We learn early on that pretty is good.  Pretty is praiseworthy and pleasing and special, and being called pretty feels spectacular.  Who wouldn’t want that?

But maybe we should want something more for our girls.

“What I want you to be, Tish, is beautiful.  Beautiful means “full of beauty.”  Beautiful is not about the appearance of your outsides – beautiful is about what you’re made of.  Beautiful women are women who spend time discovering what they love – what sings to them – what their idea of beauty on this Earth is.  Then they make time each day to fill themselves up with that beauty.  They know themselves well enough to know what they love, and they love themselves enough to fill up with a little of their particular kind of beauty each day.”

Don’t Be Pretty – Be Beautiful in 2014 | Momastery