I downloaded an ebook called Beauty and the Beast Within written by Denise Grove. The ebook sells for $5. Denise’s description of the book is simple, “Think Marilyn Monroe meets Mother Theresa.” The journey is not about achieving perfection but finding peace.
”The Beautiful Woman’s Version of 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
Written By: Denise Grove
And now I will show you the most excellent way,
If I speak of calorie content and fat grams, but do not have love,
I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of eating carrots instead of cake and can fathom all diet and exercise mantras,
and if I have enough muscle mass that can move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give all my snacks to the poor and give over my body to the elliptical that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing (ain’t that the truth).
Love is patient, love is kind. It doesn’t have perfectly manicured nails, it does not wear concealer, it is not a size 0.
It does not deprive itself, it is not self-destructive,
it is not easily angered when its roots show,
it keeps no record of food intake.
Love does not delight in Botox but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
But where there are skinny jeans, they will cease;
where there are spinning classes, they will be stilled;
where there is deprivation, it will pass away
(and so might you)…
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
I pray you have a wonderful week!
I’ll have Link Party Highlights up tomorrow (Monday night).
See you then!