An Elegant Lady is continually learning, she is always seeking ways to improve not only herself but also the lives of those around her.
An Elegant Lady is compassionate, especially towards the poor and needy, those who through no fault of their own are suffering in this life. She will search for ways to bring them relief, and considers no deed too great or too small in order to be of service.
An Elegant Lady understands "atmosphere". More often then not, she will have soft music playing in the background. She continually seeks for a soothing, peaceful spirit to dominate in her home. Though this is not always possible, through experience she has learned how to quickly end conflicts, quiet noise, and restore peace. Her own cheerful attitude towards others, has a calming effect.
An Elegant Lady has learned to take care of all parts of her body. She understands that her teeth must last a lifetime. So she has learned to pay careful attention to the effects different foods have on her teeth and their potential staining capabilities. She has given up chocolate and coffee for this very reason.
An Elegant Lady keeps her mouth clean. She would never, ever smoke. Not only is it unladylike and causes bad breath, but it is life shortening. A lady is careful that her breath stay clean, fresh and odor free at all times.
An Elegant Lady perfectly models moderation and teaches her children to do the same. Yes, you may have a couple cookies, just not the whole box. Yes, you may bake your family a pie, but then you must discipline yourself and them, to eat only one piece.
An Elegant lady will not be like other women who deprive their families of treats because she can't control her own portions and so makes the whole family do without. No, she will control herself and also teach her children the rule of moderation, and how they can all enjoy the pleasant things in life without over indulging.
An Elegant Lady will not exercise for hours everyday just so she can over indulge her food cravings. She will teach herself portion control, whether that be green beans or pie.
An Elegant Lady takes pride in her cooking skills, she will practice recipes over and over, until finally she can dish it out to perfection.
An Elegant Lady energetically creates a clean, cheerful atmosphere for her family to grow and thrive in. Through trial and error, she has established a comforting, familiar rhythm to her household that rarely changes. Part of that rhythm is the daily, weekly and monthly schedule she has prepared for herself, which she adheres to religiously.
An Elegant Lady loves things that are alive. She will always have something living inside her home, whether that be a loyal dog, a cuddly cat, a happy bird, a colorful fish, or even a living green plant. She will always choose something living to bring energy and life into her home.
An Elegant Lady will bless and thank the Lord, her Creator all day long, looking up to Him for inspiration and guidance and instruction, continually acknowledging Him for His goodness towards her and not only her, but every living man, woman and child.
She believes in God and that He is a good God, greatly to be praised, and that blessing Him continually will bring favor, and a good blessing on her home and family.
An Elegant Lady would never let a day go by without nourishing her spirit, by feeding it the word of God. She has a beloved Bible that she reads from daily. Many pages have been permanently stained by her tears.
An Elegant Lady makes nightly dishwashing a pleasant ritual. She will light a candle, play favorite music or Bible tapes and smile as she hums along with the music or memorizes scripture. She will keep a soft rug by her kitchen sink to sooth her feet so she can work longer. She takes pride in carefully hand washing her dishes using hot, soapy water and drying them with her white, lint free, tea towels until everything, including the sink, sparkles and shines.
An Elegant Lady will go through the trouble of sewing lace to the edges of her tea towels, they seem prettier and more elegant to her that way.
An Elegant Lady is a teacher of good things. She speaks evil of no man. She does not meddle in things too high for her.
An Elegant Lady is slow to speak, and study's to be quiet. She will not argue endlessly with her husband, even about very important matters, but will take it to the Lord and trust Him to sort it all out. She teaches her children to respect their Dad, and to show thoughtfulness and kindness in word and deed. She herself, is a living example of God's grace.
An Elegant Lady loves how washing sheets makes everything feel fresh and clean, and always looks forward to the weekly chore of putting fresh linens on her family's beds. From time to time, she'll hang them outside to dry under God's sterilizing sunrays, whenever the weather permits.
An Elegant Lady would never leave her room in the morning without first making her bed and has consistently taught her children to do the same, until it became a habit.
In the evening while her hard working husband is relaxing, an Elegant Lady will bring him cold drinks and his favorite snack.
An Elegant Lady is not a TV watcher. She does not seek to be entertained, but derives great satisfaction from working with her hands, whether that be knitting, sewing, quilting, or crocheting, an elegant lady will never be idle.
An Elegant Lady is a hard worker. You won't see her sitting around idle, mindlessly watching TV or listening to music, while there is a sink full of dirty dishes, loads of backed up dirty laundry or endless chores to be done. This wise Lady will continually be engaged in some sort of productive activity.
We can all be elegant in our own way. It'll take work and we can't do it alone, since for most of us elegance doesn't come naturally. The Lord will help those who specifically ask Him in prayer. It is God's will that we live a life of elegance and dignity, enhancing the gospel we have believed so that others will be drawn to the Truth through us. We can either attract others or repel them. Let's be used by God to do good in this world, and to leave our mark on those who we come in contact with.