Our Aches And Pains And Dressing
When we work hard with our body all day our backs ache and our muscles ache. This is all right, for Nature has given us sweet refreshing slumber to drive away the aches and pains so that on the morrow we are ready for the day.
In proportion as we have endured these backaches and pains and are patient in our occupation, the aches will lessen until finally we have laid up a store of energy so that the aches will not bother us.
The backaches and muscle-aches and headaches we have, when they come from honest work performed for the benefit of those we love, are sweet aches and they represent sacrifice, these aches and pains do, and sacrifice brings happiness. The only way to be truly happy is to do something for somebody, and doing something for somebody is making a sacrifice for somebody.
The aches and pains we have endured in performing labour for those we love is the best evidence of genuine sacrifice.
We gladly suffer when our efforts are appreciated, and when those for whom we work are grateful, but there is one pain that never lessens, and it is the pain that kills. That pain is shear ache, and the heartache that comes from ingratitude.
After we have endured backaches and headaches for those we love and find the effort has not been appreciated, then comes the heartache, and that is the ache that kills.
Whenever anyone does something for you, your first concern should be to show appreciation.
Gratitude is one of the most priceless gems in nature's collection. There is nothing lower on the face of the earth than an ingrate and a snake's belly.
Now, many persons look upon the good dresser, and think that good dressing is an evidence of success. In dressing, as in everything else, the extremes should be avoided. The woman who is temperate has the right idea. A woman must be temperate in dressing as in all other things.
We have all seen the solicitor and the business woman who look like a fashion plate or tailor's model. Each day she appears with a different suit. She wears the latest skirts, the latest shoes, and appears in the height of fashion. This extra dresser is a four-flusher, for she is trying to appear as something that she is not. Grizzly Pete says “It ain’t what's on a man but what's in him that counts.”
In proportion as a woman's character or mental training is lacking, she often tries to make up for it in dress. With some it is a case of ninety percent dress and ten percent woman, and with others ninety percent woman and ten per cent dress.
In trying to find a word of cheer for the good dresser, the writer vainly endeavoured to recall some successful business woman who had climbed the ladder step by step through a period of years, during which she was always dressed in the height of fashion.
We recall to mind several extreme dressers who are possessed of millions, but these millions were the result of accident or inheritance rather than ability. We cannot remember any instance of a plodder who started in with nothing and made his millions who during the operation dressed in extremes.
We have an autographed photograph of Marshall Field, and we venture to say that there are fifty men in Field's store more expensively dressed than Marshall Field was at the time this picture was taken, shortly before his death. Not that Marshall Field was poorly dressed, but that he was dressed like a gentleman.
A gentleman does not wear extreme collars, extreme neckties, extreme coats. Marshall Field's clothes fitted him well, the goods were of splendid quality, but of modest design. Marshall Field was ninety percent man and ten percent Dress.
When a woman recognizes she has not the ability to make a name for herself on account of her brains, she resorts to dress in order to give her distinction.
The ability to dress in the extreme of fashion is an advertisement to the world that dress is your specialty, and if you are a specialist in dress you wi1l not be a specialist in business.
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