Hello Highlites. I hope everyone is being beautiful. To be beautiful means being yourself, loving yourself and being beautiful on the inside. Beauty is how you feel inside.

It seems that if you take care of the inside, the outside will take care of itself. Have you ever met someone and they just light up the room with their personality? They might be considered beautiful by traditional standards, but their self confidence is what draws people to them.

These people believe deep inside they are loving and beautiful with no need to convince everyone else around them that they are. Their internal qualities shine, and you find yourself in awe of them, naturally attracted to their presence.

These people exude inner beauty and appear attractive in unique ways, not by what they are wearing or their hairstyle, but by the energy they give out and the aura that surrounds them.

In other words, when  beauty comes from within as without, it in turn magnifies their outer beauty. There's nothing more beautiful than a person who exudes self-confidence and self-love. They glow with warmth and appreciation for all they have and are, and this gratitude radiates from their soul.

But society has us thinking that we can't love ourselves and others. We as women can't love other women (especially black women) we can't love our sisters, we can't support our sisters because of the love that we don't have for ourselves. We're afraid to give each other complements, to smile at one another, and that is a sign of low self esteem or envy.

There will always be someone better looking, thinner, richer, and smarter, so stop comparing yourself to others and embrace who you are, and what you have, flaws and all! Most times it's not our looks that make us unattractive, it's our thoughts and attitude.

Looking great on the outside is something we all want and work hard towards, yes myself included, but having that feel good feeling from the inside about yourself to allow you to be Beyoutoful. I'm working on myself to be the best woman I can be inside and out. But mainly insid. Living high on self confidence.

Speaking of the outside, today I'm wearing these gorgeous pants and top that I picked up at TJMaxx. Always great finds in that store. The bag is thrifted and the shoes are a pair of my faves. I hope I have inspired someone to look in the mirror and love what they see and if not, it's never to late to work on yourself to  be who you want to be.

Confidence and intelligence will never stop being beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day by going out living high on love. Show someone some love.

Debbie Jones