Beauties Only Skin Deep

Inner Beauty

I have been quite anxious to write about this topic and over the course of the last several weeks I have actually observed others from the mall to the gym and have concluded that beauty does begin within a person. You can purchase designer clothing and work-out until your buns are so hard they can bounce,you can diet for months until you feel thin and attractive but if you don't feel beautiful on the inside , you are certainly not going to be beautiful on the outside. So for those of you who do not feel as beautiful as the next person and it doesn't matter what your size, shape,or color you are it is about beginning with the inside the following are some tips to jump start your beauty.

Seven ways to bring out your inner beauty

1. Look in the mirror and say to yourself "I LOVE ME" it isn't vane it is the beginning of a wonderful process. Love yourself for who you are not what the media wants us to be. Alter your behavior towards others say something positive to them and not negative , this can boost your inner beauty.

2. Judge others on what they can do, not on what they look like. When you look at the superficial things, like clothing,hair and facial features you begin to develop a very shallow personality. Always treat people equal and fairly as one good turn deserves another.

3. Take the time to assist others who are in need ,volunteer ,help a neighbor ,listen to a friend and you will see your inner beauty begin to sparkle.

4. Conduct yourself with integrity at all times ,do not follow in your friends footsteps be yourself and hold your head high , you never know who is paying attention.

5. Smile at everyone you see as when you smile your inner beauty will radiate and others will see it as well.

6. Be enthusiatic about life as others will be atttracted by your positive and upbeat personality and will be drawn to you for who you are.

7. Always pay full attention to others and listen,listen, listen never interrupt as people enjoy when others listen to there needs and wants.

Finally as you work on these changes and continue to be a positive, energetic person your inner beauty will continue to shine through and through.

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Ask Addie 8 years ago

I wish everyone could follow these guidelines. The world would be a much prettier place. :) Good hub


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you as It took some serious observation so that I could come to my conclusions. Life is so short that we all need to appreciate one another. I hope that others will see it as well.


Ananta65 8 years ago

True beauty comes from inside indeed. And remember: everything is perception.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You are correct all percieve what it really is, however what really is beauty? that is the question.


Ananta65 8 years ago

Isn't that different for each of us?


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I absolutely agree but it is simple perception and all of us should look on the inside before looking on the outside as that is where it all begins.


canubhonest 8 years ago

Beauty.. True beauty is so simple as a smile. yes. you got it... When you smile at someone you almost force them to smile back.. its obligation that does it. But there at that moment you are the beauty in their life.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you for the positive and I love the name canubhonest now that is something to smile about.


alwades 8 years ago

We are beautiful


alwades 8 years ago

Each of us is unique in the sight of God. God created us in His own image and likeness. We are all beautiful in His sight. We are also so precious that He gave His only begotten Son(Jesus Christ) for us to died in our place to pay the penalty of our sins. His love rescue us from eternal death. We are all precious and beautiful.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Alwades I could not agree with you more :)


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Beautiful words!!

Hopefully people can take on board (including me) these tips which can make the world a much better place for everyone!


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you for the comment we all know it is hard and yes it takes time I did it and it such a better place. Not a day goes by where I do not implement all of them . You can do it!!!


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MoonLetters 8 years ago

Your hub interested me because I am going through a problem with my skin that makes me question my beauty. Thanks for giving me practical tips on how to love myself just as I am. By the way, when is your birthday?


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Moon never ever question your beauty , as you are beautiful just the way you are and always remember that. God has made all of us beautiful and in his image. Hold your head up and love yourself. My birthday is January 3 and I am a Capricorn. Beauty is not what comes out of a bottle but is what comes from the inside then out first. :)


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Om Paramapoonya 8 years ago

I think people who are happy and healthy are the most beautiful ones. Great hub!


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Andromeda10 8 years ago from Chicago

Finding that inner beauty. Great read!

http://clickingitforward.blogspot.com


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you Om Paramapoonya and Andromeda10 you both responded at the same time, thank you again for the compliment as you will see other interesting articles very soon.


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creativeMind 8 years ago from Cochin

what you published is right. well said.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I am glad you agree. :)


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2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Good Hub. We are very much of the view that nobody will look lovely unless they begin from inside. Loving yourself and helping others are such core components of true beauty.


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Jillian Snow 8 years ago from Northeast, USA

Thanks for taking on this subject - I believe it deserves a much closer look. Particularly as women we know the truth in these words - and yet the world we live in can make it very difficult to put them in practice. As the mother of daughters I see the true conflict between understanding true beauty and wanting to have the confirmation from peers and society at large.


