I found this FABULOUS post on ‘Live the Charmed Life’ on 100 Ways to Be Elegant:
Elegance has long been a personal goal of mine and I would like to add to her list what I believe to be the hardest way to be elegant:
Choosing not to complain when you want to.
Honestly, I have a tendency to be a rather loud complainer. And a rather frequent one. I even once complained to Ian about a man who pushed me out-of-the-way to get in the revolving door entrance to our office. To get into the office. Doesn’t even make sense that he was rushing into the office… But while that man’s manners are regrettable, the fact that I burdened Ian with this story and got myself all flustered is even more regrettable.
Sometimes unburdening ourselves can be a heavy burden for others.
And so choosing not to complain has become one of my personal Lifevestments. I draw inspiration from my father who underwent countless chemo treatments after a nearly three-hour drive and several large surgeries without one complaint. The only time you even knew he was in pain was when he would ask to go lie down in bed. It’s amazing how weak we can seem just dealing with the day-to-day world but how strong we can become when we need to be.
I believe acknowledging our inner strength and choosing not to let things bother us is one of the hardest but most rewarding ways to be elegant.
What would you add to the “ways to be elegant” list?