Sunday, 22 November 2009

A Beautiful Woman - How to be one

A friend in Australia sent me this recently. I think it's worth more than just a look.
Audrey Hepburn wrote the following 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.

If you share this with another person you will boost her self esteem, and she will know that you care about her.

24 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

How beautiful !
In this world of plastic surgery, and man-made everything, it is so refreshing and sincere.
She was such a natural beauty herself.
Thanks for sharing....

Angelina said...

I would change the heading to "A Beautiful Person-How to be one"

As this would apply equally for men and women.

She was a real beauty inside and out.

The Bug said...

That's great! I should read this to myself every morning...

PhilipH said...

Thanks for your comments. Angelina, you're probably right in that this should apply to men as well but I just left it as my friend sent it to me.

I thought the sentiments of Audrey Hepburn were just right; I'd not come across her advice before today. She was a superb actress and a true beauty in every sense of the word.

Monkey Man said...

I especially like the tip on having two hands - perfectly stated and one we can all use and remember.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

This is something we should all have hanging on a wall where we can reference it often. I loved Ms Hepburn, such beauty and grace. She was a terrific ambassador for the UN. A true lady.

Shadow said...

this is outstanding!

the walking man said...

Wise words to be sure.

Brenda said...

Being an admirer of hers, I enjoyed reading these. So true!

willow said...

She was a wise and elegant woman. I especially like

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Beautiful thoughts from a beautiful Lady! Thank you for reminding us of these important things. Hope you are having a lovely Fall/Winter.

Rebecca said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you.

A human kind of human said...

And Audrey was one of the most beautiful, wasn't she?

Pauline said...

She had as much a way with words as she did with hats!

Land of shimp said...

Now that was truly lovely, thank you so much for sharing that Philip, I'd never encountered it before.

Cliff W said...

Great wisdom indeed. Thanks for sharing :)

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

What a lovely reminder of what true beauty is.

Jo said...

That's why Audrey Hepburn is still the template for all women and the most elegant woman who ever lived.

...mmm... said...

Yes, read thsi before. It's it marvelous? I actually had Audrey over for my First Annual Christmas Tea. She was such a lovely guest. :)

Tom Bailey said...

I love these! I have never read these before... a unique how to transformation.

Thanks for sharing them.

I connected through shadow's blog.

Best regards,
Tom Bailey

Argent said...

I hadn't seen these before so thank you for posting them, they're well worth keeping in mind.

Star said...

What lovely sentiments. I did so enjoy to read them.
Blessings, Star

Land of shimp said...

Philip, is all well where you are? I hope you're just very busy with all that life contains, and taking a bit of a break from the blogosphere...but I'll admit to being a tad concerned simply because I know your wife had surgery not that long ago.

Everyone all right over there on The Borders?

Barry said...

Beauty is more than skin deep. Audrey Hepburn had a beautiful soul.

And some very wise words.