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

I think that if you believe yourself to be beautiful or project beautiful qualities, you will be more beautiful to others. I really enjoyed this excellent hub.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Jillian, As a young girl I went through peer pressure and was taunted going through that ugly duckling stage , I remember the answer that a 6th grade teacher gave me years ago. She had pointed out the budding rose and said to me ,"Just like that rose you will bloom". Keep your head up and always start from the inside , do not be judgemental as so did my mother tell me this. Going through those grueling years I did bloom beautifully both inside and out. It is so hard to be a young girl but with love and guidance they to can be more beautiful then the next it just takes patience. I am glad you enjoyed the article and I was happy to take the subject on as to me it has been long overdue.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Steph, Thank you for the positive response I will be writing other articles similiar to these as after close observation I believe they could be very helpful.


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Isolde 8 years ago from Boston, MA

awesome advice. I posted a similar hub about getting ready to hit the beach this summer, and I think it is sad the lengths we have to go to convince ourselves we are beautiful because an industry and a hypnotized population tell us what beauty is. Keep up the hubs, they are powerful and very helpful.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you and look for another soon as I am working on it now so it will post soon.


Greatful 8 years ago

I think what a person does to make the world a better place is what makes them beautiful. An example of a beautiful person is Greg Mortenson. Greg Mortenson, one mountain climber of great vision who is changing the world. Take this tribute quiz to learn more... http://www.mystudiyo.com/act68103/mini/go/globetri...


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Plutt 8 years ago

Great psot.

I fully a agree.

I worte a post on how to love yor body last week. Read it.

http://yournaturalwellness.com/2008/06/18/love-you...


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I definitely will read both of them as they sound very interesting. Thanks for the great response.


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byee 8 years ago

Simple things make a huge difference. I definitely admire people who glow on the outside because they are very happy with themselves from within. Wish everyone was more positive like that.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Byee,

You are absolutely correct about simple things and I do wish as well that everyone was like that. This is why I chose to write this article.


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bettiegurrl 8 years ago from Portland, Or

Look in the mirror and say to yourself "I LOVE ME". Easier said than done somedays. :)

I really feel that true beauty is the way one conducts themselves, what they REALLY feel on the inside and how they treat others. If someone is absolutely gorgeous yet is constantly putting down others and only thinks of themselves, that person becomes very ugly to me. If someone is so-so looking or even ugly on the outside, yet respects themselves and others, they win my respect hands down. My fathers always asked me, "Why do you date such ugly guys when you can do so much better?" and I tell him, "Dad, its not what he looks like to me, its how he treats me and WHO he is, not what he looks like. THATS what makes him goodlooking to me." :)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Bettiegurrl,

That is why beauty begins on the inside and you have to love yourself as well no matter what you look like on the outside true beauty begins within.


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GoogleCashMoney 8 years ago from Mumbai, India

Very Good Hub. I wish If I can follow the same


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You can it jsut takes a little work but you can :)


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Annette Rozen 8 years ago

I liked your phrase "your buns are so hard they can bounce" a rather amusing but accurrate description of some! I also loved the things you wrote, when i make the effort to smile at the other people in my path, it makes me feel better about me. All the things you wrote are obvious and yet how often do we actually stop to do them?


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Annette,

Thanks I am happy to see that you enjoyed the phrase :) if each one of us works on ourselves it could be a much better place.


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John foster 8 years ago from South Africa

Outer beauty can be taken away in an instant. In a relationship it is only there for the first few meetings and then it is overlooked. Inner beauty is there to stay though, and it is the true beauty that must be looked for. It is something that shows in the eyes as they are the door to the soul. A relationship built on the attraction of the inner beauty will last, wheras one only on outer beauty seldom does.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You are right on target and yes I agree your eyes are the window to your soul.


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Cassandra Senior 8 years ago from Illinois

excellent tips! I'm going to try to use them!


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You can do it!!!


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smallbizpro 8 years ago from Toronto, ON

Wonderful Hub and a great topic.

It's true that you need to love yourself to really be able to love others and find your place in the world - imagine how different things could have been for the likes of Anna Nicole Smith, Karen Carpenter and others if they saw past what they perceived as imperfections, and saw themselves as beautiful and real people?

Great Hub, thank you for sharing! :)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You sound like such a good person and certainly not one that judges a book by there cover. I see that you look on the inside as well as the outside. Our world needs others like you . I am certailny glad that I could share with so many and that there is a sincere appreciation on the topic. I just posted a topic on Self-Image that goes hand in hand with inner beauty. I would just like for people to take back there on self-worth and stop worrying about perception and start looking at each other for who they really are. If I can touch a handful , it may slowly start a change of events.


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syaiful majid 8 years ago from Jogjakarta

i agree with your comments....

its great hub....


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syaiful majid 8 years ago from Jogjakarta

i agree with your comments....

its great hub....


