Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beauty

Occasionally I go to a yoga class. In the yoga class I attended today, the instructor started the sesssion by reading a poem about beauty written by Audrey Hepburn. After a little research, it turns out that it was written by Sam Levinson and read by Audrey Hepburn on a New Years Eve many years ago. In any case...it was a wonderful way to start the class.

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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.


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Throughout the day I kept thinking of these words and trying to live by them.

3 comments:

  1. that's beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Yoga is the best! That's fun that he read this at the beginning.

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