For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. ~ Audrey Hepburn
I personally believe that good poise comes from the confidence you have in yourself it also helps to have a dash of self-esteem thrown in there as well.
People are attracted to those with self-esteem and confidence (something I’m learning more and more).
Now coming from a celebrity I’m sure it was rare to have time to yourself, let alone go places alone (which is great for some people). One thing is for sure, and certain, Audrey was a very well poised woman.
But really if you are a confident, poised person (famous or not) it doesn’t make a difference whether or not your walking alone or in a group. Because when your truly confident in yourself it really wont matter if you’re in someones spotlight or not, all that matters is that you feel good about who you are. Not needing the praise of others. When you’ve reached that point (whether you have amazing posture or not), you carry yourself with dignity and pride which in time turns into poise.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day
~ Audrey Hepburn
Starting off with a tip if you want beautiful hair and let children run their hands through it make sure their hands are clean first otherwise god only knows whats going to end up gooping up your hair.
But really though as far as the children are concerned, they are our future. If we don’t spend the time that they need nurturing them, teaching them, and preparing them for responsibility and adulthood we truly are failing at our job.
Some of my best memories are spending one on one time with either of my parents. Special tea parties with mom, ice cream dates in my dad’s two seater car. Small things but big memories for me.
Sorry today’s post is so short, I’m wiped this week. Whew.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. ~ Audrey Hepburn
Now I wouldn’t say that’s the healthiest way to be skinny, I would go so far as to say it’s terrible, if all you’re trying for is the thin factor.
For past experience cutting food out is an all around bad idea.
I think what she was trying to get across while being all ‘Glam’ was, well. I’m not entirely sure. Besides the fact that we shouldn’t turn a blind eye to whats going on around us. Something I’ve noticed, we’re all talk and hardly action, making us lazier with every chance passed up. Sometimes if we (and yes I specially mean myself) would get up and help. Starting with the ones around us, than branching out to the rest of the world around us. Hey that may help your ‘thin’ issue. Getting off your/my ass and doing something to make a change (and no that’s not just for tip jars, and the laundry mat).
We all have more than we need (you can go so far as to say we’re on the greedy side of things), if we were to start giving what we didn’t need to others it could help us start making a difference.
It’s not that we grow into our greed, it begins the toys are ‘mine’ at a young age, then our toys start getting bigger, and better, more spendy, and extravagant.
I know, I should get off my soapbox, and start doing what I preach, and yes I understand full well once in the lazy-loop it makes starting the helping and sharing a lot more difficult than one would think.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. ~ Audrey Hepburn
We all know eyes can be such a beautiful thing, but the true beauty is what we see through them.
We are surrounded by so many intricate, beautiful details. How often is it that we just pass the beauty by?
We all know the saying ‘stop and smell the roses’, but how often do we actually take a moment to ignore the ‘thorns’ in our lives to stop and enjoy the details around us.
For us Alaskans winter just means ‘ugh its cold, and snowy’, what I often forget as my body feels the cold is that without the changing of the weather we wouldn’t go through the beautiful cycle of the seasons. Our eyes wouldn’t see how beautiful snowfalls look as they hit Christmas lights in just the right way to sparkle.
Or how watching brown, squishy mudded fields turn into fresh green grass. The kind you want to walk in, or lay on.
Once you see the beauty in everything around you, you will start seeing the beauty in others around you, then once you see the beauty in those around you, you start seeing it everywhere. Even in people we despise, or greatly dislike (hate is such a strong word overly used anymore these days) once you start looking you will see others better side instead of their faults.
We all know (or should know) nobody likes a downer.
That is when you gain ‘lovely eyes’.
Sadly we are all critics of the worst kind, judgmental, unmerciful, and unkind. The only thing we can do to change this is by changing our mindset, caring for others, and looking for the beauty in things.
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. ~ Audrey Hepburn.
She speaks words of wisdom, no wonder she’s such a classic, and reference for beauty.
Your words (or even actions) can make or break a person, from day to day.
When you start thinking about it, a person who speaks kind and is kind towards those around them is more often than not viewed as a beautiful lovely person.
You never know what affect you can have on another person (or the other people they come in contact with after you).
Negativity can produce the ‘snowball affect’, once it gets rolling it can get out of control, one persons day could have started out decent but just one harsh word from someone can turn their day around, what happens if their hurt builds and they spread the harshness around? It continues doesn’t it? There is no knowing of when or where the snowball will land.
But say you went and grabbed a coffee in the morning, your up to pay and the Barista tells you the person before ‘paid it forward’, not only did you get a free coffee, but your day has been sent into one of those good moods. At this point aren’t you less likely to snap at someone? Not unless Mr. Negativity comes around. But at this point it’s all on you and your actions. Your at the making or breaking point.
At my favorite Thai restaurant (I go there often enough that I’m the owner’s ‘Little Buddy’) every time I walk in they all smile, their always kind and happy. And each and every time it astounds me. Sometimes I feel like going in just so I can get a little pick me up (and no I’m not just talking about Pad Thai) so that I can go through the rest of my day. The reason being is happiness, and kindness have a way of rubbing off on those that come in contact. Almost like a germ, or bug minus the fact that you want to catch it and spread it around even more (slightly gross).
The lack of kindness can break a persons spirit, tearing them down, degrading a human being.
But even a little kindness in a persons day can help make a persons day, week, year, life.
Now remember children (I say this in my best attempted Granny voice) to spread kindness and some day you may be viewed as beautiful as the great Aubrey herself.
Every once in a while I get these great bursts of inspiration, it’s like take straight shots of espresso, swimming in the Bering Sea, flying through the air on a snow machine, or spinning with oncoming traffic in white out conditions. So far in life nothing compares.
While all of those are quite the rush nothing is the same for me as having and idea and working on pulling it together.
One of my goals for this year is to focus more on my blogging. Something I’m working on is figuring out a regular routine, am I wanting to post once a day, or a few times a week. What?
All I know at this point is what is happening for the rest of the week.
I will be posting once a day a line from a quote that I’m really liking and then blog on the line of the day, each are different subjects and each a little challenging on its own. These post most assuredly will go anywhere, from a ‘Tipster’, to a ‘Whats on my mind’. I personally have no idea where this will lead to but I’m excited.
Here’s a short sampling of what I’m talking about.
To love existence.
Without existing we wouldn’t be alive.
Now that’s a no brainer.
But if we’re not enjoying the fact that we are alive and existing,
then we might as well be Scrooge.
If you aren’t loving life then you should stop.
Take a step back.
Find your ‘thorn’.
That thing that’s poking you,
Wherever it may be.
Your side, your heart, your foot, your eye.
Once you’ve found what’s making your life ‘miserable’ per-say,
Start taking steps to fix it,
Finding ways to make yourself happy.
Once you find your key to unhappiness, you find your key to loving your existence.
Does it work?
Do you like it?
Approve or not approve?
Taken from the quote:
To love existence,
As you would your beloved
Reveals God’s secret.
Now I know that it isn’t exactly in context of the quote, which I will work on I’m sure, but that’s the first I’ve done so?