I would like to share a story a much older friend of mine once told me. She said a friend of hers who was so embarrassed by the spider veins on her legs that she never wore shorts or skirts out in public. She would wear them if she was in her home or out in her yard gardening. She didn’t experience any discomfort as a result to the various shades of purple that covered her legs other than how she felt others would react to them. One day her grandson came over for a visit on a hot summer day and wanted to spend some time outside. Wanting to accommodate her grandson she told him to wait while she put on a pair of shorts. As she exited her bedroom wearing her shorts, her grandson shouted, “Grandma! Look at your legs!”
She sadly looked down at her legs and said, “I know honey.”
Then her grandson said, “They’re beautiful! They have flowers all over them!”
There are times in life when we allow our insecurities to rob others of the chance of experiencing our unique beauty. I would like to challenge all of us to share our beauty with the world. Become your own personal standard of beauty and love it.