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A Layered Beauty | Queen of Your Own Life

by Cindy Ratzlaff

She wrote herself a note and kept it where she could read it every single day. If there was such layered beauty in a tiny feather, there was most certainly more to discover about herself. ~ Queenisms™

Why is it so hard to see the beauty in ourselves? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and have decided that I’m going to make a list of things about me that are beautiful. If I can see the beauty in a rock, a tree, a bumble bee, or any other thing in nature, I will learn to see it in myself.  Here’s the beginning of my list:


  • My eyes are beautiful. They have small lines around them caused by laughter and age…both of which I think are worthy of celebration.
  • My shoulders are beautiful. They’re strong, straight and help me keep my terrific posture.
  • My hair is beautiful. It’s not the color I was born with, or is it the length it once was. But I secretly love the silver strands and how thick it is.

I invite you to make your own list and share at least one think about your layered beauty that you love. It’s refreshing to admit we like things about ourselves. Now it’s your turn.

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6 Responses to “A Layered Beauty | Queen of Your Own Life”

  1. sandi morgan says:

    i am still learning to leave behind fear and negativity at 60 i am sooo much better ~ i am funny and i have a lot of common sense especially at creative problem solving

  2. Kathy says:

    At the age of 60 I finally realize it’s OK to be proud about something suberficial like how I look. Growing up, I was taught to worry about that is vain and everyone is beautiful in their own way, but a compliment now and then would’ve been nice. So now I embrace that at 60 I have beautiful skin. Very few wrinkles and I’ve been told I look much younger. I am proud of that! PS I love your site!! Thanks so much

  3. Queen Frankie says:

    I have gorgeous hair. It’s shoulder length and I’m growing it longer. It took me 63 years to get it, but it is the most glorious, shiny silver!

    Thank you for encouraging me to think good things about myself.

  4. cindy says:

    Queen Frankie, We love the way you’re thinking about yourself. Isn’t it fun to look in the mirror and smile as you appreciate your gorgeous hair?

  5. cindy says:

    Kathy, we think it’s natural and human to enjoy a compliment every now and then. That worry about vanity, that we all grew up with, often stopped many of us from seeing even the slightest bit of beauty and talent in ourselves. We were so worried about being vain that we just stopped seeing it. We’re pleased as punch that you can now say “I have beautiful skin.” And, thank you, by the way for the lovely words about our site. We appreciate the compliment!

  6. cindy says:

    We highly value a sense of humor, Sandi, and we too have to practice leaving fear and negativity behind. Even though we talk about it and write about it, those emotions can creep into our lives and overcome us. So we’re vigilant and we are proud of our efforts. Thank you so much for leaving a comment. We can’t tell you how much it means to us to have you as part of this community.

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