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NAS: Modesty

Continuing our reflections about our make-up routines, let's chat about modesty! What does modesty mean to you? Does it just involve the clothes you wear and how you wear them? What about the things you say or do? In what ways can we improve our overall modesty?

What does it mean to be modest? Well, it for sure isn't summed up in the phrase Modest is Hottest.

I've been thinking about this a lot lately and almost turned this post from last week into my modesty post for the link up this week, but alas - I have graced you with multiple posts of my writing!

Back to modesty, I think it's about more than what we wear and how we do our make-up.  Honestly, if we aren't modest in our speech, actions, spending habits, what we eat, how much we work, the amount of time we work out, watch tv, and everything else we do, then our modest dress and make-up doesn't much matter.  Modest is just another form of temperance, self-control, and moderation.

Am I good at this?  Truthfully, sometimes I am good - other times I fail miserably.  I think I am mostly bad at modesty with everything except the dress and make-up (which I truly don't even own).

How can we improve modesty in our culture?  I'm really not sure, I don't have too many words of wisdom regarding this, unfortunately.  I think this is one of the virtues we don't value at all in our culture.  In our culture, we want as much of stuff as we can get even more than we can afford most of the time.  Have enough never seems to be enough.

Modesty is definitely the answer to the question - but how we travel down the path to get there, I'm not really sure.  As individual witnesses, I think we can have an impact - so today I will continue to strive.

As always thanks to Morgan and Jen for hosting - head on over to Follow & Believe (Morgan's place) for this week's link-up!

See you next week for a new topic!  This one is going to be good, you won't want to miss it!


  1. I have never been a fan of "modest is hottest," either. If you're doing it right, "hot" is not the way to describe a modest person. Words matter!

    (I can't remember if your comments are moderated or not, so if this is a duplicate, please delete it.)

    1. Thanks for the comments! (they aren't) - I think the obsession with trying to be 'hot and sexy' has over run our world a bit.


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