There is a scene from the movie Forest Gump where Forest discovers that he has a son.
Being overcome with joy and shock, Forest looks at his son and says, “He’s the most beautiful thing I ever saw.”
When we are born, at that moment, does God say, “That’s the most beautiful thing I ever saw.”?
I believe He does.
He created us, He formed us and He gave us life.
We are created in His image.
What could be more beautiful?
Our hereditary traits and genes offer a predisposition toward our features.
Hair color, nose, length of legs, width of shoulders, etc.
Why do we determine beauty by another’s physical attributes?
It is from within that beauty is determined.
The discovery of true beauty is an endless expedition of ecstasy.
What would happen if you developed a list of one hundred questions and sat and interviewed your spouse, girlfriend or partner?
Interview not interrogate.
Ask them anything and everything.
Find out where their heart is, what is important to them.
Find out what meal they would like to be served, in detail, not what meal they can best serve.
Ask about this, ask about that.
Until you discover who they really are, you will never realize the true attribute of their beauty, their soul.
Personally, I do not believe you can make a decision to love someone nor can you make a decision not to.
It is not a choice.
You love them before you even know their name.
And yes, I do believe in coup de foudre.
It is french for love at first sight.
Not when we first lay eyes on someone.
Nor when we see our new born child for the first time.
It is when we seek out the often undiscovered beauty that we see in others as God sees them.
Flawless not fautless.
I do believe that God falls in love with us when we are born.
Actually, before we were born, He knew us.
And loved us then.
Before He even knew our name.
He allows us to discover the true beauty within ourselves and the source of beauty within others.