K is for Audrey Kathleen Ruston a.k.a. Audrey Hepburn

| May 4, 2014

If you visited Google today you most likely may have noticed a sketch of Audrey Hepburn. Obviously, this is because today is her birthday. Therefore, I have decided to dedicate this brief and clichéd post to her.

Since Hepburn is such a legend I will not go into detail about her life. All I will say is, Hepburn was much more than an actress and fashion icon. She was a humanitarian who dedicated her life to helping impoverished children.

To have a glimpse of the kind of person I would like to think she was, here is poem she wrote when asked for beauty tips that was later read at her funeral.

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!