She's unassuming. Beautiful but unaware. She doesn't try too hard to be noticed - but attention seemingly goes to her, without her knowing it.
She's nice to everyone, and they all like her. They want to be around her. Because she has a good heart. She doesn't crave for attention, in fact she doesn't even want any.
She's genuine and kind, generous and sweet. Thoughtfulness resides in her being. People are drawn to her because of who she is.
She's like a sister to her friends, much like how she is to her own sibling. Knowing when to give and share.
This testimony given by teachers should not come as a surprise to me, her mother. The one who knows her so well. Who sees her at her best and at her worst. And this brings a smile to my heart because wherever she is placed, she exudes character that is truly beautiful.
My hope is that the hearts of our children, especially our daughters, will know that true beauty lies within. That character is more valuable than appearances. That girls need not get attention by flaunting their looks and drawing focus on themselves. With beautiful character, this just happens naturally. And it's the kind of attention that is innocent and genuine. Like with these children.
I think we can all learn this valuable lesson from them for these young ones seem to know what is truly attractive and truly important.
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate
hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should
be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is of great worth in God's sight."
- 1 Peter 3:3-4