Monday, June 06, 2005

Audrey Hepburn's Beauty Tips and Other Words to Live By

This is a lovely poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her "beauty tips". It was read at her funeral years later.
a. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
b. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
c. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
d. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
e. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
f. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
g. 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.

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An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
* Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
* You cannot unsay a cruel word.
* Every path has a few puddles.
* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
* The best sermons are lived, not preached.
* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.
* Don't judge folks by their relatives.
* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
* Live a good, honorable life Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.
* Always drink upstream from the herd.
* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God

8 comments:

Angie said...

I would say that just about sums it up completely. I would really stress "don't judge folks by their relatives". There are some relatives I do not claim. :-/

mw said...

nicely put...boy that hepburn lady had class!

birdwoman said...

The best sermons are lived, not preached

AMEN

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colleen said...

Touched twice today...once by Hepburn's poem (thanks for posting it) and the other by your grandson's essay. He stirred up my fond memories of my own grandmother. And doesn't it make up for your son telling saying you were "sunken!"

Wilena said...

Enjoyed them very much........My favorite is....Forgive your enemies, it messes up their heads. Growing up if someone said something bad about us, I can still hear my dad saying than you should do something nice for them. He said that after bad things are said they usually feel bad and if you start being nice to them it really makes them feel worse for what they've said finding out that you areen't going to let it bother you and than you get a satisfaction seeing them suffer for what they said. That's like "killing two birds with one stone.............LOL

vicki said...

Love the words by Hepburn- ooooh, I'm having such a great day now and that's the icing on the cake! Thanks, Judy

Jamie Dawn said...

"Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer."
That's so true. It's so easy to open our big mouths and say stuff we wish we wouldn't have said.

I'm so glad you and my mother-in-law are blogging and commenting back and forth. You will enjoy getting to know Wilena.

Raehan said...

I love all of these!