"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 their fingers through it once a day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. 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."
This was once said by the very elegant, very beautiful Audrey Hepburn. Miss Hepburn had a grace and dignity and her beauty came from within - from her heart - and shone outwards. On the news tonight there was a piece about the Girl Guides campaigning for photos in magazines to be issued with a statement showing which ones are airbrushed and which are not. Personally, I am all for this as these images of so called perfection are harmful for young girls who can not possibly abtain that perfection - how could they for in real life it doesn't even exist it is a mere illusion created by computer imaging, with that technology anyone can appear to be 'perfect'. Perfection is a dangerous concept, I believe, nobody is ever perfect and it's the flaws which make us unique, make us quirky - Brooke Shields was known for her brows, Cindy Crawford for her beauty spot, Georgina Jagger for her gappy teeth. Beauty is having the confidence to say to the world 'this is me, take me or leave me.' It's the mischevious twinkle in the eye, laughing when something is funny even if you laugh alone, it's finding joy in the small moments. It's being the you you were born to be.