Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for Captivating

(Please forgive me if this is incoherent... I have the flu, and if all my typing makes actual words, I figure I'm doing pretty well.)

You are captivating.  Did you know that?

Definition: to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence.

Synonyms (and these I love): bewitching, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating

beautyToo often, when we look at ourselves, we see only the things that are not captivating.  We see physical imperfections. We see all the ways that we don't measure up to someone else.  We see the mistakes we've made. The thorny paths we've gone down.  We believe in the supposed truth of every negative word and glance that we've ever had to endure.

But I don't see that when I look at you. I see beauty, and I see talent, and I see courage. I see kindness, and I see worth, and I see compassion. I see grace, and I see the enchanting gift of having you in my life.

You're not the ugly duckling that we sometimes feel ourselves to be.  You're the swan, beautiful and regal and accomplished.  You're the beautiful princess or the handsome prince.

You are enchanting.
You are fascinating.

And, yes, you are captivating.  Can you live it?


12 comments:

  1. "Can you live it?"

    I'll try. I was an ugly duckling when I was a kid. Then when I grew up I became a big ugly duck. *Quack* Hope your flu gets better soon.

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    1. Awww... see, now you can't think that way. Who says ducks are ugly anyway? You are amazing!

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    2. S'ok Jo, I'm just fooling. You're pretty amazing too. Everything in this captivating speech applies to you too, you know.

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    3. :) thank you, that's really sweet!

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  2. What in inspirational post. Feel better!

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  3. Back at you! You're the captivating one...with this uplifting post.
    Get better soon!

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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    1. Aw, you're sweet. I'm trying, I'm trying... lol

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  4. I think that this is a great post. Everyone can relate. It is so much easier to focus on the negatives. I'm not sure why. I hope that you feel better soon.

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    1. I don't know why it's so much easier, but it always is. It takes so much more of someone communicating to me that I'm GOOD at something for me to believe it... but just one instance of "you kinda suck" and I'm back at the bottom. We are weird people!

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