ARG! I’m bloated and my face is erupting like Mt. Vesuvius–perhaps in response to the stress of getting ready for company this weekend (Yea! The Finnish blonde bombshell real-live INKA, along with boyfriend we haven’t met yet, will be here to entertain us for 2 glorious, fun-filled days!)
Oh, who am I kidding. The bloating and breaking out is without a doubt from the gallons of coffee and coke I’ve been consuming this past week. Oh, well. I figure it’s a good time to remind myself to focus on inner beauty.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one…no, don’t stop me, really. I just love this poem. I wish somehow to drill it into the heads of my little girls, and I guess my own. Contrary to popular belief, Audrey Hepburn did not write it–this is by a man named Sam Levenson.
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.