Last week thousands of folks visited The Beauty of a Woman BlogFest 3, no doubt finding inspiration. I joked with one participant that the fest could be called The Beauty of a Woman’s Goosebumps, as that’s precisely how the incredible posts affected me! Each blogger exemplified beauty in a unique way, making us laugh, think, smile and even shed a few tears. THANK YOU for making the BOAW BlogFest III a truly beautiful event!
Rather than share more of my own thoughts on the fest, I decided to pull clips from the posts that most struck me (of the many!). If you’d like to quote one of the participants in a blog post, article or elsewhere, please attribute and link it up properly. To view the full post a quote derives from, click on the sayer’s name. Thanks for the support!
The Beauty of a Woman BlogFest 3: Inspiring Quotes!
“Despite their lack of what the world tells us is beautiful, these women were beautiful to me.” — Kathryn Chastain Treat
“Let’s continue to show what a beautiful anthem can be heard when women raise their voices as one!” — Patricia Sands
“To me, the real marks of beauty in a woman are courage, character, kindness, and personality.” — David Walker
“So what is the main ingredient? It’s confidence!”— Kassandra Lamb
“If I could give any message to my younger self, it is that simple truth. There is beauty in your change.” — Barbara McDowell
“Show off your inner activist!” — Jess Witkins
“Wisdom and kindness can make someone more beautiful than someone who is physically gorgeous.”— Susie Sylvester
“For too long beauty required a number on the scale and a specific size of clothing. Now I see how my clothes fit, I feel how my muscles move, and I think this is beauty.” — Kourtney Heintz
“Kat has had a lot of floods in her area of Australia and battled through those times, helping out and staying strong. The embodiment of a strong woman.” — Catherine Johnson
“As long as we continue to put forth the effort in believing in our own beauty, the positivity becomes lasting aspects of our lives.” — Ashley
“This is true beauty: a connection to the universe that transcends the physical, emotional, and intellectual limitations of humanity.” — Audrey Kalman
“Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I catch a glimpse of the inner beauty behind my eyes, and I smile because life is good and life is beautiful, even in the midst of this broken world.” — Lynn Kelley
“There is beauty in a woman’s strength. We wield our strength with a gentle hand. We use our weaknesses to forge new successes.” — Marcia Richards
“There are days when I still have trouble saying, ‘I love you,’ to the woman standing in the mirror, but thank Goddess there are many, many more where I can say it with passion, mean it, and sometimes even throw out a wink.” — Kate Wood
“My mother always said the eyes were windows to the soul, and that old canard was true in Kathryn’s case. There were depths of pain and wisdom in them, but her wit and kindness also shone through them, pure and blue as the sky after a snowstorm.” — Elizabeth Mitchell
“If you take a moment, you’ll notice who around you is in touch with their inner joy. It can be seen in the sparkle of someone’s eyes. The lift in their step. The glow of their skin that no amount of makeup or creme could ever replicate.” — Ingrid Schaffenburg
“I’m sticking with my personal claim that selfies are fun, selfies are fearless, and selfies are fabulous. And the girl in that photo? Well, she’s beautiful.” — Kecia Adams
“I’ve realized that you don’t just look for the beauty of a woman. You have to listen for it, feel it, and experience it as well.” — Scott Moon
“If you’ve got your panties in a twist, stuck in an uncomfortable crack, or if they’re flat-out ugly, it’s unlikely you’ll achieve maximum sparkle for the day.” — Jenny Hansen
“From our life experiences we create paintings, prose, sculptures, you name it. But on rare—and awesome—occasions, art can create life.”— Mike Sirota
“Living a beautiful life means sharing your God given talents and leaping out of bed in the morning because you can’t wait to get started with your day.” — Marla Martenson
“Real beauty can’t be bought, won’t fade, smudge, or decrease with time. It doesn’t wear out or have to be re-applied. It has wrinkles, callouses, stretch marks, scars and sometimes loses its hair.” — Dana Myles
“Living life the way we choose, on our own terms, whatever our ages, is beautiful. My surfer-headed boy with his triangle of freckles and treasured Pinkie Pie pendant? My daredevil diva with the dancing eyes and impudent tongue? Perfectly themselves. Perfectly beautiful.” — Shan Jeniah
“Our dreams are expressions of our inner beauty. I’ve learned that it’s completely okay to want whatever you want.” — Sheri Fink
“YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! Now tell that inner critic to sit down and shut-up!” — Dana Myles
“For me, there is no “most beautiful” woman, unless she is the woman I’d just met and the one I might meet next.” — Eden Mabee
“How I live and how I love are what make me beautiful. So I’ll continue to try to convince myself of that fact and not suffer over days long gone.” — Katy Brandes
“Some divas have captured my heart, but maybe not the medal they sought.” — Eli Pacheco
Gift card winners:
I love you all so much, I did MATH for you! After tabulating people’s entries for reading, posting in and sharing the fest, I did a drawing for gift cards. To find out who won gift cards and radio time in the Girl Boner category, check out Monday’s post.
- $50 Amazon gift card: Kathryn Chastain Treat
- $10 Starbucks gift cards: Kassandra Lamb and Lynn Kelley
Congrats, ladies! You’ll receive your prizes via email today.
I hope you all enjoyed the snippets and the whole fest as I much as I did! I also hope you’ll join us next year for another round.
In the meantime, what did you think of the quotes? Which post or quote most struck you? Any thoughts on the fest overall? I love hearing from you. ♥