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thanks :)


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a_dork 8 years ago from egotistical jersey, usa

great post - just forwarded to my wife.. hope it can help her release her inner beauty :O)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

It will she just has to remind herself how wonderful she is :)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

It will she just has to remind herself how wonderful she is :)


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Die'Dre' 8 years ago from The Great Pacific Northwest

Nice job. I believe our essence radiates from within. I like have an inner glow that shows.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

What a nice topic! Very interesthing and good insights.


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weblog 8 years ago from 1India

I liked it too.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Die'Dre ,Sweetie Pie and Weblog Thank you as I hope that as each person reads it, that can use it for themselves or show it to another person. As Inner Beauty is Eternal and has the most amount of meaning , it all goods hand in hand with Self Image and Self Esteem. I am hoping that this enlightens many and they work on not being so harsh to others and also to themselves.


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herblady 8 years ago from Indiana

I enjoyed this hub so much and at a time it was needed to be heard,LOL

may i join four fan list


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You certainly can :) I am glad that you enjoyed it!!!


JDez0890 8 years ago from Louisiana

LOVE the hub! Brilliant subject to write about btw! Wish i could think of some interesting topics. Do you follow your own advice? Its so refreshing to hear someone with those ideas and values in today's society.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thanks!!! Yes I follow my own advice as I had to do it myself before I could expect others to work on themselves. I spent time observing others as well and came to advice and conclusions. You can think of interesting topics, just write what you love to share , that is what I do. I also answer other requests that interest me. Being on Hub Pages is fun and I enjoy sharing with others and reading there articles. YOU CAN DO IT!!


plumpamela 8 years ago from florida

May we all look deep into the soul ,to see the beauty with in.Loved your hub


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you as I believe in beauty within and many others should too. :)


AMRUTHRAJ 8 years ago from INDIA

WILL THERE IS A WAY


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Yes there is :)


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Patience Virtue 8 years ago from All Over

Wonderful, lovely hub! It's funny, but I've been realizing lately how bad the media is for my mind. All of the commercials, advertisements, movies, books, pictures, celebrities, etc. always seem to be portrayed as perfect and sometimes it's hard not to be intimidated and discouraged by that. But I do have real beauty inside that has nothing to do with whether or not I "measure up" to society's arbitrary standards of beauty. This hub seems to have come at just the right time!

Oh, but I did wonder about tip #2. Personally, I've been in a group of people who judged me for what I could do instead of what I looked like and it was only marginally better. The best thing to do--and I think this is more what you meant--is to look for the best and the beautiful in everyone we see.

Amazing hub, thank you, thank you, thank you!


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michellemoseley 8 years ago from New Hampshire

Wow, great topic. Inner beauty. I wish more people could look past the surface. Surface beauty fades and wrinkles, sags and stretches. The inside is what doesn't change. I hear that it takes a sense of humor to grow old gracefully. That and a beautiful inside.

Michelle Moseley


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Patience Virtue,

I am certainl glad that you gained insight from it as the mroe it gets out there I sincerely hope people understand. Don't listen to the media as they get paid to do not alwaus what is best, focuson the positive in life.


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camedmondson 8 years ago from Hollywood

My friend's dad, Bill Coates, told me that beauty may only be skin deep, but ugly goes right to the bone.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

He is right as you can be absolutley beautiful but your negative or arrogant disposition can go right to the bone especially when a person things that they are better then the next person when they are truly not. Think about this when we all past away and after we decompose what is behind the decomposition? A bag of bones interesting how one may have larger eye sockets, different type of nose structure, teeth etc but skeletons all look the same so no matter what you like it begins on the inside.


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Princessa 8 years ago from France

Beautiful hub. Beauty is indeed inside. Last week my daugther was talking to my 80 year old grandmother and I overheard her saying "you are so beautiful mama". And indeed my grandmother is a beatiful lady because she faces life with a courageous attitude always trying to be happy and make other people happy. It is her happiness and positive attitude that makes her so attractive


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Ohh that is a beautiful story , I am certain it is wonderful to have her around. It is something that will be cherished forever and your daughter is learning at such a young age, which is a wonderful thing. Thank you for reading my article.


ROSE80 8 years ago

Your future friend

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mikeq107 8 years ago

AEvans,

Great Hub and obversations..i think the above comments said it all!

MikeQ:0)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thanks !!! :)


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Jeremy_Sandy 8 years ago from Des Moines, IA

Great Hub!

There is a saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" If you can develop the mindset that you truly are beautiful, then the rest of the world will see you that way too.

Your mindset is infectous. What you believe about yourself is what others will believe about you as well.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I couldn't agree more and I hope that everyone who read it took something from it, as it is written the way life should be.:) Thank you for commenting.


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

I sometimes wondered some actresses who were not so beautiful but still people are so attracted to them. I guess it's the diva like quality about them(Its that quality how they feel about themselves internally).

