Powerful Beauty – Flipped upside down and around

by Bionic Beauty on 25.Sep.2009 · 4 comments

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As most of you know, Friday features the Powerful Beauty series… this week, I’m doing something a bit different. I tried it back in April and there was a pretty good response, so let’s do it again.

It’s time to share your “Anti-Powerful Beauty” stories!

Lately, I’ve seen it on Twitter… people bashing someone’s personal opinion. Or the lady at the grocery store recently who literally shoved me out of the way because… well, who knows why. She just did. And women being catty to each other. Oi vey!

Life’s just too short. I know we all gossip a bit. I’m certainly not saying I am an angel, but I honestly do *try* to be a good person. I help my friends whenever possible. Sometimes to the extent that my own work suffers. But I know they’ll always be there for me when I need the favor returned. What goes around, comes around- Karma, right? I smile at strangers. I wave at every car when driving through my neighborhood. I leave thank you notes for my FedEx, UPS, and post men. I move shopping carts away from people’s cars. They’re little things, but they make me think (silly enough) that I might help someone or bring a smile to someone’s face.

Anyhow, enough of my thoughts… What have you experienced lately that made you realize that’s NOT how you want to act- and that’s certainly NOT a Powerful Beauty!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Briana September 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm

OK, if it’s already flipped upside down and around, I will say I am lucky to live where neighbor’s all truly care. I woke up yesterday to my neighbor’s horse’s going crazy and knowing she has a badly broken leg (actually the neighbor and the horse going nut’s BOTH have broken leg’s right now)..

So I sneaked across the road in my nightie and found that one of the horses was loose and on the curvy canyon road. I grabbed a handful of nose and mane and walked her back to the barn…and a total “stranger” had blocked a dangerous blind curve with his pickup in the event of a vehicle blindly coming around the corner, he was willing to take the hit when he saw Me trying to get Nika back into her pasture.

Random Act’s of kindness ……. are so beautiful.

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2 Susan September 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Powerful Beauty Turns Upside-Down at Local Supermarket.
I heard her shrill and strident voice across two aisles in the store. Her tone was edgy, getting louder as she let her misery take charge.
I turned my cart into her aisle and saw a young woman with a toddler in her cart = a tiny prisoner trapped under his mother’s cloud of negativity.
Mom was probably under thirty, but her permanent frown made her appear much older.
My first reaction was the urge to move away from this bundle of gloom; then I took another look at her, wondering how she would look, and act, if she could become aware that she had a choice. She acted the way she did because she probably grew up in a similar atmosphere. As all children do, her behavior was modeled after the adults in her young life, and sadly, her child would do the same. She honestly did not realize she had any options. I felt very sad for her then.
She was wearing makeup, but it did nothing to make her attractive. How very sad. She had power, all right. Negative power. As much as I would have liked to help, I had no idea how anything I could say or do would make a positive difference in her life. I wanted to tell her that she could stop repeating the mistakes she had witnessed as a child. She could choose the kind of person she wanted to be. I had no words for her – only a prayer.
We all make choices, every moment. We may know a person we admire because they are always so positive and cheerful. Do these people lead charmed lives? Are all their experiences happy ones? Of course not! They just choose to be the way we see them. That is their powerful, beautiful secret.

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3 Briana September 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm

So well written, Susan….Thank You for taking the time to make that contribution..

Bionic Bronnie

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4 Luci Weston September 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm

@Susan: Wow, your observations are so right. I feel bad for that child and I wasn’t there!

Walking around happy or sad is a state of mind for most people. I do believe, and have met, those who would rather grimace and gripe – this is the only way they feel alive. These are the same people who are always “victims” of their circumstance. They use excuses and blame to avoid changing their lives for the better. This attitude carries with it the power to drain those with whom these sorry sacks come into contact. They are the antithesis of powerful beauty. One can call them “energy vampires,” or to answer Jami’s query, they are the most certainly the “powerful uglies!”

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