Scales Don’t Measure Beauty.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of scales. Even in measuring fitness progress, scales are very limited at best.

But many people get on scales for other reasons. They get on a scale in search of validation.

When a blog buddy sent the following story to me, I knew that I had to share it with you:

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!

I’ve never heard it said better.

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Comments

  1. As a recovering anorexic bulimic, I know the power a scale can have. Even to this day it can make or break my entire day. I’m still working on getting rid of mine :/ it’s a slow process.

  2. christopher says:

    you know-i tried keeping away from the scale for a few weeks-i succeeded.but im dying to see some results-yes im checking measurements-pants-shirts-sweaters-hoodies etc etc.the guy at front desk at the club chided me weighing myself in my briefs-im a guy-ive done nothing illegal-didnt expose myself in public.after a few weeks skipping the scale-guess what?i lost 14 more pounds-14 lbs/6.36kg.so i will pay attention to measurements-first and foremost-but i need to see weight-or loss of weight progress.and im doing fine-so very fine-thank you very much.

  3. True, scales do not measure beauty but it does measure weight. Where I am from, guys could care less about what your eyes look like or the way the sun reflects off of your hair. They want a man that has a perfect body. Ripped abs, flat chest, slim hips. etc… so no, scales do not measure beauty in some aspects, but it depends on what some people consider to be beauty.

  4. Want to give credit to Dr. Steve Maraboli, who is the author of this fabulous quote. Check him out – he’ll change your life:

    http://stevemaraboli.blogspot.com/

  5. You’re the worst writer

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