He hath made every thing beautiful in his time…
— Ecclesiastes 3:11
Refuse to have the feelings hurt. Refuse to receive anyone’s condemnation. In the independence of your own mentality, believe and feel that you are wonderful.
— The Science of Mind, page 307
Stick Around — You’ll Get Used to It!
During the past few years, I have had several different hair styles and have also changed the color of my hair. As my self-esteem grew, I noticed one side-effect was that I began to be more and more satisfied with the way my hair was styled at any particular time. I am happier with my current hair style and color than I have ever been with any other one before.
It looks quite different from the way it did previously, and to people who haven’t seen me for a while it is sometimes a startling switch. Just such a person came to see recently. After we chatted a bit, she bluntly told me, “Rainbow, I just can’t get used to your hair. The color makes you look old and the style is quite unattractive!” Normally, in the past, a remark like that would cause me to brood for days. I probably would have been in tears over it. Instead, I looked at her for a moment and responded, “Really? I love it! Stick around awhile, and you’ll get used to it!”
We continued chatting for an hour or so. All at once she said, “Rainbow I’ve already gotten used to you hair, and you know what? I love it!”
Today, I recognize that I am a manifestation of the Infinite and that I am beautiful!
I am God’s beloved child in whom He is well pleased.
I am not disturbed by the opinions of other people,
because I know deep within my being that I am wonderful!