What is the beauty of a woman?

image0011.gifIs it the way her hair falls about her face, the sparkle in her eye?  The grace of her walk, the way she moves her hands?

Or is it her devotion to family, to herself and a cause?  Is the beauty of a woman found in the sound of her laughter, the glory within her heart?

Is her beauty found as she ages, in each wrinkle–a testament to life?  The way she holds a child in her arms, giving and nurturing?

Is her beauty found in three-piece suits, heels and lipstick?  Where is this woman…is she in you…do you recognize her could you…in a crowd?

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What is love?

diamonds_angel_hearts_263075_l.jpegI had a discussion with someone regarding relationships and this was my response:

 I think when you find the right person you can find all three:  joy passion and friendship and if you look at how life should be led the same three…live it with joy have passion in something you love and find friendships wherever you go.

Love is very convoluted…not easy I think and people say that love should be unconditional but I don’t think it is…people still place conditions on it…even with children I see parents placing conditions on their kids and vice versa.  If not there would never be any arguments right?
Being in love I feel is when those endorphins are released, you feel good inside and want to conquer the world…even colors look brighter and you feel on top of the world….now take that feeling and see if it can be stretched out for years and years…can it be done or only a few privileged people are able to experience it?  I say this because I always wonder about the high divorce rate here…again due to people placing all sorts of conditions on love.  But if you can meet someone who is also your best friend…I think those relationships can last a lifetime.
I think most people would like to think love is unconditional however I do not see it as being that way….impractical.  But when you work together as a unit and take into account a person’s strengths and weaknesses then you can have a lasting relationship but don’t fool yourself into thinking love (whether romantic or not)….is unconditional because as human beings, even unintentional…we do place conditions on our significant counterparts…..

What is compassion?

lightfx_streetlight_light_273059_m.jpegCompassion has an intrinsic reality of empathy.  Having an inward ability to understand the suffering of others. To be able to feel humanity….to see their heart, their soul…being able to recognize that you…the person–are all part of something much bigger–more glorious than just living this life with a limited vision.  It is the ability to be selfless…to feel an inner joy.  To not expect anything in return.  For compassion truly is passion but of a different class.