Thursday, May 07, 2009

goodness

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others"
                                                               Audrey Hepburn
Cecil Beaton had a way of creating an illusion behind the lens and looking for good in others. Audrey Hepburn had a way in front of the camera as well as in her life.   Audrey was a screen star, full of style, grace and polish.  I have always admired the way she wore a hat, those incredible necklines and those eyes!  Lately, I have been a bit obsessed with adding elegant touches to my life as well as looking for the good in others.  If Audrey were still here today, she would have celebrated 80 years young on May 4th.  Goodness knows she certainly left an impression with those eyes.

Do you look for the goodness in others?  

28 comments:

abby jenkins said...

I believe there is good in everyone and everything. You just need to find it.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful post Patricia.....I am always trying to see the good, especially in the ones where they make it hard to find. But when they make it easy, it's so much nicer!

Frau said...

I certainly try, sometimes you have to look very very hard.

Purple Flowers said...

I aways try to look for the good in others.

GrannySmithGreen said...

ABSOLUTELY!

M said...

*Applause* I love the Little life lessons you always give us!

It's important always to be gracious and kind to others, how ever they treat us.

katiedid said...

Audrey certainly did have grace...thanks for the reminder to see the good!

Debra said...

There's a cute book out now- "What Would Audrey Do"? I think that's the title. I was peaking at it in B and N the other day. Audrey sure has a huge fan club. I think it's so easy to find the good in others. True enough, sometimes you have to dig a little but it's there.
I too am trying to add a little grace and 'specialness' to my life...like nice, colorful towels-which my TJ Maxx did not have- I did fid some nice navy and white ones though!!!

little augury said...

I love the Audrey Hepburn advice. a beautiful woman-loved her garden tour series. G

Mrs. Blandings said...

Maybe not hard enough.

Kotori said...

absolutely... everyone has a little bit of good in them.

Love that image of Audrey - gorgeous.

Julia said...

Oh, this reminds me of a quote I heard over the weekend:

"Love is to reveal the beauty of another person to themselves."
-Jean Vanier

Sweet Nothings said...

I love that audrey quote and picture!

annechovie said...

You make an excellent point, Patricia! This is a quality you seem to have in abundance and is a wonderful way to look at things/people! XO

leticia-galsintheknow.com said...

love the post, love the photo!

home before dark said...

I think as we muddle through this global meltdown, we yearn for comfort. Elegant touches. Thoughtful gestures. Sharing grace (not religious), simply the grace of goodness. I have always admired Audrey. It is always uplifting when the beautiful, the good and the wise are also funny. The image of veil is beautiful. Not an artist, I am always touched by the skill it takes for an artist to paint transparent images. Lace gets me every time.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Lovely, thoughtful post Patricia. I certainly try to give people the benefit of the doubt, and look for the good.

Rachel Follett said...

Great quote and I definitely agree with it but at times it can be hard to follow.

Michelle said...

I certainly hope for the goodness in others, and love the feeling of being around those people!! Like Maya Angelou once said "if people tell you who they are, believe them".

soodie :: said...

...and her poise and patience. And a little nuttiness (her character in Breakfast at Tiffany's..).

Renae said...

With some it is easy to find the good, with others it's like a treasure hunt, fabulous when you find it!
Blessings..

Kwana said...

What a beautiful image. I do try and look for the goodness. All the time.

Tricia Mitchell said...

I recently was told a story about a woman from a nearby community that pasted away just over a week ago. This woman was filled with love, kindness, grace and a spirituality that is very rarely seen. She saw the good in EVERYONE, even in some that most others could see little good in.

She was not a celebrity or a famous athlete or a politician but a loving mother and wife. And in spite of her rather commonness, her funeral service this past weekend was attended by over 800 people. Story after story was shared about how she touched the lives of so many, even during her long illness.

Since learning about this special woman I have spent a lot of time wondering if this ability to see beyond is a natural gift or something that one has to work at. I don't know the answer but I share this with you so that she will continue inspire and so her spirit will exceed beyond the 800 at her local service and out across the country and the world.

I didn't know this lovely woman personally but feel her purpose on earth was to teach everyone to see the good in people. I am happy to be one of her messengers.

xo
Tricia

Prairie Girl Studio said...

Thank you, thank you ~ I am most touched ...

Rose C'est La Vie said...

What's perverse in all this is that Cecil Beaton produced the good in others through the lens but he had a poisonous tongue. Some of his remarks about women in his diaries are shocking frankly. Hepburn seems to radiate sweetness and good nature.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

She simply radiated kindness. And charm.

allie in g'town said...

Tis always my intent...but sometimes it's just plain hard. Longing for the day when it has become habit.

ps...saw your work on another blogger that stopped by to comment today. You truely are "the" artist to the bloggers Patricia!

Millie said...

Patricia, this is such a warm & loving tribute to the gorgeous Audrey. I loved her most when she worked so tirelessly with UNICEF & often when she was very unwell. Her petite & fragile body certainly held a huge heart full of warmth & humility.
Millie ^_^