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Enormously Gorgeous

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The following insightful piece appears in Chicken Soup For the Kids' Soul:


My dad says I am ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS. I wonder if I really am.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Sarah says you need to have beautiful long, curly hair like she has. I don't.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Justin says you must have perfectly straight white teeth like he has. I don't.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Jessica says you can't have any of those little brown dots on your face called freckles. I do.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Mark says you have to be the smartest kid in the seventh-grade class. I'm not.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Stephen says you have to be able to tell the funniest jokes in the school. I don't.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Lauren says you need to live in the nicest neighborhood in town and in the prettiest house. I don't.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Matthew says you can only wear the coolest clothes and the most popular shoes. I don't.

To be ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS...

Samantha says you need to come from a perfect family. I don't.

But every night at bedtime my dad gives me a big hug and says, "You are ENORMOUSLY GORGEOUS, and I love you."


My dad must know something my friends don't.

                                    --Carla O'Brien


We all need to be reminded from time to time of that which makes us beautiful. We look for beauty in the clothes we wear or the make-up or the tan. True beauty is found much deeper.


Do not let your adornment be merely outward -- arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel -- rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. (1Peter 3:3-4)


Source: Allan Smith, Thought for the Day

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