Wednesday, September 9, 2009

words for wednesday

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 that 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.
-Sam Levenson

NOTE: This poem was one of Audrey Hepburn's favorites and has been erroneously attributed to her. It was read by Miss Hepburn to her sons, Sean and Luca on Christmas Eve, 1992 and also on occasion when she was asked for beauty tips. Thank You Stacy Julian for sharing this poem.

5 comments:

stitching under oaks said...

oh, that's a great poem for keeping things in perspective. Hoping your having a wonderful day today!

larissa said...

what a beautiful poem! thanks so much for using your hands to type up these little gems for us each wednesday! enjoy your day kristyn!

Heather said...

This is a wonderful poem. I loved reading things like this that help you to remember that giving is part of receiving

Hip Mountain Mama said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Journeying Five said...

What a great poem and such a good thing to think on as a mother of young children!