Anyone can be beautiful on the outside. You can change your appearance, put on make-up, dye your hair, get plastic surgery, etc. Real beauty lies within. When a person has a beautiful heart, that beauty resonates on the outside. My favorite people are the people that make me feel good around them. The people I get excited to get a text or call from. The people I’m excited to run into at the store. The people that I go out of my way to see. The most beautiful people in my life are the ones that bring me joy, give me butterflies and make me feel like I’m beautiful too.
SMILE MORE OFTEN
Even if you don’t speak the same language as someone, they will understand a smile. I’ve always said that happy people are the prettiest. Smile, and do it often, because if you’re going to get wrinkles when you get older anyway, they may as well be lines from smiling too much.
RECOGNIZE AND POINT OUT THE BEAUTY IN OTHERS
It’s no secret that people love to talk about themselves. We’re all a little vain in some way, shape or form. In the same way that people like to hear their names, people also like to be complimented. They like to know what you like about them. Like to know that the effort they put in everyday into their appearance, career, relationships, etc. is something that other people recognize.
GIVE WITHOUT THE EXPECTATION OF RECEIVING
My favorite thing is to send people letters in the mail because it’s such a lost art, and people love getting something in their postbox that has nothing to do with owing money to a company or signing up for a credit card. Being a giving person is such a beautiful thing, but it’s made even more so when you do it for the genuine happiness of others and not with the expectation of receiving something in return.
STOP TALKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE
Being beautiful isn’t just about the things that you can add to your life; it’s also about the things you can get rid of. You don’t want to be the type of person that has a reputation for only seeing the ugly things in others because you’ll get the reputation of being an ugly person. If you want to talk about other people, do so with a kind heart. Instead of gossiping or pointing out others’ flaws, celebrate their accomplishments. Talk about their achievements. Talk about the qualities those people have that you admire.
BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN
If you want others to see you as beautiful, you have to believe it within yourself first. Confidence starts with you, and if you don’t think you’re beautiful, you also won’t believe it when others say you are. Celebrate the things you love about yourself, and accept or even change the things that you don’t.
Nothing bugs anyone more than when you make plans with someone who bails at the last minute. You don’t want to become that friend that stops getting invited to things because they failed to follow through on plans so many times. Reliability is a characteristic that can be considered beautiful. Be the person that’s always there when they say they will be.
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP
I mean this both figuratively and literally. Literally, keep your head up because this shows confidence and makes you more approachable. Figuratively keep your head up too. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If things happen in your life that are seen as road blocks or complications, work through them with your head held high.
RESPECT OTHERS’ OPINIONS
This doesn’t mean you should be submissive or that you shouldn’t stand up for the things you believe in. You should absolutely share your opinion, but also accept that others, even the people you love and admire, may not have the same opinions as you. This doesn’t mean you write them out of your life or preach to them until they change their mind. It just means that you should accept your differences and respect that they have minds of their own. There’s so much beauty in our differences. If we were all the same, this life would be an absolute dull.
When you get a promotion, ace that test, achieve something that you’ve worked really hard for, celebrate it, but don’t rub it in anyone’s face. No one likes a brag. Always remain humble and gracious about your accomplishments and never forget to congratulate and recognize the accomplishments of others as well.
I’ve always believed in being the same person I am around my parents as I am my best friends. Everyone you love should know the real you. Be authentic in your actions and the words that you share with others. Always be yourself and never change to fit into anyone else’s idea of what or who you should be.
BUILD PEOPLE UP
Be someone’s cheerleader. Believe in their dreams. My favorite people are the ones who celebrate my successes with me. If I succeed, they succeed too. People love people who love them, so never forget to build people up and celebrate their successes.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Don’t beat yourself up when you make a mistake because we all do. We’re all imperfect, and there’s so much beauty in our imperfections.
What characteristics do the most beautiful people in your life possess?