Someone once said that eyes are the window to the soul. If’s even been mentioned in the Bible, Matthew 6:22-24. When meeting a person for the first time what do you notice first? The way they’re dressed? Maybe their smile? The first thing I notice is their eyes.
To me eyes can show sadness, happiness, empathy, kindness and much more. When I look at eyes I’m not just looking at eyeballs. I’m looking at the whole eye, brows, lashes and lids. Fine lines and wrinkles doesn’t single out age to me, most times it shows the person laughs. Deep lines and wrinkles point out a hard life or a person who has had great pain in their life. These are assumptions, so when I see meet someone and really look at their eyes it prompts thoughtful questions from me.
I have met people with the most beautiful eyes. They may have a special color or be made up to look flawless, but many times those people are hiding meanness or unkindness behind them. I much prefer eyes with character and that tell a story of the opposite.
If you look closely at someones eyes when you’re conversing with them it can educate you about them. Weepy can mean empathetic or that the person has seen great pain. Blood shot can mean that the person is overworked, tired and needs a break. Bags under the eyes? You might be vitamin deficient, tired or that might just be how God made you.
While our eyes are generally described as blue, brown or green, the truth is eyes come in so many different colors that we couldn’t list them all here. I have a friend with yellowish eyes with golden flecks, I have NEVER seen that eye color before but it suits her. My husband has blue eyes and mine used to be very blue but since I’ve had children have turned more of a blue-green color. My two boys have blue eyes, Ian’s are a deep sea pool of blue and Quinn’s are a steel gray, while Sarena’s are of a blue green shade.
So what is my point with this post? We shouldn’t care so much when we’re meeting people about what they’re wearing, what color they are or if they’re good looking. We should look deep into their eyes and get to know them as a person. Some of the people I have loved most in my life weren’t beautiful on the outside but were beautifully flawless on the inside. Friends aren’t something I have a lot of because would rather have one good friend then ten friends on the fence judging me, but I do feel I’m a good judge of character.
When you look in the mirror what do your eyes show?