photo by Mel Ferrer
If there was ever a woman whose bell of life still rings sweetly in the hearts of those who revere her, that woman would be Audrey Hepburn. Her life is a woven tapestry of monumental joys, sorrow, struggles and success. In itself, a script fit for the big screen. I was doing some reading for myself on this wonderful performer and Goodwill Ambassador, to gain more insight on the draw that she has had on generations of admirers. In every manner of speaking, she truly was, is, a brilliant gem. A lady of prestigious bloodlines, she always remained humble. There always seemed to be a true sincerity in her every step. I was so deeply moved by her struggles during World War II. It was during this time that would help shape her into becoming the advocate for humanitarian aid that she is also so well known for, something that would gain her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was a phenomenal actress, a legendary fashion figure, and a loving mother. A true example of beauty, both on the surface and within.
photo by Philippe Halsman
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 their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you
never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
never throw out anyone.
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.
To learn more about her and her charities, visit her website at: