Audrey Hepburn was known for her physical beauty in her youth but I love to look at pictures of her in her 60's because there is a beauty that simply wasn't present in her younger years.
Did you know that she devoted years of her life to UNICEF. She contributed money for decades and then spent 1988-1992 volunteering in some of the poorest cities in Africa, South America,and Asia. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award . She was fluent in English, Dutch, French, Italian,Spanish,and German. Her passion for making life better for people that are forgotten is what truly marked her life.
She was born with an angel face but that didn't define her. There was so much more to achieve in life than being worshipped for her youth and beauty. When I look at these pictures of her, I truly think she was even more beautiful in her later years! Youth does not own beauty, true beauty is something we earn through a life well lived!
Our culture tells us that getting older makes us less valuable, less beautiful, but how ridiculous is that? Our only meaningful years are supposed to be between 18-29?? I reject that with all that is in me!
At 37, I have more wrinkles than I used to. I've lost some of my youthful appearance but I am living with purpose in a way that my younger self couldn't have imagined. I like myself as a person so much than I did in my 20's! I'm happier, healthier, and more comfortable in my own skin. I am excited to experience my 40's, 50's, and beyond because I'm no longer living for others approval! Instead, like Audrey, I want to make a difference while I'm here. I want to leave humanity better for having been here with however many years I get on this planet.
I hope I get to live as long as my incredible grandmother and have my great grandchildren see the beauty of a kind, loving, revolutionary heart. They might not even see a glimmer of the beauty my youth offered through thinning white hair and 90 years worth of wrinkles, but if I'm anything like Granny Franny, they will think I'm beautiful all the same!
Don't believe the lies, ladies! You are more than a pretty face! #beautytips
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.