Amy Rees Anderson

The Most Beautiful People I Know…

“The most beautiful people I know are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion and a deep loving concern.”   -author unknown

People who have been through hard times are truly beautiful.  They are inspiring for the rest of us when we hear of their hardships and see them come out on the other side of them.  They have a grace and a humility and a wisdom about them.  They have more tender hearts, more empathy, and a softness about them that can only come from having been through difficulties.  Those people make others feel like things can, and will, all turn out okay for the rest of us, because, if they could survive what they have, then so should all of us.

The next time you yourself are going through something difficult, just keep in mind that your ability to endure it and get through it to the other side, will someday serve as an inspiration to someone else heading into tough times.  To them it is you who will be seen as the most beautiful person they know….so hang in there for both your sakes.





  • B says:

    May God bless you Amy for this post! It reminded me right when I needed some things that I know but keep forgetting due to the fast pace of the life that most of us live. Have a good day!

  • Brent Barron says:


    I’ve thanked you before for your thoughtful and uplifting posts, but need to express gratitude again for this one. Please know that your wisdom and encouragement is ministering to others’ needs beyond your recognition.

    Many thanks,

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