You know her. She walks into the room, and others become aware of her presence. She is hated by some women, and loved by most men. The woman that despises her, will search high and low, to find a chink in her armor. Men will notice her, and think that she rocks completely chink free. There is just something about her.
What this woman possesses and releases into the room, is the magic of youthful feminine loveliness. She is confident, but this doesn’t mean that she believes that she’s perfect. Actually, it is quite the opposite. She is very aware of her imperfections, but she chooses to view them in a positive light. This kind of confidence, comes from a deep relationship with the One who designed her. She is happy with her appearance and her personality – imperfections, quirks and all. The confidence that she feels, allows her to reach out to others, freely giving of herself, and she works to accept that she may never receive anything in return. This doesn’t always come easy to her. There are days that she could easily curl up inside of herself, to lick her wounds and insecurities, but she chooses to reach outwardly instead.
How does she do this? It’s really not that complicated. She is sweet, spicy and fun. She is open and honest – showing her authenticity. She smiles. She looks others in the eye. She talks to the ones that others ignore. She listens with care. She doesn’t allow herself to be cliquish. She may not be young, but she exudes youthfulness. She’s like a magnet that draws others in.
Don’t be jealous of her – she isn’t your enemy. You would be better served to examine your own attitudes and demeanor, and then learn from her. Here’s a word about men. They like this woman, and they can’t see anything wrong with her, so if you are tempted to speak negatively about her, or even raise an unapproving eyebrow when her name comes up, you might be pushing a man away. A man won’t always be able to identify why this offends him – he just knows that it makes him very uncomfortable to hear a woman attempt to destroy his image of woman that he admires. Men are attracted to youthfulness, and they are repelled by prudish catty behaviors.
Good news – youthfulness doesn’t have a number. It exists in a woman that whether she is physically young or not, she captivates others with a glow that comes from within. It’s her capacity to love others, and it comes from a confidence that quietly, softly radiates outward. Youthfulness is so much better than merely a young physical appearance. This woman will actually make others feel better after they have had interaction with her. She breaths life-giving oxygen into a room and into the lives within it.