~~Beauty is not in the face. It is a light in the heart.~~ Kahlil Gabran
We have so much beauty on this site! Have you noticed? When I read about someone excited about entering "double digits", I see beauty. When I read about someone encouraging another, I see a breathtaking glow. And when I read about someone overcoming their addiction, I see a stunning loveliness.
Sometimes its easy to get bogged down in feeling tired, stressed, overwhelmed, or depressed. Quitting is a process with many twists and turns, ups and downs. But I think maybe that's the beauty of it. Every time you don't smoke when your journey takes a sharp dip or a dangerous curve, you gain something that makes you shine. A confidence maybe, that you can do this. Or maybe a peace that comes with accepting rather than struggling. I don't really know what it is....but I know I see so much loveliness here that comes from within.
For every hurt, for every loss, for every heartbreak, there is healing, there is hope, there is help. And that is true beauty.
So thank you all for sharing your hearts....your beauty....your shine. It is a reflection of all that is good here on this site. And it matters.