The Beautiful Quality of Meekness

There’s nothing wrong with taking good care of yourself so you feel and look beautiful and confident. But beauty isn’t only about our outward appearance. True beauty is much much more. A beautiful person has beautiful traits. Beautiful qualities. A beautiful person treats others with kindness and respect and treats themselves with love also. The beautiful quality of meekness truly makes a woman beautiful on the inside and outside!

What is Meekness?

But what does it mean to be meek?? Wikipedia says that meekness is “righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering, long suffering.” And I love this quote from David Bednar. He sums up meekness just perfectly!! “The Christlike quality of meekness often is misunderstood in our contemporary world. Meekness is strong, not weak; active, not passive; courageous, not timid; restrained, not excessive; modest, not self-aggrandizing; and gracious, not brash. A meek person is not easily provoked, pretentious, or overbearing and readily acknowledges the accomplishments of others.”

The Beautiful Quality of Meekness

What Does a Meek Person Look Like?

The opposite of a meek person is prideful, contentious, easy to withhold praise of others, judgmental, loud, a know-it-all, never wrong, and won’t take advice easily. It doesn’t sound like a very beautiful person, does it?! A meek person is humble and does not seek attention and praise for themselves. A meek person holds their tongue instead of contending with others when they disagree or have something negative to say. A meek person gives compliments and recognizes other’s strengths. A meek person realizes they have room for improvement. A meek person is humble and kind. A meek person sure sounds like a beautiful person, right?!

The Beautiful Quality of Meekness

How Can We Be More Beautiful & Meek?

Now that it’s a little clearer about what a meek person is like, how can we try to be meeker? It’s easy to point out and define meekness, but it’s easier said than done! First off, none of us are perfect. And we will always make mistakes, but we can always strive to be better. We can always recognize our weaknesses and try to be better each day. So let’s start with being meeker. Here are some adjectives of meekness so we can better understand and practice:

Humble– not drawing attention to yourself

Quiet– not loud and obnoxious

Complimentary– expressing praise to someone and pointing out their strengths

Forgiving– willing to let go of a grievance

Teachable– willing to be taught by someone

Nonjudgmental– avoiding the judgment of other’s behavior

Patient– tolerating problems without becoming annoyed

Long suffering– having patience in spite of trials Gentle- kind, calm in temperament

The Beautiful Quality of Meekness
The Beautiful Quality of Meekness

It can be really overwhelming to try to be and do all of those things at once! So, choose a few of those meek qualities and start practicing them little by little. Try to focus on a doable goal and you’ll start to notice your increase in spirit. Your better attitude. Your kindness towards yourself and others. Your countenance will begin to radiate. Print off that list and keep it close by and refer to it often to remind yourself about the kind of person you want to become. Meekness is not weakness. Meekness is strength and kindness. A meek person is a beautiful person! So let’s become meeker together and spread light and goodness!


The Beautiful Quality of Meekness

The Beautiful Quality of Meekness