Beauty from the Inside Out!

Her eyes meet the beautiful eyes and faces of the cover girls.  All these girls are saying to her,  “Look at me, look how beautiful and youthful I am.  If you use this product, you will look just like me!”

 

Yun does not have great tolerance or patience for shopping.  The glitter of the stores confuse her and even immobilize her.  She can lose all her clarity and decision making ability while shopping.   She needs some solution for her contact lenses, so off she goes, no where else but Costco.  Shopping at Costco never seems eventful.  It is always a very practical trip of getting there, getting what is needed and heading back.   So, Costco will  do.  She will get  the essentials of food and housewares, even some personal things such as socks, shampoo, eye drops.

Yun marches to the cosmetic counter looking for the Boston eye solution.  She pays attention to see what’s good at the cosmetic counter that might have the magic power to spare her and save her from the increasing density of winkles and  darker and darker age spots.

Her eyes meet the beautiful eyes and faces of the cover girls.  All these girls are saying to her,  “Look at me, look how beautiful and youthful I am.  If you use this product, you will look just like me!”  How tempting!  For  a second, Yun thinks she could be just as glamorous as these cover girls if she is willing to spend $170 on a tub of the eye cream product they are advertising for!

Is it really true that we can preserve the look of youth by using  expensive cosmetics?  Is it really important to preserve our youthful looks?  “Why,”  Yun asks herself while staring at these beautiful looking cover girls and the price tags on these products.   Wouldn’t  it be cheaper just to have a youthful heart and spirit?

Sadly, she finds the answer discouraging.  In order to  preserve a youthful heart,  it can be even more expensive because it takes a lot more time and attention.  However, the return is almost more certain than preventing one’s skin from wrinkles and one’s body from decay.

So, make yourself beautiful the hard way, the expensive way.  Not by covering up the wrinkles but by taking care of your heart, so it is not  wrinkled up, callous, bitter, skeptical or idle.

“Bye for Now” from The Two Whos

Cece-one of The Two Whos http://www.thetwowhos.com

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