I realized that I have developed a habit of dwelling on hurts and conflicts. I allow an argument from 7:00 to live on in my mind, so that it spoils 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 and beyond.
Too many times, I take my sulking one step farther and behave based on my ‘how I’ve been wronged’ script. Even if I’m not talking, my message at these times is loud and clear, “You are in charge of my level of peace or contentment today. Your choices determine how I act. You can be the boss of me.”
This kind of beautiful has a different magnetism. The women who have nurtured it carry the confidence of an identity that cannot be taken away by the years or by the shallow evaluation of others. To those who have spent any time with them, these women are irresistible, because they have the gift of helping others feel beautiful too.