We were all beautiful then

As we aged my friend Gil and I from time to time would see the new crop of young things taking shape around us and wonder why we ever had standards (for dating) back then. 

At a glance, the young are beautiful just by existing. Why did we mar our youth by being so selective (when we weren’t drinking)?

This next question only applies to those four decades or older . . . 

Have you ever looked at photos of yourself and your friends when you were in your early twenties? We were all beautiful then, we just didn’t know it.

You know what? It’s the same now. Whatever age you are, cast your mind forward a couple of decades. You are beautiful now and don’t know it. 

Now you do. Spread that beauty around. The easiest way is with a smile.


Spiritual laws of life as seen from a near-death experience
An exquisite concept from Mahayana Buddhism