Beautiful Resolutions

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Thanks to my friend Debbie for asking about MY resolutions! That’s the good news, the bad news is you’ll have to wait another day to hear them because I’m going to tell you about last year’s resolutions first.

My resolution for 2012 was to feel more beautiful.

Yes, I realize that this statement is not measurable or testable. I realize that I’m breaking my own rules. I honestly thought about how to measure it. “Kelly will feel 50% more beautiful in 2012.” or “Kelly will move from feeling slumly to at least cute 4 out of 7 days per week.”

I couldn’t arrive on a solution.

But I was all too aware of the problem.

This was how I felt about myself!


At some point in my life it was like I decided that I was not going to be beautiful. It was like I just shut down that part of my soul. I decided that was not my lot in life. I could be the funny one or the smart one or the interesting one… but never the beautiful one. I don’t know exactly when this happened. I just see the fall out that it did.

So I decided to do something about it.

I asked for prayer. I prayed. I sought counsel. I learned that beauty is 5% how you look and 95% how you feel about how you look. I didn’t spend more time primping, I didn’t spend oodles of money on cosmetics, I didn’t use more ointments, lotions, or creams.

Instead, I sought to become more the woman God created me to be.

And that is a very beautiful thing.

I know my new year’s resolution wasn’t testable or measurable, but I know I kept it all the same.


4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Kelly, you are one of the most beautiful people I know! I’m glad God used 2012 to help convince you of this.
    Can’t wait until your post on the 2013 resolutions, oh, suspense!

  2. Very well said pretty lady. By the way, when I first saw you in ATL a couple of weeks ago, your countenance was glowing. You indeed did keep your 2012 resolution.

  3. To me you are very beautiful. And I KNOW in God’s eyes you are very beautiful also. Just being a daughter of the king makes you very beautiful!
    Yes, I know I am prejudiced, but beauty is often said to be in the eyes of the beholder and after all, God’s and my eyes count for much!! Love you!

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