What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks you to define beauty? If you’re like most people, it is likely an aspect of physical attractiveness.
Do you think of yourself as beautiful? How often does someone tell you they find you beautiful?
Do those living in senior living communities view themselves as beautiful? How often are they told they are beautiful?
A BoredPanda post shared the reaction of students to hearing they were beautiful. Take a moment to check it out:
How do you imagine those in senior living would respond? Have you ever explored the topic of beauty with them?
This year I am on a personal journey exploring this topic. Beauty includes physical attractiveness. But, it is also much more.
The first definition in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is:
“the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit : loveliness.”
During this year, it is the “aggregate of qualities” I will explore.
Why the journey?
During the last few months of 2015, things nudged me to:
- Select a topic for the new year
- Make plans for a series to share
- See this as a year of beauty
- Set aside a little time for self love.
Sum it up by saying at each of these “nudges” the first word to emerge was beauty.
Come join me in this exploration!
January is a broad brush on defining beauty. The next eleven months will each have their own related topic. A variety of amazing people including several music therapists will guide this aggregate look.
These topics will replace the second Quick Sip post and email during 2016. The materials will each be available for 30 days to those who join the exploration. After that time, they will only be available to paid members.
Each Tuesday there will be a topic for conversation in our Facebook group. Whether you elect to get the emails or not, you are still encouraged to be part of the conversation.
The journey begins with enrolling. Sign-up to be a part and you’ll receive access to a PDF starting you on this journey.