**All through April I will be posting the A-Z of life of a girl of twenty-something as a part of the A-to-ZChallenge. Do join me in this journey of introspection and lesson.**

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

It is interesting to note how one perceives beauty. You are free to think ill of me but I usually judge people based on how and what they perceive beauty to be. Is it the external appearance or do you make efforts to see the beauty of the soul? Do you see your own inner beauty? Do you see how beautiful life is in small moments? Do you stop and see the beauty in the bumble bees, the melody of the birds, gushing of the water and hushing of the winds?

I see beauty in the smell of the rain, the wind that blows on my face and stealthily moves inside and plays with my hair, in the brilliant shades of flowers and everything nature could possibly ever make. There is so much beauty in the power of dreams and passion, you just don’t give up no matter what or who.

My early 20s have been spent on learning the art of detaching a person’s physical appearance to their beauty. A pretty /handsome person isn’t necessarily beautiful. To be frank, at 20’s it is an extremely tough thing to do, where your friends discuss their crush because they are so hot, and you tread carefully and over time just judge the person without much fuss, while all your friends are wowed by this person, you have to patiently wait for others to realize the truth. And when I wait “appearances can be deceptive” keep running in my mind like a tape kept on repeat forever mode, although this has significance in altogether a different level. Plus this is just a silly example that we all go through, but the most important part is in India, beauty has a definition. Thin, fair and tall. Yeah, like we were all born models.

What one needs to understand in their 20s is that you are beautiful/handsome as you are and also don not judge anyone based on their physical appearance, you would be shocked to know how badly we misjudge one based on looks.

For someone in their twenty’s, this is a very tough thing to do. But my friend, trust me this way, the best stay, and the unwanted wither away. Being friends with a person’s soul is so beautiful, you got to experience it to know what I mean.

What is your perception of beauty? Do you strive to make soulful connections?

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