Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sabbath Sounds

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Are you LDS?

It doesn't matter to me. Something that I feel I should have mentioned LONG ago is that even if I dig deep into my thoughts about spirituality, it is my every intention to provide a safe environment for every walks of faith. They all do something for us. Make us happier, stronger, better people.

Every Sunday I will post something uplifting. Something thought-provoking. I will also share with you how that thing has applied to me--whether or not I was able to live up to that standard. I will call this time "Sabbath Sounds".

I hope that you enjoy your Sundays with me!

"Mormanad," New Era, July 1986

Photography by Grant Heaton

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

“The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7).

Gospel topic: individual worth

I am a middle child. A survivor. I had to take what was given to me and that was that. Sometimes I had to create my own happiness when there was nothing around me but sorrow. I knew I was different because of the way the kids in school treated me. They tripped me in the halls. They swore at me. They excluded me. It made me sad. I cried very often.

But it taught me. It taught me to never behave the same way with others.

I root for the underdog.

At jobs, church, or social setting, I step out of my comfort zone and welcome the newcomer. I introduce myself and sit by them. I reach out to others and help them feel welcome. I know how it feels to be left out and would never want anyone to feel unloved.

How are you your own kind of beautiful?


  1. You are beautiful, Lizzie. Inside and out. But the inside of you--your heart--I think I love the most. When I first met you, I wasn't sure about you but over time I've watched and listened and gotten to know you more and have found that I don't know a person so genuinely kind. There is no viciousness about you. You embody kindness. I'm sorry I didn't see your kind of beautiful right away but I assure you that I see it now and love you all the more for it.

  2. Oh, Laura! You are truly one of a kind! I really wish that we lived closer so that we could nurture our friendship. It gets really quiet here on the friendship sphere!

    I love your heart and spirit. You are a trooper. The best kind of friend to have on my side!!! <3


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