Wednesday, May 13, 2015

5 Favorite Beauty Tips from 5 Beautiful Women

It has been a long while since I have linked up with a Five Favorites, but here I am! With Mother's Day just passing, we sure saw a lot of commercials about what moms want and how beautiful mothers are. I thought about what it is that makes me feel beautiful, especially since I have spent much of my life struggling with body image. I thought about what I want to pass on to my daughter about beauty in contrast to what the world will tell her. Below are the best pieces of advice I have found from some beautiful and powerful women. 

Care for others.

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.

This is often attributed to Audrey Hepburn. In reality, it is a poem by Sam Levenson which it seems she loved so much that people mis-attributed it to her. The full poem by Sam Levenson can be found here

Serve God.

Be humble and pure like Mary so as to live in love and peace with one another and make our families and our world something beautiful for God.

This is an excerpt from the end of a letter Mother Teresa wrote to the women attending the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. You can read the full letter here.

Don't hide. Shine what God gave you. 

If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts. It would not, under the pretext of humility, say that it was not pretty, or that it had not a sweet scent, that the sun had withered its petals,or the storm bruised its stem, if it knew that such were not the case.” St. Therese of Liseux, Story of a Soul

Stay open and allow yourself to experience pain.

If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.
Sophia Loren

Don't compare. 

Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you more beautiful.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Now, go be beautiful and love 'em like Jesus!

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