The Art of Inner Beauty

Gentleness provided out of patience.

Forgetfulness that follows forgiveness.

 Submissiveness as her spirit of cooperation.

Happiness that spreads infectiously.

Joyfulness that inspires greater hope.

Chasteness promised.

Generousness that smashes selfishness.

Delightfulness that makes them smile.

Unselfishness that spreads as example for all.

Neatness that inspires others.

Goodness that sets a shining example.

Faithfulness that inspires.

Have you ever met one of those women who just shine naturally.  Her smile, laugh, cheerful demeanor, love and care for others is known and felt by all who come in contact with her.

I’ve recently been able to meet one such of these incredible individuals at my workplace.  Everyday it was a real delight to work with her and she so inspired me. Oh, and by any stretch of the imagination, did this woman have a carefree, easy-going life?  She faithfully juggled a busy, full-time job, a handicapped school-aged child, a husband who directed and owned a successful business and was in the process of building their own home – yet every day she would waltz into work with a beaming smile and took her work’s commitments with just as much enthusiasm and devotion!

I learned so much from this quietly, powerful woman.  Day by day her glowing presence made me realize that there is a certain beauty that can been seen and positiveness revealed in each day – either good or bad.

Oh, and don’t be concerned if you feel like me and you’re way behind the eight-ball – maybe you’re having a hell of a day.  Well, firstly let me tell you,  if you’re reading this blog, then you’re one step ahead in actually desiring to change.  Secondly, I give an award to any woman out there who has a vision to grow and develop her capabilities and talents.  Start where you are today – whatever you’re doing.  Washing dishes?  Dealing with difficult clients?  Picking up the kids from school?

Capture this moment and shine! Perhaps even pick out a characteristic that you’d like to work on and start with that!  Why not give it a go!

Oh, and if you happen to have a bit of success in capturing this vision and shining – drop your thoughts in the comment box below!

Do You?

Yes, we’re all guilty of getting caught up in the daily grind and forgetting about the little niceties in life.  There are some basic acts of behaviour that will make you as a Lady more lovely and more likable.

And the good news is – they’re not hard, time-consuming or expensive!

So what’s your excuse?  Try one today!


 


Words of Wisdom No. 3

Learn to look inside yourself to regain self confidence during times of doubt. It’s an incredibly powerful & elegant tool.


Civility costs nothing and buys everything.—Lady Mary Worley Montagu


Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. -Jane Goodall


When women outshine men in everyday appearance—neat, classy, pretty, prideful, and virtuous—they capture continuous manly attention. Just think! How many guys with higher standards pass you by because you don’t look good enough to catch their eye?


Perhaps it’s my age, but the world’s single greatest beauty is that of smiling females anytime, anyplace, and for whatever reasons.


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

-Audrey Hepburn


I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. -Eleanor Roosevelt


The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.



Many thanks goes to: (1) TheElegantExpat (2) Deborah King (3)FamousWomen (4) WWNH (5)WWNH (6)FamousWomen (7) FamousWomen (8) FamousWomen

…and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

Ten Commandments of Friendship

dbdaaac33e9323aa988579fb31f121c0

We all want friendships that will last for eternity, don’t we? Follow these pointers and you’ll be blessed times over…

1. Speak to people — there is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.

2. Smile at people – it takes seventy-two muscles to frown and only fourteen to smile!

3. Call anyone by their name – the sweetest music to anyone’s ear is the sound of their own name.

4. Be friendly and helpful – if you would have friends, be friendly.

5. Be cordial – speak and act as if everything you do is a real pleasure.

6. Be genuinely interested in people – you can like everyone if you try.

7. Be generous with praise – cautious with criticism.

8. Be considerate of the feelings of others – it will be appreciated.

9. Be thoughtful of the options of others.

10. Be alert to give service – what counts most in life is what we do for others!

Taken from The Speaker’s Quote Book – Roy B. Zuck

Happy New Year!

5a627826f865632c27b469639fba8c9b

I would like to wish all my readers a happy and safe 2008! I would like to thank the many of you who have commented on this blog, and shared your thoughts and ideas.

This year will bring many more interesting articles, that I hope will be of interest and help to you. Although due to our work load, this year, the articles will be a little more spasmodic than usual.