Friday, October 1, 2010


Last night I went and saw Stephanie Nielson (Nie Nie) speak. Wow. That's all I can say. Boy do I feel like a little brat. Here I am complaining that I weigh a few extra pounds and that I have stretch marks. Well boo hoo. Here is a woman who was burned over 80% of her body. She looks completely different than she did before the accident and she can stand in front of a group of hundreds and declare that she is beautiful. And she is. She truly is.

Here are some things that she said that I would like to remember.

Beauty is health,
Beauty is harmony,
Beauty is peace,
Beauty is self-confidence,
and Beauty is your inner voice sharing God's love and reminding you to return to Him. (I'm paraphrasing).

"Our beauty is a gift given to us by God and no one can take it away."

I'd like to end on that. I'll update you on the diet and such later. For now, just let those last words of hers sink in. How powerful to think that our beauty if from God and not something defined by anything or anyone here on Earth. And even more powerful is the knowledge that it is ours and cannot be taken away.


Teresa said...

I'm so jealous you got to hear her speak. She truly is an inspiration.

Sarah said...

ahhhhhhh! that was last night? blast! so glad you got to go. what an inspiration.

Jennifer said...

I would have LOVED to have gone to hear her! I'll be anxious to hear more details from you next time we see you. When will that be, by the way?

Miss you!