A truly beautiful woman is beautiful from within to without.
Some of the qualities that truly beautiful women espouse over and above physical traits are;
Self confidence. Women do not have to be outspoken to exhibit self confidence.
Have positive energy and vibes. With all the negativity and suffering in this world, women who offer hope, joy, fun and excitement are generally deemed more attractive than sour, whining and negative women.
Energetic. Reminds us of our grandmas here in Africa who used to go to the shamba very early in the morning. Our grandfathers were not wrong in finding those energetic hard working traits in our grandmas highly attractive and prerequisites for a life partner.
A real and genuine smile.
Authentically themselves, proud to be the unique versions of themselves and not trying to be somebody else is also considered endearing for many women. So women let us love all of us including our quirky bits.
Other inner attributes said to make women beautiful include;
Composure that is a level of self control despite what is happening around one.
Deliberate, clear, persistent and intentional about who you are and what you want from in life.
Empathetic and kind.
Gives Back to the less fortunate in society.
Elegance that is moves gently, dignified, graceful in appearance, in movement, personal style or behaviour.
As we had this conversation with my friends on what makes a woman truly beautiful, the Proverbs 31 woman came up and that is where this discussion will end on this blog post.
10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
October 2019 – R.E.N.E.W.A.L – of beauty, mind and soul
What makes us beautiful