Beauty defined …

“Having limited vision does not define my perception of beauty.
Rather, it allows me to appreciate what life has to offer, even through the darkness.”

I drew this picture, a few years ago when I shared my story at a church. It is a description to show the comparison of what I see, to what a person with regular vision would see.

Sure, there’s so much that I can’t see unless I shift my eyes and focus.
Sure, it would be nice to see what others can see.
Yes, I went through my phase where I didn’t have the energy to do anything or see anyone.
And yes, I still do get anxious at times when my mind overthinks.

But I also know that “it’s okay not to be okay”.
I know that I am not the only one, and that I can reach out to people I trust.
I know that as long as I take a day at a time, that’s the best I can do, to appreciate the NOW. And so can you!

Beauty, to me, is about self-love and self-acceptance.
Beauty, to me, is about facing your demons.
Beauty, to me, is about being kind and showing compassion.
Beauty, to me, is about what’s on the inside, in your heart.

I know most people feel like they have to meet certain standards, and maybe it’s because of something that has happened to them in their past, or maybe it’s because of a current situation. But wait right there – it doesn’t mean that you can’t start fresh. You can find your true beauty within, and you can find a way to happiness. It may take time, but with the right people by your side, your light will shine!

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you’re not beautiful, or you’re not good enough. Those kind of people need to wake up and smell the coffee, because you are so worth it! ❤️

Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…

Sandra Scala

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