I found a quote about beautiful people that got me to thinking. Here it is...
"The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elisabeth Kubler-Rosss
Maybe it's because I have not found my way out of the depths yet (I'm still climbing), but I have a different take on beautiful people. Beautiful people do not have to have suffered a loss. Beautiful people are those that are there pushing and pulling you out of the depths of grief. They are the ones that sit and cry with you on the couch when that's all you want to do. They are the ones that try so hard to take your pain away so you can have a smile again. They are the ones that camp out at your doorstep because they know you are too strong-willed to ask for help. They are the ones that send encouraging notes and cards to lift your spirits because they can see through the masks. Beautiful people are there even after the struggle is over. Beautiful people make you such a better person. I love my beautiful people!