This kind of beautiful has a different magnetism. The women who have nurtured it carry the confidence of an identity that cannot be taken away by the years or by the shallow evaluation of others. To those who have spent any time with them, these women are irresistible, because they have the gift of helping others feel beautiful too.
As I look into the eyes and listen to the words of other women, I think many of us are emptying our baskets too soon. We each want to make a difference in our corner of the world. At first, we think we have more than enough to offer to everyone. Generously, eagerly, we give away our time, our ideas, our organizational skills, our knowledge… until suddenly there is little or nothing left.