THE UGLY DUCKLING WAS NOT UGLY

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Everyone marvels at how the

ugly duckling

in The Ugly Duckling story

becomes a beautiful swan.

But it happens only after the duckling

experiences rejection and abandonment.

Most of us can identify

with the duckling’s pain

because we’ve all felt ugly at times,

and we’ve experienced rejection.

But here’s the catch.

The little duckling was never ugly at all.

NEVER!

He was always beautiful,

but no one noticed.

No one took the time to notice

because they were too busy focusing on

what the duckling was NOT…….ugly,

on what they thought him to be….ugly.

The good news is that in time

the duckling became what he always was….

a beautiful swan.

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The beauty was there all the time,

hidden under ridicule and criticism.

The story encourages us to look beyond

who a person appears to be

and see what lies within,

because what lies within is….beauty.

If we believe it’s there

and look for it,

we’ll find it.

So, the next time you feel ugly,

remember the ugly duckling.

He was NOT ugly.

He was BEAUTIFUL

and SO ARE YOU.

6 thoughts on “THE UGLY DUCKLING WAS NOT UGLY

  1. I read a short story with a similar theme. The main character was loved because she always saw the swan in each of her friends. It’s wonderful to have friends who only see the positives in you.

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