By Michael Armijo
I remember a story I once read, it goes something like this: A frog was sitting by a pond one day and a woman walked up and asked, “What’s wrong, Mr. Frog? Why are you so glum?”
The frog went on to explain, “I was once a handsome prince, but an evil witch put a spell on me. Now I’m a frog until a beautiful woman kisses me and breaks the spell.”
The young woman, feeling compelled to help, leaned over and kissed the frog on the head. She waited for a few minutes and then said, “What happened? You’re still a frog.”
The frog turned to her and said, “I’m only going to explain this to you one more time….”
The moral of the story is, if you believe you are beautiful, then that is what’s important. You may not have the ability to change frogs into princes, but if you believe you can, what (or who) else matters? If others are unable to see your beauty, that is on them. What matters is that YOU believe in your own beauty.
A physically beautiful individual can sometimes be uglier than any other, as they are morally and ethically unattractive on the inside. But an individual with great morals and a loving heart will forever be changed in spirit and transcend all that society says is beautiful.
Beauty depends on what you are seeking, and is truly in the eye of the beholder.