Wow, what a journey it has been and what amazing stories we have read. Thank you to the contributing bloggers and to you for reading and sharing their stories. Today is the final post of The #YourBeautifulSeries, look out for more interesting developments in the new year. Thank you for posting, reading, commenting and sharing the stories of the wonderful woman. Today we meet Laura-Kim Le-Roux, a wife, mother and blogger and all round inspiring woman.
Beauty is being real by Laura-Kim Le Roux
What Is Your Description Of Beauty?
Realness. Lebo is probably one of the most gorgeous women I know. She always looks good, dresses well and is confident, but she is also very real. She is open and honest about who she is and I think that’s what makes her beautiful to me. Beauty isn’t whether your face could be featured on Cosmo but rather who you are, how you carry yourself and how you share your message with the world.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
When have you felt your most beautiful?
I know this sounds clichéd but I really felt beautiful when David and I got married. I look at the photos and love the way I look in them all, it extended to our honeymoon, even the photos of me in my bikini – I don’t cringe when I look at them. Aside from that I feel my most beautiful now. I have lost weight, I feel good in the clothes I am wearing and don’t mind looking in the mirror.
Man, she looked as if she’d just been thrown off the crummiest freight train in the world. Yet in spite of this I got the impression of beauty, not the beauty of a movie actress, mind you, or the beauty you dream about when you’re with your wife, but a natural beauty, a beauty that’s almost homely because it’s so real. ~Martin Goldsmith & Martin Mooney, Detour, 1945, spoken by the character Al Roberts
What are the things that you use to make yourself beautiful?
I have never worn make-up outside of fancy functions and events. I think it would be the clothes I wear. I have undergone a major transition since having Emma (my last baby). I also love earrings! I seldom wear jewellery but always have earrings in. I have also surrounded myself with people who lift me up, accept me and appreciate me. It makes a huge difference in how I feel when I am in social settings with them.
It is a rare woman who can overcome her desire to remain pretty and allow herself to become beautiful. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Why do those particular items or circumstances make you feel beautiful?
I am moving away from the soccer mom look and experimenting with different things now instead of just the jeans and shirt I wore for years and years. I love my kids and I am still very much in the season of playing soccer mom but none of them need my body anymore, so I can reclaim it and do what I want with it.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.Maya Angelou
How would you make another woman feel beautiful?
Regardless of what our love languages are, I think all women love to hear another women tell them they look good. I try to compliment women – from cashiers, to other moms, to random people – you can see it always makes them feel good. Women need to appreciate their uniqueness and see themselves the way their children do.
MEET THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
Hi, my name is Laura. I have 4 kids, a husband, a dog,and a swimming pool. When I am not trying to make sure they all remain alive, fed, clothed and love and trying to keep the pool from turning into South Africa’s very own Loch Ness I am baking or writing the next bestseller. Please connect with me on twitter