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Be Beautiful

She is said to be one of the most exquisitely beautiful women of all times. In fact her name was ‘Princess’ and her beauty was obviously important. She was Sarah, foremother of our nation! But can you be attractive and not vain; striking, yet still pure and holy? And anyway, didn't King Solomon say: “Charm is deceptive and beauty is naught; a G-d-fearing woman is the one to be praised.” So should we take time and energy to be beautiful?

Beauty is like a zero. When that’s ALL you care about or think about, it’s worth little or nothing. Charm, too, is deceptive when all you care for is the impression you make on others. Another zero. But ‘zeros’ transform to big numbers when you put a meaningful digit before the ‘o’. When the ‘zeros’ of beauty and charm are preceded by a search for meaning, a willingness to grow and a recognition of G-d, then the zeros transform to ‘100’. Yes, ‘charm… and beauty is naught’, unless you are also ‘a G-d fearing woman….’ So think about G-d and your soul. Think about who you are and who you want to be. And also take time to feel and look beautiful.

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