“Happy girls are the prettiest.” (1929-1993), Audrey Hepburn, actress
Aren’t the girls in that photo pretty?
Yes, I’m incredibly biased. You’re looking at a photo of my youngest daughter, my two oldest daughters (one’s the bride), and my daughter-in-love. They are each beautiful, inside and out.
But look closer at that photo. Their beauty is accentuated because they are so, so happy. Why? Well, my daughter, Amy, got married the day that photo was taken. (I suppose the wedding dress gave it away, huh?) And her sisters were celebrating with her. The happiness surrounding them all was almost tangible.
Beauty, as the saying goes, is only skin deep. But our emotions transcend our physical features. Sometimes our emotional well-being — or lack thereof — transforms our faces. I’m not suggesting we wear smiley-face masks. There was a time in my life when God insisted I remove the mask I wore. At first I the vulnerability was uncomfortable. Stark. But, for all that, I was being real. Audrey Hepburn was considered a beautiful woman — she still is. Based on today’s quote, I also think she was quite wise.
In Your Words: How would you finish this sentence: ____________ girls are the prettiest. Why?
Photo by Lisa Anne Photography