Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Beauty Tip

William Paxton (1869-1941) - Girl combing her hair before the mirror.

"She looked at herself in the glass with some anxiety, for the first time in her life. She saw a slight, lean figure, promising to be tall; a complexion browner than cream-coloured, although in a year or two it might have that tint; plentiful curly black hair, tied up in a bunch behind with a rose- coloured ribbon; long, almond-shaped, soft grey eyes, shaded both above and below by curling black eye-lashes.

‘I don’t think I am pretty,’ thought Molly, as she turned away from the glass; ‘and yet I am not sure.’ She would have been sure, if, instead of inspecting herself with such solemnity, she had smiled her own sweet merry smile, and called out the gleam of her teeth, and the charm of her dimples."

~ Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance..."
~ Proverbs 15:13a

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  1. Hi, JES,
    I have started (long ago) a post on how to be beautiful...I wanted to find quotes and Scripture to punctuate it, but I have stalled out. A true smile is the essence of physical beauty. Someone who earnestly smiles from a heart of thankfulness is beautiful to me!
    It is blustery and chilly. I need to get out in the garden to plant garlic and pull out old plants for the winter cleanup. thinking of what it might be like there where you are...Hugs to you today.

    1. Thanks for the hug :) and sharing here today! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. A great tip! Mother Theresa said, "Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."

    1. Very true :) Thanks for sharing here today!


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