Just recently when we were at the airport in Miami, Florida, we found ourselves standing in the monotonous line waiting for security. While standing there for what seemed like hours, it was hard not to notice the impressive styles and looks of so many people around us.
One woman in particular stood out. She was stunning. She must have been in her late 20's or early 30's and she could have come right off the show "Housewives of Miami". Her dark hair was pulled up in a gorgeous ponytail with designer sunglasses resting on her head. Her earrings hung beautifully and her necklace and bracelets were chunky and stylish. Her long jacket looked like money covering her cute fitted shirt and leggings underneath. Matching her fancy carry on luggage and bag were the tallest pair of killer shoes that were to die for.
I'll have to admit, standing in line in my flip flops with my four kids hanging on me and my messy hair, it was hard not to feel "less than". I could never look like her even if I tried. But then something happened.
The time came for the woman to go through the check point. She placed her bags in the trays, then she methodically removed everything from her sunglasses, earrings, bracelets, necklace, jacket, high heals...everything. She stood in line - simply wearing a ponytail, tank top and tights in nothing but bare feet and she looked...normal. Sure she was still beautiful, but the flash and cash were missing.
It made me realize that no matter how much you dress someone up, they're still the same underneath. The quality of what's inside far outweighs the quantity of what lies outside.
Sure it would be nice one day to wear designer heels through the airport instead of flip flops and crazy hair. But for right now, it's more important for my daughter to learn that the value of what's inside is what counts the most...and all of the cute shoes in the world can't match that.
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