Reflect beautiful thoughts

October 25, 2017 | 14 comments

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

~ Roald Dahl

14 thoughts on “Reflect beautiful thoughts”

  1. Reflecting God’s loveliness and seeing it everywhere is true beauty. Kind of makes cosmetic surgery for a wonky nose and double chin frivolous. 😉

  2. thank you Evan, as God`s reflection we should have good thoughts, and we express God`s qualities of friendlyness and beauty. We have just to stick to this truth, praying and listening. I am grateful that I learnt that in Christian Science! 🙂

  3. How very true this is and thanks, Evan. When I was in high school we had a new teacher come to our Sunday School and she was assigned to my class. When I first saw her all I could see was a very large nose. As time progressed and she expressed much love, understanding and compassion her spiritual beauty appeared in all its fullness (and her nose just blended into her face). I was totally unable to see a large nose! What a beautiful lesson this has been to be over the years. True beauty comes from within and it’s source is our Father-Mother, God.

  4. Thanks Evan and All! One of my favorite statements in Science and Health is (pg 248):

    “One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful.”

    Perhaps this is because we view our friends more through spiritual sense than material sense and therefore all we see are their beautiful spiritual qualities and characteristics.

  5. My favorite saying. “What you think about your bring about !”
    “Stand porter at the door of thought…”

  6. So true and so beautiful! Thanks to all. I have a poem that says “What you hold in your heart, you wear in your face.”

  7. This reminds me of how often we describe someone or hear someone described as “a beautiful person”. When this is said, the speaker is never describing the other one’s appearance, but their character and beautiful qualities. Being a face painter, I am with small children all the time and I see them all as beautiful. Their sweet innocence and trust , gentleness and exhuberance are their expression of the Divine Spirit, Divine Life, perfect Love. I see them all as windows that that God’s light of Love just shines through.

  8. and also what I meant to say is that, yes small children ARE physically beautiful of course…but as the quote above says, that is BECAUSE of their beautiful pure and loving thoughts.

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