I came across this poem while reading Miranda Kerr’s book Treasure Yourself and I wanted to share it with you, because I thought it was beautiful.
Time Tested Beauty Tips
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 anyone.
Remember , if you 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, of the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from 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 caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.
And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows.
I think it’s so important that people understand this and embrace this. This poem may not be recent, but it is truly timeless, I think.
I really do believe that beauty comes from within and I wish that others could fully understand my point of view and believe it themselves. The world would truly be so different if there weren’t so much emphasis put on how people look.
Actions should speak louder than the body or face they come from. The way someone looks should not reflect the way they are treated or viewed in society.
Society is built so much, and puts so much pressure, on the way a person looks rather than the way they act. This is a total inequity. People who are more ‘genetically blessed’ or hold the current, ideal beauty image should not be treated differently for those who are more unconventionally beautiful.
I think beauty should be decided upon by the individual. You should decide that you are beautiful, rather than anyone else. This can mean two things.
- Firstly, you have to decide yourself that how you look is enough and that no-one can change that. You have to treat that as a fact once you have decided this. You have to believe that what other people think or say about you, based on how you look, does not dissuade you from the fact that you are beautiful. Because, you have decided that you are and that is what matters most.
- Secondly, you have to know that your inner beauty is so much more important that your physical. The way you treat someone is a reflection of your inner beauty rather than what’s on the outside. The words you speak and the actions you make should spread love and happiness to the world, rather than bring hate and negativity. That is what I believe true and timeless inner beauty is.
The words in this poem speak true for me and I hope one day for everyone. That is one of the biggest problems with this world, in my eyes. Maybe, one day more people will realise that and the world could be a significantly better place.
This may be wishful thinking, but nothing good ever happens without some intention or hope for it to.
I hope you guys can see this and think about it.
Let me know what you think! 🙂
Love you all, even if I don’t know you. My words will spread love, even though my actions (in this case, because I’m writing a blog and you are reading this) cannot.
Virtual hugs xx ❤