Congratulations to Gretchen Stolte, the Always For Me #ALWAYSFORBEAUTY scholarship contest winner!
In 2016 Always For Me sponsored a $1,000.00 scholarship with a simple request:
“…tell us with an image and your thoughts in 200 words or less what beauty means to you.”
This simple request resulted in hundreds and hundreds of wonderful, touching, funny, poignant and whimsical entries. Â With all these excellent choices, we are pleased to present the entry that all of the team at AFM found to be the best of the best, from Gretchen Stolte.
“To me, beauty is grace. I have never regretted when I was gracious. Graciousness embodies what it means to be beautiful. Graciousness is being the best version of yourself despite how others treat you or what they think about you. Graciousness is a product of confidence. Having confidence is beautiful. I believe that beauty is strongly rooted in how one carries themselves, through both the joyful times and the burdensome. I promise you, you will never regret choosing graciousness over bitterness. At the end of the day, if you are comfortable with yourself, that is all you need. I encourage you to be enchanted by your own beauty. Embrace the freedom of loving yourself. Trust that through grace, you can do anything you set your mind to. Grace does not always come easy, and that is why it is special. Those strong enough to exemplify grace will prosper with beauty. Be you. Be gracious. Be beautiful.”Â @alwaysformellc#AlwaysForBeauty
Thank you Gretchen. Â You made our day!