Hot Hepburn Hint #10

Just as I was about to complain about my flight delays and ridiculous layovers the other day, I remembered a bit that I heard on Conan or Letterman or some late night show a few weeks back. This comedian guy was talking about how ungrateful this generation is, i.e. we run our entire lives through a hunk of metal that sits on our laps, then we harumphf and snarl when it slows down for a few seconds. We rocket through the sky on a glorified dining room chair, then whine and grumble when we arrive at our destination 10 minutes late. We should just be grateful that we’re all still alive! So, what does this have to do with being a Hepburn, you ask? Everything! This week’s Hepburn Hint is…

EMBRACE YOUR SITUATION!

Audrey Hepburn’s family ground up tulip bulbs to get through WWII (which truly puts my own flight-delay-complaints into perspective), and she consequently had more character and discipline than you and I probably have in our big toes. So what if you can’t afford to take a full-blown vacation this year? Take the opportunity to explore your own city for a day. Is your daily Starbucks stop eating a hole in your Kate Spade clutch? Learn the art of brewing your own beans at home. Was your flight to SXSW delayed indefinitely? Break out that book you’ve been meaning to read and dive in. There’s always a silver lining to every situation – and it makes things way easier (and more fun) if you find it. Here’s to embracing our situations!