April 6, 2008

Definition of Beauty

One dictionary definition of beauty is: the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).

As the title suggests, this blog focuses on those "things" I find to be beautiful. But, as you know, beauty is not merely limited to the appearance of inanimate objects. There is a greater and deeper beauty to be found in such qualities as kindness, generosity or humble gratitude, and especially in the people who display them. Make no mistake, though I do enjoy beautiful "things," I take a greater pleasure in beautiful "people" who are beautiful not because of the way they look, but because of the way they live! (I Peter 3:3-4)

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