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My Review / Thoughts:
This book falls under another book that I probably wouldn't have picked up at the store, but when I saw it come up for review, I jumped at the chance. It is full of inspirational stories, that every woman, young and old should read.
I love how it feels so personal. Each essay is written by a different individual, and talks about what they think "beautiful" is. It is so touching. Everyone has insecurities, even if they say they don't. We are usually our own worst critics. I know I am. This book really helped me to see how different and how beautiful we all are in our Heavenly Father's eyes. Notice I said "different". No one person is the same. How thankful I am for that. We all need to find our "beautiful".
I have to admit in my head I am still young, and skinny. I seriously have to wonder if it is me staring back at me when I look in the mirror because my outside is not what I see. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but I can honestly say that sometimes I think a stranger is looking back at me. Like I said, in my head, I am still that 18 year old, skinny girl who just got married, and is looking forward to a life with her spouse. How thankful I am that I am NOT that 18 yr old anymore, because life is so much better now than it was then. I may not be skinny, and fit like the world thinks I should be, but I am happy with who I am. This book made me realize that it is OKAY to be who I am. I have never really been one to "follow the crowd", but every girl wants to hear they are beautiful.
So many times in this book, these short, sweet essays women talk about how they use to see themselves, and how their perspective has changed. Beauty is so much more that what we see on the outside. This book helped me realize how important it is to build a person up, and never tear them down. Words are so powerful. I have to admit I am the type of person who usually doesn't care what people think about me. I don't care if others think I am beautiful, or out going, or funny, or anything. The only thing I want people to think about me is that I am a good person. I don't know if people think that or not, but I sure hope they do. I hope that I am never the cause of someones embarrassment or discomfort. I know I probably am at times, because I have the "open mouth insert foot syndrome". BUT, I can say that, that is never my intention. I don't have a filter, and sometimes that is a bad thing. I speak before I think. This book really showed me how important it is to THINK before I speak.
If you are a woman, read this book. Know that you are beautiful just the way you are. Heavenly Father made you, you are a Princess, a Daughter of a King. We can always strive to be better, but don't ever fall into the pitfalls society thinks we should fit in. Each one of us is a divine daughter of God. Every person has something to contribute to this world. Be kind. Remember you are beautiful because Heavenly Father made you!
This really is such a great book. So inspirational, and touching. Be good to those around you. Build people up, never tear them down. BE BEAUTIFUL!!!
Source: I was given this book by Deseret Book in return for an honest review. I am not affiliated with Deseret Book in any way, and was not compensated for my review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
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