The Alluring Quality
Jeanette Berry, April 1980
I will confess, I am a
people-watcher. It fascinates me to study the face of a
total stranger and judging by their appearance, form an opinion of
that person. Their walk, size, grooming, overall appearance,
but most of all their countenance. Some people arouse my
pity, some disgust, but how refreshing to see a person with that
extra special glow that radiates their whole being. How I
long to be such a person. I want the radiance of the Lord
Jesus to permeate my being and to be unhindered by outward
Following is some advice I received
years ago. I think it clearly reveals from a human
standpoint those areas where we can improve our appearance.
I've heard it said, "A person must be attracted to you before they
will be attracted to your Christ." Keep this in mind as you
read the following by John Robert Powers of Power's Modeling
School. Strive to become such a person so as to give other
people-watchers food for thought.
"Small things go to make up charm,
which in itself is a mighty big and important thing.
Certainly you know a woman (probably more than one) whose figure
is not perfect, whose face is not truly beautiful, yet by her
personal magnetism she over-shadows those with mere physical
beauty. This woman understands and has confidence in
herself, thus she is able to develop both physical and mental
attributes to her advantage."
"YOU can be this kind of
woman...one whose charm is evident in all the small ways that
count. Let me tell you what I consider the ten most
expressive ways. Practice these, and you'll be the woman who
attracts admiring glances."
- The way you WALK...graceful
carriage is one of a woman's most subtle charms.
- The way you SIT...grace in
repose is the outward manifestation of poise.
- The way you FIGURE...a lovely
figure requires proper diet to adjust weight, and exercise to
- The way you DRESS...know the
lines and colors most flattering to face and figure.
- The way you MAKE UP...I call it
"make down", which means accenting, not exaggerating, your
natural good looks.
- The way you GROOM...gleaming
hair, manicured nails, neatly pressed clothes, hose that fit
slim and sleek. Such things add to a lovely appearance as
their opposites detract.
- The way you SMILE...the
brightness of your expression reveals your friendliness, says
you're a person worth knowing.
- The way you ACT...good manners
are always in good taste.
- The way you THINK...turn your
thoughts outward, as well as inward, to broaden your interests
and thus develop your mind.
- The way you SPEAK...a well
modulated voce and unaffected manner are essential.
Charm is both an inner and outer
glow, one prompts and furthers the other. There is no such
thing as an unattractive woman, only the woman who does not make
the most of herself by cultivating the ways I've mentioned.
Strive for perfection in each to achieve that alluring
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