Katie Makkai, a veteran poetry slammer, defining the word “pretty”. This video is a little intense at times and worth watching to the very end when Katie delivers the goods! (Not appropriate for young children.)
I was looking through a magazine last weekend when my nine-year old daughter, Bella, noticed a head shot of a women in her late 60′s.
Bella said, “Wow. She is really pretty.”
I asked, “Why do you think she is pretty?”
Bella said, “She has kind eyes. I bet she’s really nice.”
I love that Bella noticed the woman in the magazine for that reason alone.
Too many people are obsessed with being physically pretty instead of cultivating intelligence, creativity, kindness, strength, authenticity, bravery, etc. Why?
I hope my daughters know they are not merely pretty, but pretty amazing!