How to be a lady

 

I’ve always believed that a woman and a lady, were two entirely different things.

An adult female may constitute a woman, but on it’s own, is far from the title,  a lady! Such women are few and far between these days; a sad reality, in my humble opinion.

The infamous Julie Andrews was a beautiful example of a lady: polished, classy, humble and graceful.  She exuded confidence, while maintaining dignity and poise. A subtle sexiness worthy of flaunting but kept for the imagination. Young ladies need these kind of role models.

Far from typical for my culture, I was raised with such beliefs. And I owe my views and disposition, to my grandmother and my mother; both equally femme and fabulous. I learnt manners as a child, to dress polished and be lady-like, to present my best self at all times and to know my own worth.

They taught me that a lady is a jewel; a prized possession in today’s society and that real ladies, deserved great men of honor and one willing to fight for her! She need not conform to ideals, flaunt her body, but rather her brain and to hold true to family values, regardless of others, casual ways.

These values have stuck true and stay close to my heart. So when the pressures of society creep in, I turn on the classic movie channel or look to my beloved role models; Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana. There, a lady lies.

While society may evolve and move further from my views, I plan to pass these values down to a daughter, {God willing} one day.

 

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