The famous actress Sophia Loren once gave advice to young women: “If you can learn to use your mind as well as you use a powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.” I admire Ms. Loren for her tenacity and wisdom. Yes, she became an international star. But, most important is the fact that she is very smart, not just beautiful and talented.
As young girls grow up in our modern society, they have many challenges to deal with, especially being bombarded daily by the media as to what a young lady should look, dress, and act like. True, lasting beauty is not superficial – it comes through the development of our heart and mind in such things as compassion, love, honesty, and commitment.