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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beauty Tips from a Beautiful Lady

Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her 'beauty tips.'

It was read at her funeral years later.

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/her fingers through it once a day.
 For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
 Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
 As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

How lovely and wise is that!! we should all read it again and again, let it sink into the very essence of your being and bones.That chocolate that you ate last night sitting on your hips today doesn't really matter does it?

I think we place too much importance on how we look,unless we feel uncomfortable and unwell , leave yourself in a peaceful state of mind and body.If not and it  feels so much better with a little less weight,then just shed a little, don't set goals that are impossible,afterall most times after dieting,the weight creeps back on so we place ourselves in a postion of unrest.
It is now the season of festive foods,women everywhere have been madly dieting for summer,Christmas,Thanksgiving etc only to indulge and put it all back on...ohhhhhh!!! the pain when we step on the scales,wouldn't it be better just to have a little less on our plates each meal,cut back slightly and we would hardly notice it.
O'h thats good advice think I will take it lol.
Beauty of course comes from within,it shines from our eyes and  our smile.I think the best beauty treatment of all is being in love..there is nothing like the glow on the faces of two people in love.
How about today you start your beauty treatment,put a bounce in your step as you go through your day, make eye contact when you smile at those you know and when you smile at a stranger it will become infectious.
Have a blissful day,if you ,like me have a heart filled with the love of our heavenly Father let it shine and don't be afraid to let others know.You don't need to be sprooking about it in every word,it will be blaringly obvious in how you use your day.


  1. Love this post and Audrey Hepburn's poem Carole!
    Summer feels a long way off over here (freezing and snowing!!)

  2. never a truer word Carole! A recent aquaintance said to me that our town was not freindly. That surpirsed me, as I find the opposite to be true. When we were out together, I noticed that she did not look at, or speak to anyone.I might send her this post :D

  3. Just beautiful Carole, and so true!
    Sorry I missed your call yesterday. I will try to remember to catch up with you soon.
    Melissa xxx

  4. What a wise and beautiful woman she was!

    I'm sorry to say that the siege-mentality of Christmas has already started over here. I've even seen a TV ad' encouraging people to 'stock up for Christmas'. Pure Piggery!!

  5. So true Carole and I love that poem. I think we all need to follow that advise.

  6. Hi Carole,

    Thank you for sharing this poem with us ... Audry Hepburn, in my personal opinion, was the most beautiful of all the big screen beauties AND I've yet to see a modern one who compares ... this poem is a nice glimps into her persoanl thoughts on TRUE beauty.

    We pray you and your family enjoy a blessed Christmas season.


  7. Just adore Audrey quotes! I love your home and all your nicnacks! Your new addition is just divine!

    Love n hugs