This statement by Audrey Hepburn took me in:

I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.

When we reach a certain age, we learn some things about happiness.

That it’s up to us.

That it’s ninety-some percent attitude.

And that the greatest happiness often comes from giving.

There’s been discussion, perhaps since the beginning of time, if happiness is a choice.

We menopause girls  think it is, mostly, don’t we?

We’ve figured that out along the way.

And thanks to Audrey for helping us understand that pretty is as pretty does.


Audrey Hepburn is ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female film legend of all time.  As her life went on, she spent less time acting and more time traveling  the earth campaigning for the welfare of children.

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Barbara Younger

Barbara Younger blogs from her home in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Along with Friend for the Ride: Encouraging Words for the Menopause Roller Coaster (http://friendfortheride.com), she writes books for children and adults. She lives in an old house with her husband Cliff. and collections of everything from dolls to buttons to bookmarks. She's the mother of two grown daughters and the grandmother to one adorable baby boy!

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