Tuesday, August 5, 2014
When I was growing up, we spent a great deal of time at both of our grandmother's homes I understand now that I am older exactly why! My mother was quiet young when we were born and sadly I know now, we were not all that treasured. It's okay and there were blessings everyday because I learned so much from the time I spent with my grandmothers. I learned from my paternal grandmother how loving a mother could be to her child. From my maternal grandmother I learned the values of an education and a university degree. I also was taught by this same grandmother how to be a lady. She had high expectations for us and daily instilled them in us.
Thinking about this now, I understand that becoming a lady is a learning process just like being a gentleman. These qualities are taught, over and over again by parents who desire this for their child or children. You could say, a mom and a dad just have to STICK with the hard lessons of teaching manners, respect for others, respect for nature, love of our nation, and respect for God. These qualities are fading today and sadly fading even among adults. Elegance defines a true lady and this usually appears quiet fast when you meet a lady because she rarely speaks negatively of others. Her integrity is apparent. Her relationships are personal and private and she speaks of her interest, rather than people. A lady always shines! Always!
Manners are so closely connected to our actions. My advice for the day.......... Be genuine, be real, be loving, be kind and........always be a little mysterious! Yes, mysterious....that for sure is the mark of an elegant and beautiful lady!