Lately the whole going grey/being grey conundrum has been on my mind.
As most of you know I have been taking the leave-my-hair-alone approach for a couple of years now.
Let me start our discussion by saying grey hair is not for everyone and I respect that opinion.
Friends either love or hate my grey hair; on the whole most days it would seem I am winning. Yes, maybe it is ageing or should I be more specific and say it doesn’t let me fool anyone. Grey hair generally means we have been around the block a few times and seen our share. Most days I am absolutely 100 % with that but there are days I find it confronting.
I don’t wish to fool anyone else but every now and then I would happily indulge in a little self-denial.
Going grey requires large doses of patience, a fair amount of self-confidence and a not-giving-in kind of approach.
Beauty is one of those extraordinary and intangible qualities.
We find beauty in the most obvious and the least likely ways and each of us interpret what we find beautiful very differently.
The joy of life is the search and the discovery of what we each consider, beauty.
For beauty is, ‘in the eye of the beholder’ and thankfully that is so otherwise life would be very black and white. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than watching how others interpret and never do we each see in the same way.
It is really a miracle.
As I think about the beauty secrets that aren’t those easily dispensed from a tube or those that require the hands of others I find my thoughts resting with those qualities to inspire and the attributes that help us grow as women.
Being beautiful is a life long work and of course I am not meaning the physical attributes here.
Yes, most of us want to be more beautiful in whatever way is acceptable and desirous to us but deep down we know it is a lot more complicated than diet, exercise, needles, scalpels and potions.
Internal beauty requires dedication.
The kind of beauty that makes us wake up each day and feel well within, beauty that makes us engage positively with others, be generous and for the most part enrich the lives of those we love and those around us.
This is not a one, two three easy beauty secret to share; we can’t take it or buy it.