Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Audrey Hepburn's Beauty Tips

I heard this poem for the first time at our Junior League meeting on Monday night & loved it. I thought that Audrey Hepburn actually wrote it ,but it was written by Sam Levenson, but the story we heard is that Audrey Hepburn quoted it in an interview she did with Vogue magazine.

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.
Remember, If you ever 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, or 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 the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Sam Levenson
Contrary to what some may think, Audrey Hepburn did not write this beautiful poem, Sam Levenson did. Levenson wrote "Time Tested Beauty Tips" for his grandchild, and it just so happened to be one of Audrey's favorite poems. She read it to her children on the very last Christmas Eve she spent with us here on Earth.

2 comments:

Paige Lynn said...

Sigh I love Audrey. That is so sweet that she read that to her grandchildren before she died. Can you imagine having Audrey as your grandmother?

Gratcia said...

I love this so much (^_^) So beautiful, thank you for sharing this!