Time Tested Beauty Tips – A Poem

This week is the Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest 2018, which I’m honored to take part in.

August McLaughlin found the following poem helpful during her recovery from an eating disorder, and the theme of the Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest was actually derived from this poem. Read August’s story here, Does Dirt Have Calories?

Lynn Kelley, Grammy Gets It

Here’s the lovely poem:

Time Tested Beauty Tips

by Sam Levenson

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
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 shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!


Isn’t that a beautiful poem? I love every word of it. I especially love this line, “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes.”

For me, it’s the beauty I see in others. Not physical beauty, but their inner beauty beaming from within. I’ve always seen this in children and babies, but since George was diagnosed with cancer or maybe because I’m older and wiser, I don’t know, but I appreciate more than ever before the beauty in others, the beauty of life, and the wonders of our world.

Here’s my post for the blog fest, which was inspired by Sam Levinson’s poem. The fest will continue through 11pm PST, March 9th, so there’s plenty of time to read more entries and potentially win a fun prize.

Again, here’s the link to August’s compelling post, Does Dirt Have Calories? Definitely worth a read.

What are your thoughts? Does that poem resonate with you? Do you have any beauty tips of your own you’d like to add?

I’d love to hear from you.

Photo credit: Engin Akyurt – Pixabay

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2 Responses to Time Tested Beauty Tips – A Poem

  1. Pambelina says:

    That is definitely a beautiful poem! I love it…my favorite part is about sharing food with the hungry to have a slim figure…that’s quite insightful 🙂

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