You Are Beautiful; Can You See It?


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius

This is my sister Cindy and me when we were little. If you look closely you may be able to tell that Cindy has Down Syndrome. This was a long time ago and one of my most favorite pictures. I am now fifty-eight and Cindy would be sixty this month.

I followed Cindy into this world and I was with her three years ago when she left. I am who I am in this world because of Cindy. She taught me all of the most important things about life through being who she was.

If you have never had the privilege of knowing anyone who has Down Syndrome, you are missing something extraordinarily beautiful. My belief is that they are angels who are here on earth to teach us about beauty. True, real beauty.

I have some strong beliefs about beauty.

Real beauty is totally free. It doesn’t cost any money and it’s in abundance for everyone.

Real beauty feels good. It’s a relief when we recognize it in ourselves and others.

Real beauty is worth more than money.

We all are beautiful and beauty is all around us.

When Cindy looked in the mirror she saw extraordinary beauty, every single time.

She saw a treasure, a work of art, grace, refinement, happiness.

She didn’t see what many …

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