden.

I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder.

I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. I absolutely love that quote and I hope when I get older I’ll be proud of the wrinkles, scars, and miles of love that I hope to have traveled within my life.  To me that is what beauty really means.

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  • Kristina Bills August 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Beautiful quote by sister hinckely! I couldn't agree more! And I think wrinkles are beautiful!!!

  • Joanna August 13, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I've heard it said in various ways that your beauty lies in your imperfection. Your wrinkles are what tells your story of the years of life you've lived. I also think think they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Aubrey Grossen August 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    thanks! I love that!

  • Aubrey Grossen August 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    thanks:) Isn't she great!?

  • Kathryn Bruns August 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    She's so beautiful, from her wrinkles that knowing glint in her eyes. That's my favorite quote from Sister Hinckley, thanks for sharing!

  • Tara August 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Beautifully written! Such a great quote as well!

  • Alyona August 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you for a great read!!!

  • Jessie August 14, 2014 at 4:50 am

    What a great view on wrinkles, it's refreshing and I hope it catches on!

  • Ashley Z. August 26, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this. It really helps other people!

  • Alicia Brown August 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Love this post so much! Thank you for sharing!

  • Aleshea August 28, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Yes, yes yes to that quote

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