Friday, October 11, 2013
The Audrey Hepburn Lesson
While she was well loved and many saw her as this glamorous person, she didn't feel the same. She thought her nose was too big. She thought her feet were too big. She thought she was too thin. Her son even stated that she would look in the mirror and ask why people thought she was pretty.
Do I have a point? Yes. Yes, I do have a point. We all look in the mirror and see things we don't like. I too, look in the mirror and think my nose is too big, among other things. I think Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful woman, yet, she didn't agree. Do you see where I'm going with this? EVEN the beautiful Audrey Hepburn didn't see herself as beautiful. There were even accounts of a couple of people she worked with who stated that they did not think she was beautiful but she "Moved people" and that was a great thing to have in a star.
So, the next time you look in the mirror and find NOTHING you like, remember that the beautiful Audrey Hepburn couldn't find much to like about herself either. The next time some one makes a negative comment about you and it stings, remember that there were people who didn't think Audrey Hepburn was beautiful. Look in the mirror and remind yourself that beauty is in the eye of the beholder . . . and it's not a competition. I don't have to be tall to be beautiful. I don't have to be tan to be beautiful. I can have a nose that I think is too big. A nose that is crooked. I can have freckles and huge eyes and a goofy smile and STILL be beautiful.
It's easy to forget this. I have a friend who NEEDS to be reminded of this right now and this blog entry is for her. You ARE beautiful. The mirror is a cruel liar sometimes . . . it's time to set it straight. ;)