Ever since I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn has been a shimmering inspiration to me.
For more than sixty years, Audrey Hepburn has always been mentioned not only as a symbol of beauty and pure kindness but also as an inspirational role model for every young woman. Me included.
- She was a great actress and a loving mother.
- She spoke six different languages.
- She spent all her life doing humanitarian work and served as a UNICEF ambassador.
- She understood the importance of being educated and worked to bring literacy to the world’s most vulnerable.
Many years have passed, but these lessons from Audrey Hepburn still resonate with many young women like us. If you need motivation for the upcoming journey, here are some timeless lessons from Audrey Hepburn that will create a spark in your heart.
Enjoy Your Everyday Life
Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. — Audrey Hepburn
I’ve learned that every day in your life is a precious gift. Open your heart, appreciate every moment passing by, and you will constantly create joy in spite of all circumstances.
Spending Time Alone Is A Way To Reconnect With Your Soul
I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.
As an introvert, being alone is a way for me to sit back and reflect on everything that has happened recently. It’s the time for me to heal, relax, and listen to my inner voice so that I can have more energy facing the outside world.
Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it. — Audrey Hepburn
Life is naturally colorful. Everyone holds his own color. Wouldn’t it be boring if everyone looked the same, do the same and think the same? There is no place for toxic comparison. Because, you and me – we are unique.
Hey, give yourself a hug. You deserve it!
When The Opportunity comes, Grab It With All Your Heart
I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them. — Audrey Hepburn
If you want your life to be different, you have to do things differently. So the next time when the opportunities you are waiting for comes along, recognize and seize them with every chance you get.
Tomorrow Is A New Beginning
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. — Audrey Hepburn
Everyone is suffering in their own way. So just believe in the happiest things in your heart. Today will end, and tomorrow is a new beginning with new opportunities to learn, grow and evolve.
When I worked with the UK Plum Village to translate monk Thich Nhat Hanh teaching videos, I was gifted some exceptional books that I love a lot. In his teachings and books, monk Thich Nhat Hanh always reminded us that “Because suffering is impermanent, that’s why we can transform it. Because happiness is impermanent, that is why we have to nourish it.”
What is beauty anyway?
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years. — Audrey Hepburn
Before you go
These life lessons are simple. Since they are simple, we might forget along the way. Today’s article is actually a little gift from me to you.
A little reminder about life, love, and mind.
Tell me, babe, what are the life lessons from Audrey Hepburn that you resonate with the most?