To Be a Fair Lady

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We can all get so caught up in the world’s standards of beauty. But what is beauty?

I love these beauty tips by Audrey Hepburn.

“Audrey Hepburn’s Beauty Tips
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

I would add:
For confidence, build others up. Especially other women. Compliment them, encourage them, notice them.
For favor (popularity) with others, reach out, smile, be welcoming, invite someone over, make the phone call. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. Assume positive intent. Be friendly and be kind. Don’t worry about having things in common.
For joy, dance, sing, smile, savor – delight in little things. Be positive. Be excited. Speak joy into your day. Be proactive. Pray. Do what you can do and let God do what only He can do. Happiness is when good things happen. Joy is something you choose. It is action and takes effort and is something you tend to and cultivate – but it is worth doing.  Joy is lasting.
For wisdom, read. Talk about ideas. Talk about life. Seek and you shall find.
For peace, think before you speak. When you are wronged forgive and seek to bless the one who wronged you. Keep a daily schedule or a routine but know when to ditch it when it no longer serves you. Make time for yourself .
To be rich, give. Give without expecting in return. The joy of giving lies in the act of giving .
To be humble, be honest about who you are. Say thank you when you receive a compliment, don’t say “that’s not true” because what you are doing is fishing for more. To be humble is to know both your strengths and weaknesses. It doesn’t mean to pretend you are nothing.
To have style, like what YOU like. Don’t be afraid to get inspiration from anywhere, be it a childhood cartoon or a classic painting. Be yourself. Shine.

What at would you add? Let me know in the comment section below.

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