If You Could See You As I Do

Your Beauty Isn’t All That You Are

William Spivey
2 min readJun 8, 2024


Photo by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash

Would that you could see you as I do

You think others see your exterior, and it’s all they notice

I see your beauty in spite of all else

You don’t want to be thought of as beautiful lest any attraction be shallow

I see your appearance as a reflection of your soul

I know the beauty of your words and your mind

The blessing and curse of empathy that never lets you forget the plight of others

I see the drive void of ambition

The inability to cause others pain

The desire to avoid the shallowness your looks attract

You allow yourself to see the Africa in you and know that it is good

If you saw you as I do, you’d know that you are rare and unique

Many pretty women are obsessed with their own appearance and make their way on looks alone

Looks that will one day fade…

Your beauty comes from the good within you

It is God herself saying, “This is my child, and I am most proud”

When I see you, I see all your gifts of which your beauty is a reflection

When others say, “You’re beautiful,” respond however you will

When I next say it, reply, “I am!”