Things I Want My Daughter to Know: Keep it Classy

There’s an woman I know who looks, acts, (and even talks!) very much like this beautiful woman in this video.  For some strange reason, she has decided to adopt me over this past year, lol, and taken me under her wing (in advice, elegant home party planning, ettiquite, proper form, entertaining higher ups, etc.), and helps me a lot with running the events I do for our wives organization.  Her level of sophistication and class has truly challenged me to step up the elegance and effort on my part.  Wow was I ever lacking in this area!

Her sweet, beautiful and kind daughter is high school age, and I ADORE watching their relationship. 😀

So I would be remiss to not post this as “something I wish my daughter to know.”

Keep it Classy 😀

Stephanie

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3 thoughts on “Things I Want My Daughter to Know: Keep it Classy

  1. Stephanie, this is excellent.

    i always find it interesting when people give opinions on appearance – the overall theme is to keep is simple. after that, i think there’s a good amount of room to be an individual and express one’s own style.

    this brought back the dream i had of raising daughters, teaching them how to entertain and live in public settings well by example. then my life took a very different turn with my special needs daughter, with my marriage, and survival became our way of life. that’s not bad, it just is.

    we are much more simple than i thought we’d be. we live an extremely simple life. but i’ve taught my girls to find the beauty and contentment in what they have regardless of how much or little (Paul’s teaching to learn to be content in little or much).

    i’ve taught them to present themselves well – to do the best they can with what they have. we can’t always dress in certain ways, but we can always wear a smile and look people in the eyes and be gracious with our manners and compliments and be in the moment when we’re with others.

    we can’t always have the home and furnishings we’d like, but we can be clean and gracious with what we do have. our attitude and heart will be remembered long after what we have if they are worthy of being remembered.

    a repair man was in my house this past year and made a comment about my tile counters. “Don’t you just hate these?” he asked. and i replied that i did, but i also said that i am so grateful for them, for the house i have, to live in a house, to live in a safe neighborhood, to have a/c and heat. it’s not what i have, it’s what i do with what i have and my attitude towards it that matters most.

  2. “but i’ve taught my girls to find the beauty and contentment in what they have regardless of how much or little (Paul’s teaching to learn to be content in little or much).”

    Yes!!!! That is my life verse – the “secret” of the contentment Paul found out. ❤

    "we can’t always have the home and furnishings we’d like, but we can be clean and gracious with what we do have."

    And yes I totally agree! Enjoying what we do have, being satisified totally with it and looking for the positive is sooo much better than the alternative perspectives. Especially longterm.

    Aww thanks for the comment Ame ❤

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