Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Beautiful

I finally had some downtime today and am catching up on the shows on my Tivo. One of them is the Smash pilot. I love singing/musical shows so I was eager to watch it and I loved Katherine McPhee's rendition of Beautiful in it! I wish I could find a better video of the actual scene which isn't all promo for NBC so this one is the next best thing.

As I listened to the lyrics, it felt very appropriate as a follow up to my Hope post. So take this as a public service announcement for the week. We all have days we feel low and unsure of ourselves and people say nasty things. Where we want to hide under the covers and shut ourselves from the world. Especially if there are a lot of things going on in life.

But I think that as long as we remember that we are beautiful (inside and out) and that every day is wonderful, we're good. The small things really make all the difference.

The following lyrics are just part of the song...the ones that seemed to speak to me.

Every day is so wonderful...

Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, feel so ashamed...

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down...

To all your friends you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Tryin' hard to fill the emptiness, the piece is gone
Left the puzzle undone, ain't that the way it is?...

'Cause you are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down, oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down, oh no
So don't you bring me down today



We are beautiful in every single way. Having a tough day? Just remember that. And have some m&m's and a cup of tea as a treat.

I'll be back with some stitching stuff over the weekend.

Until next time...

20 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Have a good week.

Kate said...

That is a great song and a perfect follow up to your Hope post :)

Julie said...

Lovely, but can they be peanut m & m's, they're my favourite.

cucki said...

so sweet..have a lovely day..
hugs xxx

Margaret said...

Ah yes, I need this reminder often. lol! Not that I'm down a lot, but I do tend to hermitize a lot.

natalyK said...

Inspiring, we are all beautiful in our own way.

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful is in the eye of the beholder and perfect just does not exist (what is perfect anyway?). If you can accept and remember those two things, you'll do fine :o)

Siobhán said...

Sweet! I also love Pink's "F*n Perfect".

Cindy said...

What a lovely post. I thought Hope was inspiring but this is even better. Just what I need right now. Have a great week. Cindy

Laura said...

I really enjoyed the show too. Is Beautiful a song that has been done before. I did not recognize it. Would like to have it on Itunes....wonder if it is on there??

RuthB said...

:) I'm enjoying dry shredded wheat and hot cocoa in your honor. Thanks for the inspiration for the day.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great post, great song and it is SO good to hear the joy in your tone. I love that you seem so much happier, at peace and with hope.

pj said...

Thank you for sharing this song with us Valerie. I have loved Katherine from the first day I saw her on American Idol. She is a beauty....and so are you! Your pic just shares your inner joy with us all. Stitch on Girl! pj

Theresa said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing~

Catherine said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Cole said...

Wonderful!

Sally said...

I love this song. The lyrics are so meaningful.

Carol said...

Hope? Beautiful? I love the way you're thinking this year, Valerie!!

TheDailyMel said...

Love that song and really enjoyed the show! I agree with Siobhan, I really like Pink's song, too. They both have great messages.

BTW, you've been tagged. :)

http://www.thedailymel.com/2012/02/11/11-things/

Meari said...

She does sing it well, doesn't she? I have that song on my blog's music player.