Beauty and Wealth Flourish From Within

We’ve often heard and repeated the notion that beauty is only skin deep. People have written songs on the subject. Psychologist and deep thinkers have numerously touted that the real beauty of a person is on the inside. Many have come to accept that concept as a fact of nature.

As a rule, the first thing that attracts us to another is the beauty on the outside. We see a pretty or handsome face and smile. We imagine ourselves involved or at the very least admire a person’s beauty. Most people automatically compliment a newborn baby by saying he or she is cute. Lord help the child if they are not.

We are on a continual search for beauty in our lives. A house or an apartment with beautiful scenery is our first choice. The dwelling itself would have to exhibit some attraction before we would consider it. Beautiful foliage and flowers immediately catch our attention. Automobiles, clothing, shoes, furniture, you name it. All must be attractive in some way to get our approval and payment for the same. And the younger we are, in which sixteen to forty years old would be an acceptable timeline for this example.  The more we want it all right here and now.

Once we have satisfied our initial choices, then and only then do we look at the inside of people. Focusing on the beauty in people, you’ve also heard or maybe experienced the following scenario. You meet his gorgeous person, sat down to have a beverage of choice and began to chat. Most of the time it doesn’t take long for you to confirm that beauty is only skin deep. For that matter, you may be the beauty being judged by another who suddenly realizes this beauty has no personality.

I am not talking about real intelligence, just the basic common sense. Their ideas and summations are, shall we say skewed, twisted, off-center, or just plain distorted. Additional conversation makes you wonder how they can look so good while possessing the inability to form or express a complete and logical thought. Even at that most people can still learn regardless of their age.

But then possession of wealth is an altogether different societal status. Beauty and wealth are a deadly combination, especially if they lack in intelligence. For the record, let me repeat one of my mantras. Never confuse education with intelligence.  It simply means the subject could have attended Harvard University and still lacks basic common sense. I am thinking in terms of outward appearances of wealth, i.e. cars, homes, clothing, possession of other things that would lead another person to assume one is wealthy.

And, there is always the possibility that outward appearances are deceiving to the naked eye, especially in dealing with beauty and wealth.  Once again we have to look at the inside of a person to see if they are truly wealthy. We all understand the trappings of a fabulous home, boat, cars, horses, jewelry, and furs do not automatically produce a happy person.

“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” Timothy I, 6:7

The truth of the matter is that beauty and wealth are within us all. It is that part of our personality that we openly show our friends, family, and lovers. With beauty being self-explanatory, wealth is our ability and willingness to spend our inner currency on another human being. That currency can come in the form of kindness, warmth, counsel, sharing, and all those traits that we tend to reserve for special people in our lives.

Yes, it is fact and not a notion, feeling or some genius’s thought process on the life of man. These are gifts from God. Not some alien or one just happens to wonderful like that. When we actually take the time and get really know a person? And…if that person has fully evolved mentally, spiritually, as in knowing who they are and having no doubts about their relevance on this earth. Keep in mind that maturity has no age minimum or maximum. Then there’s no great of feeling or outward status of beauty or wealth that one can ever exhibit to match their inner beauty and wealth. That is what makes man special over all life on this earth.

And along the highway of life, if you and that person are lovers, man, and wife or just living together, there is an unshakeable bond. You will never meet another such as that in your life. Talk about shaking you to the core. Oh, you may meet others possessing those same inner traits, but they will be different. We are all different yet the same which is another wonder of God. I’m just pointing out that If you are lucky to find a lover with those traits and personality, your search for worldly happiness with a partner is over if that love is reciprocated in kind. You will love them for who they are at that particular moment and beyond. The both of you will share those inner feelings of love, affection and respect for each other. You will never know a truer love in your life. You will never have to remind anyone to love you unconditionally. Because all love comes with conditions. You will see past their imperfections. They won’t have to put the toilet seat down; you will do it for them. Men, they won’t have to be a good cook, you will be happy cooking for the both of you. Maybe that’s little over exaggeration but you get the picture. Nothing will be more important than spending time together. There was no special reason or day required to write this article. Think about it.

Peace, make it a day in which Jesus Christ would be proud of you,

Codis Hampton II

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This web site is a compilation of all my works, interest, and musical taste. Its intended to display all my talents, dreams, and aspirations. In short, join the ride or stay tuned. Because… I’d been chasing self-independence which led me to open a retail business. Success with no capital for expansion led to its closure. I wanted a career, not just a job. I needed to be in charge of my own destiny. In 1978, I left my beloved Milwaukee and moved to California where a civil service position awaited. It turned out to be one of the best decisions my wife, and I have ever made. A few years before retiring from the “rat race” in 1996, I discovered my true love, writing. I started by publishing an online newsletter with my own opinionated articles leading off each issue. I graduated by writing my first book, Unchon-ni (2010 publication), a semi-biography tale about my military tour in Korea in the early sixties. November of 2013 brought about the release of my second book, entitled Gracie Hall-Hampton, the Arkansas Years, 1917-1953. It’s a tribute to my grandmother’s life and times while living in the segregated south of the United States. After careful consideration, I began broadcasting Hamp’s Corner of America via Blog Talk Radio in June of 2014. I’ve found the show to be an ideal platform for presenting ideas and comments to a segment of our society that may not see or hear the stories that speak to their interest from other American news outlets. In the politically charged years since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, most people have become accustomed to instant critique and sound bites from various media. More so than Obama’s election, the truth is often bent; twisted, shredded, and repackaged to resemble something that your conscious tells you is a lie. Independent thinking is not a lost art. Just because people with those types of opinions seem to dominate the landscape, they are still a minority, no matter their color or creed. The truth must be treasured and not compromised. Those real experiences supply the foundation upon which we are built and thus enable us to do the right thing based upon facts. That is the creed upon which I’ve based my life in every circumstance. No matter what, somehow one should always do the right thing for all involved. It keeps one grounded. I’ve reached my senior years and have an enormous appetite to see our local communities grow and prosper at the hands of the people in that community. In other words, there is no help like self-help. As of this summer’s 2015 date, I have three books in my production hopper. One (about my father’s life) to be released this fall, a fictional story by the spring of 2016 and a political environment book, schedule for a fall release in 2016. It should be noted that all my books have been and will be independently published by my choice of publishers. I can say at this point in my life, I am at peace with my work, my God, and my existence.

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