Oh Dog! DeDe here with my new segment- Beauty From the Inside Out!
Humans have some strange ideas about beauty.
Take skin, for example. Pale-skinned people see darker skin as beautiful, while dark-skinned people see lighter skin as beautiful.
So pale-skinned people spend hours lying in tanning beds or slathering on fake tans, while dark-skinned people are subjecting themselves to risky bleaching treatments.
Oh, and don’t get me started about how they are forever removing all that beautiful, silky fur they have!
Personally, I like the philosophy of the young Sikh woman who recently responded to hundreds of people making fun of her looks after another person took a photo of her and posted it on Reddit. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so.
Let’s face it. Setting impossibly high standards of beauty, and then making fun of each other for not meeting those standards, is silly. Don’t play that game. Such ideas breed prejudice and bigotry, which leads to conflict.
Are you pale as the full moon? Is your skin dark like rich coffee? Are you scarred? Marked? Tattooed?
Regardless of what you look like on the outside, there’s a glorious Spark of Life on the inside. Let that spark shine, because that’s who you truly are. As Balpreet said, it’s our words, our thoughts, and our actions that matter.
Have a great week, and never leave your home without this essential beauty product- A SMILE!