Thursday, February 9, 2017

To Be ... Not to Be Seen

It is those who have no need to be in the spotlight
who are really worth watching.

A lady does not need an audience in order to shine.  She is who she is, whether or not anyone else is watching.

She runs her life by principles (her code), not pretense. She is genuinely concerned with what she should be, not what others think her to be.  She knows how to enjoy an experience without turning it into a photo opportunity...

... She can buy a new car without posting a picture of it on social media.
   ... She will keep a tidy house when no guests are expected.
       ... She can dine at a fancy restaurant without publicizing photos of what she ate.
          ... She does a good deed when no one will notice.

A lady of substance is more concerned with being than being seen.

Monday, February 6, 2017

To Better Myself Without Considering Myself Better

"Never wrong to better yourself ...
Always wrong to consider yourself better."
My Father

A lady is always striving to improve and strengthen her mind, her body, her spirit.  She aspires to new personal heights.  In doing so, however, she never comes to see herself as superior. She betters herself without ever regarding herself better than others.

Photograph: Audrey Hepburn by Mark Shaw, 1953.