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    Tuesday, January 03, 2017

    On a flight back to LA,  I sat next to an older lady probably in her late 70's. We started chatting, and she asked me what I did for a living.  I told her I was in the business of making people feel good and stay beautiful.  =) She laughed and told me that was nice, but at her age, there was "NO helping this DINOSAUR!"  I laughed but was curious what SHE thought was beautiful?  Her answer, "Me at thirty." and all I could think about was how I still thought both by grandmas were still BEAUTIFUL at 77 and 88! 

    We are so bombarded by ads that scream at us-"youthfulness is beauty" that we forget how long it takes to find acceptance of self.That usually happens when the first lines start to show up. Imagine all the beautiful stories and wisdom your grandparents hold.  I  work with "beautiful" people all the time in their   20's and 30's, and even though they have the prettiest eyes or longest hair, they can be so  "UGLY" because of the way they view the world- so selfishly, as if the world owed them something because of the way they look versus what they have to offer.

      Physical beauty is societies definition of beauty. The kind that makes people want to sleep with you. I'm talking about the beauty I've  experienced when speaking to many older people, in their 50' 60's and 70's - who are filled with so much wisdom and vibrancy, that I've left their presence with a smile on MY face feeling peaceful, wiser and prettier. This has happened so many times.  If you encounter a  person that is able to make that much of an impression on you .... ( no matter what they look like) WOW! THAT is beautiful. 

      I honestly believe you're as beautiful (or young) as you view yourself, how YOU feel, and the direct way you make others feel. To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old(AND BITTER)
    ~Oliver Wendell Holmes 

    I’m not being cliche, ' and I'm not telling you to stop the use of makeup and become Mother Theresa, just be aware beauty really is knowing what makes YOU beautiful beyond hair and makeup. Otherwise, you're in for a sad awakening when you do start to age. ;p 

    It's funny, as I'm writing this, I feel like I'm getting more and more like my grandma, and I'm kinda happy about that. 

    These beautiful words written by Gemma Brunk says it all, 

    “It is the old apple trees that are decked with the loveliest blossoms. It is the ancient redwoods that rise to majestic heights. It is the old violins that produce the richest tones. It is the aged wine that tastes the sweetest. It is ancient coins, stamps, and furniture that people seek. It is the old friends that are loved the best. Thank God for the blessings of age and the wisdom, patience, and maturity that goes with it.” 

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