By Keyna Hoselton
Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota for 2012
How often do you find yourself comparing yourself to the girls around you? If you’re anything like me, the answer is A LOT.
“She is so much prettier than me.”
“Why can’t I be skinny like her?”
“Ughh. Why is my hair always so frizzy?”
“Why am I so clumsy?!”
“I just want him to think I’m beautiful.”
What if I told you that I had the secret to achieving the beauty that we all so desperately desire?
1. Forget the lipgloss.
FOR ATTRACTIVE LIPS, SPEAK WORDS OF KINDNESS.
2. Eye shadow? Mascara? You don’t need it.
FOR LOVELY EYES, SEEK OUT THE GOOD IN PEOPLE.
3. STOP DIETING!!!! Seriously.
FOR A SLIM FIGURE, SHARE YOUR FOOD WITH THE HUNGRY.
4. You know you’re just damaging your hair with that straightener right?
FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR, LET A CHILD RUN HIS OR HER HAIR THROUGH IT ONCE A DAY.
5. Tired of tripping up the stairs? Worry no more.
FOR POISE, WALK WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE.
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 MUST BE SEEN FROM IN HER EYES, BECAUSE THAT IS THE DOORWAY TO HER HEART, THE PLACE WHERE LOVE RESIDES.
THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN IS NOT IN A FACIAL MOLE, BUT THE TRUE BEAUTY IN A WOMAN IS REFLECTED IN HER SOUL. IT IS THE CARING THAT SHE LOVING GIVES, THE PASSION THAT SHE SHOWS, AND THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN WITH PASSING YEARS ONLY GROWS!
by Sam Levenson
made famous by Audrey Hepburn
Being a girl in today’s world is hard. We are expected to be “cookie-cutter beautiful,” but you need to remember that your beauty comes from the inside! It’s not about how you look, but rather how you act and treat the people around you. It doesn’t matter if you have blue eyes or brown, if you weigh 90 pounds or 200, whether your hair is straight or curly. The only thing that matters is that you are the best YOU that you can be! You don’t need to change who you are or the way you look to fit in with a certain group of people or to get that guy you’re crushing on to like you. You are beautiful just way you are!
Keyna Hoselton is a college freshman at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma majoring in Dance Performance with a possible minor in History. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Keyna was a participant in the Distinguished Young Women program and was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota for 2012. Learn more about Keyna here!