They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Well, true, but then why do we feel need to prove our own? If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there is no need to wear feathers. You already have them, in your own eyes.
I think women are increasingly destroying their native charm. They cut, they add, they burn, they apply acid, they pump, they roast. They do all sorts of things to get the job done.
We try to solve the problem from outside but - and even with the risk of sounding commonplace - the real problem has to be solved from the inside. Diet, moderation, hydration, you know, breathing, laughter, all that.
And a frown transitions into a smile. I saw some women in their 40s - 50s - 60s and they were gorgeous! Why?
You know why.
Start building beauty from the inside out - and make outside just as beautiful.
Wherever you go - leave a mark. Leave a footprint that would make birds flock by and sing. Listen. When you speak, let flowers grow from your words! Look at what you leave behind. Don't be lazy. Lend a helping hand. Sometimes you need to do things that nobody else would be willing to do. Because it takes too much time, you would need to learn, constantly, and step out of your comfortable nest. And the trick is this: even if you are doing it for others, you are ultimately doing it for your own well-being. Know the limits, though. Don't overdo it.
Women should not compete against each other over anything. Ever.
It's a waste of time and a waste of energy, it leaves a shadow, and you can see it. In some people's eyes. Hatred. Jealousy. Paranoia. It's of no use.
These emotions cloud your judgement and leave you dried out, exhausted.
Take a small leap of faith, take it one step at a time. Be gentle with yourself, be patient.
Consider ever night, before you fall asleep, your own death. Put everything on the table and look at it for a moment. Just for a moment.
Then prepare to go home.