Nicholas Sparks / At First Sight (via abrightspark)
For it is not only in your joy we are made whole, but also in our weakness.
“…but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Romans 5:3-5 (NIV)
Oh beauty! Oh attraction! Such simple attributes for such a majestic race. How sad then that we do not recognize this. Simple people living out their lives, looking around them, judging constantly. We base our self worth of of other people’s thoughts and actions. We decide we are beneath ourselves. That we cannot hope to achieve this incredible standard of greatness that we hold other people to. Can we not see this? Why is our own misunderstanding of ourselves not projected onto others? We ARE the beautiful attractive people of the world, and not seeing this detracts from our very nature. We are less because we think so. Not because we are.