[ˈɛlɪgənt] : adj
1. tasteful in dress, style, or design
2. dignified and graceful in appearance, behaviour, etc.
3. cleverly simple; ingenious
THe other day as I sat helping Joe ( one of my favorites a the center) eat his lunch the news was on and Sandra Bullock was the topic. Immediately it caught my eye. I adore her.
well Joe happens to be a HUGE fan as well. 2 things amazed me as I watched and chatted with Joe.
1. Even in his state his reply was utterly genuine and true.
I stated " I can't believe Jesse cheated. who would cheat on a woman like Sandra. can you really do better then that. Its sad and he is an idiot. "
Joe " No! its pathetic ."
2. I realized how Classy Sandra Bullock is. I can't help but believe that its not merely for media's sake.
if you haven't read her exclusive interview in People magazine you need to pick it up.
statements she makes about her soon to be lyin cheating ex husband. ... makes you stop and think.. i hope im as classy..
most would strike back with hurtful words and to make sure disgrace was attached to his name instead she says things like this
Bullock describing her current relationship with James: "A different one. A bittersweet one. One of new understanding. One of forgiveness. One of support for his recovery. One that changed my life....The father I have known Jesse to be with all (his) kids is one that I hope Louis can experience one day."
Bullock on seeing a photograph of James wearing a Nazi cap: "The photo shocked me and left me sad. This is not the man I married. This was stupid, this was ignorant. Racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia and a boatload of other things have no place in my life. And the man I married felt the same."
my favorite part of the article however. is he explanation to why she names him louis :)
so I got to thinking what makes a person classy?
Top 5 that made my list - i no particular order
1. speech- both in talk and again in knowing when to be silent.
2.respect for themselves and others - being the don't have to demand respect because they just seem to get it because they give it. - a classy person treats no one as if they are better then them or even inferior.
3.understanding /acceptance. - with this i mean how a person handles unpleasant people and situations
( 3 come to mind personally from the last month)
4 dress / how they carry themselves
5. Honesty/ and ability to be true - As in has an elegance with even difficult truths. and true in the ability to stay true to one self. to ones beliefs yet be willing to hear others beliefs and reasons.
|“Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.”|
What makes a person classy in your eyes ?