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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Inspiring Story: Find the Beauty Within

Today I ran across an article at the Happy News website. I like going to this site as it helps me to remember there is not just pain, death and corruption in the world.

"Award-winning author, Jodi Pliszka has a unique story. She is a hair-less, healthy and happy woman. Pliszka lives with a rare condition that prevents hair growth over her entire body. Some people in her shoes may be reluctant to claim the spotlight but Pliszka has not only accepted her differences, she has become an award-winning author and an inspiration for others. "

This courageous woman has taken her own difference from others, something she had no control over, and used to to reach out to people and encourage them to concentrate on what they have and what they are instead of what they are not. What an inspiration@

That combined with the new Dove campaign to reach out to all women no matter what their shape, size or appearance gives me hope that our world can stop looking at the surface and take the time to find out what is underneath. If you didn't watch the Superbowl or you missed the Dove commercial, it was unique among the normal bombardment of sex, beer, cars, and cell phones.

And while, this happened a couple of years ago, Jamie Lee Curtis also has tried to inspire children to be who they are and be proud of who they are by taking her own struggles through the years to be have 'the perfect actress body' and trying to help others to focus on what is truly important.

It gladdens my heart and gives me hope that people can learn to look past the obvious and see what is important. Kudos to Dove and Ms. Pliszka and Ms. Curtis.


At 8:53 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Hi Melissa a great story, for those that missed the dove commerical they can find it here, with the other superbowl commericals.

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Thanks Bob!


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