Being a Beautiful Woman

Proverbs 11:22 states “A Beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.” Think about that for a moment. A gold ring can be a beautiful thing. It shines, it stands out and it is worth something. However, when placed in a pig’s snout, it not only loses its value, it loses its luster.  The same thing can be said of a woman who has no discretion. For the sake of this post let us define the word discretion – Webster defines it this way ”  the right to choose what should be done in a particular situation : the quality of being careful about what you do and say so that people will not be embarrassed or offended : the quality of being discreet”    

Down through history women have the reputation of not being discreet. They appear not to have the ability to be careful of what they do or say so that others will not be embarrassed or offended. Take for example the celebrities of Hollywood and their many minions of followers during the last election when they wore pink hats and body suits that represented female parts. Their language when they stood up and spoke in front of t thousands of young women and older women. Their behavior when they were trying to make their point. It became what my mother used to call “common.” They had no pride in their character, their behavior or their reputation. It was as if they had placed a gold ring in the snout of a pig.

These same women complained because they have no respect from the male population. Sadly, they have been the culprit of that action. They have not demanded or claimed that respect. In fact, they have done the opposite. They have allowed themselves to become not only the gold ring in the snout of the pig, but in many instances the pig itself. They have rolled around in the mud of common behavior. They have allowed themelves to be disrespected. These same women who many are beautiful on the outside, are ugly on the inside. This ugly behavior is what comes to the surface and shines like a gold ring in the mud. Just like the pig with the gold ring in his nose – women without discretion are led by that same gold ring.

Ladies it is time we took back our beauty – to demand and command the respect that is due us. To understand that the promise was given to Eve in the garden after the sin was committed. That we are known by our speech and our actions. That our beauty is not the outward but by the discreet way we behave and speak. 

Let us as women remember we are beautiful and that beauty comes from within. That we hold the world in our hands by our behavior. That we are the example to others by our behavior. That we are the ones who keep the future alive. Let us be beautiful and not like the gold ring in the snout of a pig.   

pig with ring

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Yvonne Mason Sewell

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple

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