But again beauty also is about perception and which keeps changing from person to person. Sometimes it's heart of the person that makes them more attractive than what they physically look like. Anyway when nothing much is known about a person(esp guys) then they do look at physical looks (face/body) and nothing wrong with that (but certainly that shouldn't be the only thing to look at).

There is a famous quote about beauty: "Beauty intoxicates both the holder and beholder".


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Country Women, you are correct it starts on the inside and radiates to the outside. :) None of us can change our features hoever we need to Thank God that we are who we are , as we all can be beautiful both inside and out.


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Seaphot 8 years ago from WA

You hit it on the mark with the mirror.

Thank you for that awesome guide for beauty of the mind, the spirit, and the body. As a retired photographer of Dance and the Arts...I have many times worked with a beautiful model when inner beauty was hiding or suppressed. No amount of training to pose would make them sensationally or timelessly beautiful. When someone approaches a mirror and says...I am OK and I am a creation of beauty...it seems to free them to be ever more beautiful to themselves and others. I hope my photography (and the mirror of my camera eye) also made more models feel deservedly worthy of God's creative beauty in the image they themselves project.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Seaphot, You are absolutely welcome as outside beauty will fade but inside beauty is timeless.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

It is has been here for awhile but it does get some serious reviews and I truly appreciate you commenting.:)


madbrk 8 years ago

Hub is great . It kind of relates to one of my hubs on the Dating site . Kinda.

Its simple to say Hoping the ones we fall in lovw with is as pretty on the inside as the outside.


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Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

thanks for bringing up the discussion. great hub.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thanks for reading and reviewing.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

hI AEvans really well said.I can see you practice what you preach you are a lovely hubber inside and out.I really agree with what you have said as we talked about before.You have to learn to love who you are,and dish out all the crap inside yes it makes all the difference.If you feel beautiful it just shines out from within you.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

blondepoet: It certainly does and I am glad that you took the time to read it.:)


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Looking over your hubs, I decided to start reading this one first. I liked what you said in your profile about liking to help people. I guess that is the nurse in you and this hub reflects that. I'm retired from nursing, but also love helping people and continue to do it in other important ways. There is an old saying..."Beauty is as beauty does." You are obviously a beautiful person.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Peggy, Thank you for the warm and wonderful comment as I love people and I strive everyday to make someone happy, to make them smile and hope that they can believe in themselves. :)


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muley84 7 years ago from Miami,FL

Great hub! Inner beauty radiates and shows on the outside. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, my internet was down.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

muley84: I understand computers and I am glad you stopped by it is amazing how this article keeps rejuvenating itself and is at number 4 on google and moves up and down from number one to number four. :)



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Bredavies 7 years ago

This is actually very helpful and I am bookmarking it!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Bredavies: This is one of my oldest hubs and I am glad that you have enjoyed it! Quite a few people have read it too, it speaks the truth and thank you for bookmarking. :)


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Harvey Stelman 7 years ago from Illinois

A,

Not many guys here, does that make me gay? "Not that there's anything wrong with that." Jerry Seinfeld.

What's to disagree with, it's all true. Except when you are single and "on the prowl." Looks are the first thing that attracts you, then the inside comes out. Good job.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Harvey: I wrote this from the heart and what is amazing is that it has gotten well over 11,000 hits and its an oldie. It was one of my master pieces thank you for the compliment. :)


soumyasrajan 6 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

Hi! AEvans

Enjoyed your hub. Indeed inner beauty and happiness and spreading of it to others gives an eternal never lasting enjoyment.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

soumyasrajan: Thank you and I could not agree more! You certainly managed to dig this one up from the ashes and I thank you. :)


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devsir 6 years ago from Earth

It is true. Outside beauty fades with age but inside beauty is forever till eternity. Excellent Hub with excellent points. I am a fan.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

devsir: Thank you and it is true I am also writing a hub with the request you had asked, thank you for a great idea. :)


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jayb23 6 years ago from India

I wont use any adjectives to describe this hub. Its beyond them. Simple and thought provoking."Look in the mirror and say to yourself "I LOVE ME", something each and everyone shld do. And you know wat Evans, Iam yet to understand y people are so busy impressing others rather than doin what they truly believe in. Keep up the good work.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jayb23: It is the Psyche, the media, etc that aide people with doing what they do, but when you go deep witin that is where beauty always begins.:) Thank you for pulling this one from the ashes. :)


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

These are all very true...I am fat all my life but succeeded in in losing more than 40lbs, but just like what you said if you don't feel pretty inside, you can't appreciate it...I am bigger again and a little more I will be back to my heaviest, but I am happier deep inside..


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

This is so awesome, beautiful and motivational. I am in love with it. Bookmarking it for further use. You re super hot AEvans.


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

WHOA! That is another awesome one. I voted up!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

IntegrityYes: Thanks. One pulled out of the archives from a long time ago. :)

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