This blog is dedicated to a dear friend of mine (you know who you are)! She is the one who inspired me to write this post, who always supports my efforts on this blog, and is a woman who makes everything beautiful.
If you love a good romantic comedy like me, then I’m sure you’ve seen the movie Sleepless In Seattle staring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Call it a romcom, chick flick, or whatever you like. Either way it’s one of the great romanic comedies in my opinion.
There is a particular scene where Tom Hanks (aka Sam) is coerced by his little boy to speak about his late wife live on the radio. Sam speaks with “Doctor Marsha” aka the d.j. personality and psychologist attempting to analyze and resolve Sam’s sleep disorder caused by his dealing with the death of his wife. Slightly annoyed at having to discuss his personal life with Dr. Marsha, he reluctantly attempts to explain why he isn’t sleeping at night, stating that it’s Christmas and…”She made everything beautiful”.
It’s a heart wrenching moment in the movie (at least it was for me), because you see that Sam is mourning the loss of a woman who made life special for the family they shared. He noticed and appreciated the attempts his wife made at making the events of life sweet and memorable. Christmas was a bittersweet reminder of the void he and his son lived with daily, as she wasn’t around anymore making special memories with them.
Those words…”She made everything beautiful”. Tom Hanks (aka Sam) uttered the essence of what is innately inherent with almost every woman on earth.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, women are constantly seeking and integrating ways to make life special and beautiful for themselves and those that they love. Outward and inward beauty, beautifying the spaces around them, creating beautiful memories, preparing beautiful meals; one way or another, women seek beauty in some shape or form.
From dinner parties, birthdays, holidays, weddings, or picnics with the family, a woman thinks about what her family and friends might need to make the event enjoyable, special, and memorable. It isn’t just about aesthetics, but about creating an ambience that will become a special memory, indelible in the minds and hearts of those who’ve experienced it. Warm feelings, love, caring, going the extra mile to create unforgettable moments are a woman’s ultimate objective when she puts in the effort to beautify any event or environment.
Whether she lives in a house, apartment, mansion, or hut, a woman is thinking of ways to beautify and her space to make whatever abode she’s in feel like home. There’s a reason it’s called “nesting” when a pregnant woman is swept away by a cleaning frenzy before her baby arrives.
Capturing beauty whether it’s for her environment, or herself is innate and inbred within a woman’s soul. It’s spiritually fulfilling to create a beautiful space. We may not all be good at it. Some women are much more skilled at creating beauty than others, but we all want to be good at it.
Consider the little old lady who fills her yard with plastic flamingos and fake flowers. Her efforts might not satisfy everyones’ taste, but notice her motivation for why she does this. She wants color in her yard. She wants to be surrounded by beauty. She can’t tend to a garden like she did when she was young. Fake flowers are an easy way for her to have a beautiful garden without worrying about her physical ailments.
Whether you think about it or not, being around a beautiful space provides a sense of contentment, peace, and happiness. We all want our homes, offices, work spaces, modes of transportation, food, and appearances to look good. Some of us are much more motivated to achieve it, but when beauty presents itself, we all appreciate it on some level of consciousness.
Looks fade, money can be scarce, but you can never loose your sense of style and good taste. If a women were to pass away, people might recall her outward beauty and intelligence, but the most poignant memories would be how she made others feel. A woman who makes everything beautiful possesses inward beauty that exudes itself outward. She is the designer of our cherished memories holding on to past traditions while creating new ones for the future. Doing so, she is etching the engravings of sweet memories forever in our hearts.
Perhaps you’ve had a beautiful woman in your life. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends, teachers, or even a friend’s mom may been one of these influential beautiful women. We may not have always appreciated these women. Perhaps it took having children of our own to realize the love, dedication, and effort it took to create a remarkable time. Nevertheless, when our understanding of these efforts comes full circle, we are inspired and excited to carry on the torch of beauty for our own family.
Do you know someone who made everything beautiful in your life? Please share in the comments section below. I would love to know who she was and what she did that was so memorable to bring beauty in your life!