Physical Appearance

We spend a lot of time and money augmenting our physical appearance. While there is nothing inherently wrong with taking care of our bodies and projecting an image that is pleasing to us, we must also invest in developing our inner beauty. Internal beauty treatments such as love, gratitude, patience, and respect don’t have a monetary value but radiate far beyond physical appearance alone.

We are quick to emulate those possessing physical beauty, wealth, and strength, but what a person possesses internally will eventually be revealed externally. A physically attractive person on the outside can be decaying on the inside. A rich person without morals can be spiritually poor, and a strong man without faith can be mentally weak.

Consider the life of the visually impaired. Outside of external input, they are often attracted to others by their voice or personality. They don’t have the luxury of assessing someone’s physical appearance as a first criterion. Remember, physical characteristics change over time regardless of the cosmetic enhancements you make.

Smile

Our days may be stressful and complicated at times, but there is always a reason to smile. For when you smile, the world smiles back. Think
about it. A smile is the universal body language understood by many cultures and the messenger of your goodwill.

Someone once said that the world is a looking glass and gives back to
every man the reflection of his face. If this is true, a smile given is a smile received.

Smiling is a critical factor in our lives and is often the most overlooked. While it costs nothing to smile, its value is priceless and produces significant returns. Smiling is also an inexpensive way of improving your physical appearance, helping you reduce stress, elevating your mood, and building self-esteem.

A smile can be reflected in your eyes and projected in your voice. For example, visit a Chick-fil-A drive-thru. Even if you are unable to see the greeter’s facial expression, you can hear the smile in their voice – which makes it a more pleasurable experience.