My favorite people that I had the chance to work with were some beautiful women from Brazillia, Taiwan, and Nepal in my GED class. And a whole group of incredible men and women from Nepal in the ESL class. These men and women are refugees, and they are incredible.
I learned many many things from them, though their English was limited, but the best thing I learned from them was the word "namaste".
If you've done yoga, you've probably heard the word before. Which I had. But hearing it from these incredible people and learning what it means sincerely touched my heart.
Namaste translates to "the divinity in me bows to the divinity in you." As the students walked into class each day, they would smile at us and say "Namaste, teacha! Namaste." And put their hands together and bow. Can you imagine how the world would change if we took the time to recognize the divinity, the light, and the beauty in everyone we met?
That's what beauty is to me. Recognizing the divinity within us all. Each one of us has an incredible potential, has dreams, has hopes, has heartaches, and has love. We all have passions for life. And that is what truly makes someone beautiful.
Through blogging, I've been able to meet some incredible, talented, amazing, and beautiful women. That's what inspired this post. YOU inspired this post. I'm only featuring six of you today, but let me tell you, there are hundreds of you that are truly beautiful who deserve to be counted as part of this post.
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These beautiful women know what they're talking about. Beauty is so much more than pretty hair or flawless skin. When you're smiling, when you know you've blessed someone else's life, when you are truly happy just to be yourself, that is when you are beautiful.
So to these wonderful women, and to all of you, I say Namaste, beautiful. Namaste.