12 Lessons from Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty
Betty Suarez (Played by America Ferrera)
Betty “Ugly Betty” Suarez
The Suarez Family
The Suarez Family
Love is Weird
Matt Hartley and Betty Suarez
Matt Hartley and Betty Suarez
Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius) and Betty Suarez (America Ferrera)
Daniel Meade and Betty Suarez

Taste is having the courage of your own convictions

Wilhemina Slater

To quote Aldous Huxley, “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age which means never losing your enthusiasm.” Pursue your dreams with the same intensity, happiness, and determination that a child pursues a Frisbee in the park. Do one thing daily that brings you closer to that dream because success, like Paulo Coelho puts it, enters the house of the person who says, “I will do my best” every day; success is not an end in itself, but a consequence.

Pretty Hurts
Pretty Really Hurts
Betty Suarez Transformation
Ugly Betty Transformation
Betty Suarez Transformation
Ugly Betty Transformation

Change will come when each of us dares to question our fundamental values and beliefs and prove our actions lead to our best intentions

America Ferrera

Two, all things happen in due time. We don’t change until we are ready for it. Before then, we would refuse to change or change unnaturally just to please the people around us. We should all learn to change on our terms and at our own pace.

May our eyes open so that we can see that no two days are ever the same. Each one brings with it a different miracle, which allows us to go on breathing and walking in the sun

Paulo Coelho (The Manuscript from Accra)

When Daniel’s girlfriend (and later, wife) contracts cancer, Daniel goes into his Bob the builder mode and tries to fix it all. He flies in the best oncologist and is willing to have Molly try out a procedure that has only a ten percent success rate. While I will give Daniel an A for effort and an A+ for hopefulness, Molly wasn’t having it. Molly didn’t want to spend what she had left of her life connected to tubes and beeping machines while holding on to a ten percent lifeline. She wanted to live fully and unabashedly and that she did. There is so much power and beauty to be found in the present if only we could stop to taste it, smell it, see it and feel it.

Ugly Betty Was Not Ugly
Betty “Ugly Betty” Suarez (Played by America Ferrera)

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