"It seems like any time a person wants to hurt another person's feelings, he says nasty things about his looks," I said,exasperated. "What possible difference could it make how a person looks if he is a good person?"
(Belle Prater's Boy by Ruth White)
When a teenager protagonist in my current book expresses her viewpoint on beauty being only skin deep, it speaks right to my heart. I'm hoping that my trio will hold fast to the truth that true beauty comes from one's heart now, throughout their teenage days and beyond. Some days I feel like I'm constantly sowing seeds without reaping any quantity of yield. Praying our never ending conversation of the importance of kindness is progressively planting seeds for an abundant harvest one day. Keep on parents, Don't grow weary, for this is important work raising the next generation.