Our eyes stay fixated on societal standards, but when the “hot” “fine” and “gorgeous” all fade and fizzle, what is left?
People will lean soley on their beauty to acquire new friends, to enter the hottest night clubs and to gain job opportunities. There is a danger in this. Making improvements to one’s outward beauty doesn’t build character nor personality: our true beauty marks.
I think Audrey Hepburn summed up the essence of beauty in this quote:
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 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!