Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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  1. Thts great !!!!!
    Thanks for sharing…..

  2. She definitely knows of what she speaks here. I’m really not aware of anyone else who was so widely respected by their peers one day and then scorned the next just for continuing their work in the same fearless objective and scientific manner. At least not in the sciences, although I’m sure I’m leaving a bunch of people off. Her “Life After” series had a pretty profound effect on my thinking.

  3. Thank you, I really needed to hear this reminder today <3

  4. It’s like we’re in perfect sync—I had this realization in my own life yesterday and how encouraging to have this affirmed again from an outside source. Walking my father to his grave has been dark and traumatic these last few years but yesterday the idea eased in… As I rise from a place of darkness I continue to both have the potential to be defeated as well as the potential to become a powerful, positive, solid force with a beauty that can be achieved no other way than bravely walking forward through a dark, confusing, heartbreaking wilderness. I’ll carry this with me always, yet transcend it and it’s grip can be transformed into a more powerful life stance… a stance that can also bring a lifeline to others in the midst of despair.

    For anyone who should pass by this comment, I would also recommend a book called Stitches by Anne Lamont.

    And to bring it back again: High five swiss miss.

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