Who better to take advice from than the original queen herself. Ever since I was a young girl and first watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, my favorite movie, I had been fixated with Audrey Hepburn. She had everything a girl could ever want. She was glamorous, beautiful and wise (not to mention those fierce eyebrows). Not only did I love Holly Golightly, Princess Anne and Sabrina Fairchild but the actor behind those roles. Even though I was never alive at the same time as she, I still have the feeling that I was because of the strong mark she left on the world not only through her work in film but also with her words. Just simply search her name and browse around a bit, I can guarantee you’ll understand what I mean. She loved all the normal things, fashion, makeup, and traveling but she also had passions in helping others. She was a well known supporter of UNICEF. The United Nations Children’s Fund is an organization dedicated to working in 190 countries to improve children’s lives with healthcare, nutrition, and education. Also, after Audrey’s death the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund was created as a non-profit to continue her work and ideals. Audrey Hepburn believed in kindness, confidence and happiness and in my opinion there’s a lot to learn from her.
- “Nothing is impossible, The word itself says “I’m possible” Believe in yourself. Anything and everything can be achieved through determination and hard work. Do not limit yourself out of fear of failing. Life was designed to include failures along with triumphs.
- “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” What you do and how you treat others will transfer over too your inner beauty, which is the most important. A nasty attitude will result in a nasty person but a caring and kind human will create a beautiful soul. In result, positivity towards others will be reciprocated and you will always have someone on your side.
- “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” I say this all the time but, people are our most valuable resource hold on to your true friends to make you stronger.
- “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” Do what brings you the most joy. No matter if its dancing, singing, or sports, do it. Personal happiness is important. Don’t deprive yourself of it out of fear of others opinions. The true friends will shine with support when you show your true self.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”Not only should you do what is best for you, do what is good for others too. Being charitable and helping others is a beautiful trait to have.
” I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”Laughter and a good sense of humor is an important quality in a person. Learning to laugh at yourself and laugh with others is an essential skill to learn for a happy life.
- “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” The most important form of beauty isn’t the visual version, bur instead what is beneath the skin. Goodness will be reflected in your inner beauty.
For more information on Audrey’s work with UNICEF click here. 🙂