It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

I received one of the most precious gifts yesterday from my BFF, Jill…. this darling little clutch purse for the wedding.

What is so special about it is what is on the inside.

From the outside, it is absolutely gorgeous!

But when I opened it up, I burst into tears.

The lining is made from a photo of hubby and me with our soon-to-be-groom son (taken at our oldest son’s wedding from 3 1/2 years ago!)

Isn’t this such a beautiful gift?  What a wonderful idea for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of brides and grooms!  Such a unique and personal gift.  Jill ordered it from AngeeW’s ETSY shop.

And clever, beautiful, kind Jill, wrote this beautiful note.

I don’t know how I hit the lottery on most amazing BFF and friends, but I am so grateful!  And what a wonderful reminder to all of us that it IS indeed what’s on the  inside that counts.

Especially as we grow older and all the “lovely” saggy, wrinkly, things begin to happen we need not discuss, it is especially important to remember who we are on the inside.

No matter our age, gender, ethnicity, physical appearance – we all have the ability to exude a bright, loving aura.  Have you ever noticed how a person who is maybe just average looking but has a bright, positive, happy, loving disposition seems so much more beautiful?  And sometimes people who are especially physically attractive, but not kind people can become unattractive?

I love how Jill expresses it….  she sees a person’s “aura!”

Let’s make a focused effort this week (and always) to look for a person’s aura – and remember that it is what’s on the inside that counts.

Cheers & Hugs,

49 thoughts on “It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

  1. Could you see my aura in my selfie today? Lol! 😃 I so agree that it IS what’s on the inside that counts the most! ❤ Beautiful purse and I hope it will be filled with more happiness on your son’s wedding day. 💐 What a special friendship you have too! 💕🌈🌷

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  2. I totally believe in seeing the aura of each person I come across. And I also think that the older we get, perhaps the brighter our aura can be. I attended an aura party once a few years ago in California. The person had a special camera and she took each of the participant’s individual photo and then showed us the color of our auras. It was amazing. Keep on shining brightly!

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  3. You have a wonderful best friend, Jodi! And a smart one, too, to see people’s auras rather than just the external package. I honestly can’t think of anyone who deserves a friend like Jill more than you!


  4. Oh, what a beautiful, beautiful precious gift. I had tears in my eyes reading your post Jodi so I can imagine what it must have been opening this wonderful gift. You are truly blessed to have such a lovely friend.
    Flo x

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