Today’s Wonder of the Day was inspired by Megan from Midlothian , . Megan Wonders, “How are people beautiful on the inside? ” Thanks for WONDERing with us, Megan!

Have you ever felt like you're not good enough? Unfortunately, many of us have been bullied from time to time, made to feel like we're somehow too short, tall, fat, skinny, smart, dumb, or ugly.

Although "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is a popular phrase that may come to mind when we're insulted, the truth is usually quite different: words can and do hurt. Words can especially hurt when they're used to criticize our appearance.

There's no need to let bullies and their words get you down, though. As most people will tell you, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That means that beauty is subjective, and what one person finds beautiful can be very different from what someone else finds beautiful.

Rather than concentrating on outer beauty, though, we should instead be focused on inner beauty. Much of outer beauty is beyond our control. Our genes determine our physical characteristics. We can try to change some things, but we can only do so much.

Inner beauty, however, isn't determined by what people can see with their eyes. Instead, it's a reflection of our personality and how we behave and treat people. If you know an older adult who you believe is wise, they'll tell you that inner beauty is true beauty, and it's the only kind of beauty that matters.

Don't believe us? Just give it some thought. What qualities do you look for in friends? You might gravitate towards individuals who are kind, generous, and thoughtful, which are all qualities of inner beauty.

So are you beautiful on the inside? Think about how you treat others. Are you a good friend? Are there ways you can enhance your inner beauty?

There are many things you can do to be beautiful on the inside. When it comes to interacting with others, be kind. Be positive. Be generous and thoughtful. But more than anything: be yourself. Be authentic. People want to see the real you.

Finally, follow the golden rule — treat others as you wish to be treated — and others will be sure to see your inner beauty shine through!

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