A Year of 21 Days: Beauty (Day 7- Learning)

March 7, 2013

Proverbs 31:16

She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

A Proverbs 31 woman is savvy, educated, and exercises self-control.  Where did I get all that?

She considers a field:  Sorry, all you impulse shoppers out there.  Self-control is not only Biblical (we need only look at Eve to see that), but it’s also beautiful.  Don’t believe me?  If you don’t practice self-control with food, you will probably gain weight.  Keep it up long enough and you end up obese.  If you don’t practice self-control with sleep (my big vice), you end up with big circles under your eyes and extra cortisol for belly fat).    Too much drinking gives you a beer belly, worn liver, toxicity, and split capillaries.  The list goes on.  Self-control is beautiful… and it may keep you younger.

The Proverbs woman is also educated.  I’m not talking about a college degree, although sometimes that helps.  I’m talking about taking the time to learn.

I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality. Beauty is not enough.
Roberto Cavalli
Men find intelligent women attractive, in spite of the stereotype of the dumb beauty winning men.  Beauty may catch a man’s eye, but intelligence captures his attention.
Out of her earnings, she plantss a vineyard.  Beauty is savvy.  It looks for the best way to do things, not always the easiest way.  Beauty sees long-term.  Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, both known for defying their ages, both started taking care of themselves back when they were young beauties on Friends.
Intelligence also slows aging; the more we learn, the better we delay the onset of mental lapses, dementia, and Alzheimers.
Be controlled, savvy, and intelligent.  The beauty will follow.
Take good care of your hair.  Wash it less often unless it is severely oily; every other day is sufficient for many.  Space your coloring out, if you color your hair, and just use touch-ups.  Try unconventional conditioners like mayonnaise (egg and oil are good for your hair), olive oil, or coconut oil.  Bypass the hair dryer, curling irons, or hot rollers occasionally.  They may make you a little more beautiful today, but they damage your hair in the long run.
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