If I could personify the word “elegance,” it would be a woman in a long white dress dancing across the slick floor of a ballroom. Her hair would be up in a knot, and she would wear a jeweled tiara. She would be classy in a Victorian era kind of way, but without the enormous hat.
But everyone’s image of a word is different. For some, “elegance” might be a brand new car, perhaps a Porsche or a Mercedes. “Elegance” might be a rare tropical bird. “Elegance” could be a designer watch or a ring or a necklace.
I’m not sure why the word “elegance” popped into my head when I was thinking of a topic for today. I’ve been thinking about what it means to be “elegant” and “classy” and “feminine.” Honestly, I’m not any of those things, really. I don’t put much effort into my appearance. But in a way, elegance is much more than appearance. A person can wear ripped up jeans and sneakers with holes in the toes and still be elegant. It’s a personality trait.
Elegance is having respect for yourself and others. It’s about letting your inner beauty show. So even if you don’t have much money, or if you don’t own a lot of expensive things, you can still be elegant and classy. Be true to yourself.