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I don’t get to write random rants very often. I try to keep my writing consistent with reviewing products, discovering home spa ideas, and giving beauty advice. But, lately, I’ve discovered that not only does beauty come from within, but if you have nothing on the inside, there’s not a whole lot to offer on the outside. If you want to present yourself as a beautiful human being, you need to work on the stuff that people can’t see first.
Don’t judge others. You’ve heard the phrase, ‘do not judge a man unless you’ve walked a mile in his shoes’. Another one along those lines is pretty simple, ‘be kind to everyone, we all have unseen battles’. I don’t believe in using one’s past to form an opinion about them in the present. What’s the point? What do I know about what they may have endured in their life to get them to where they are today? Who am I to point a finger, or turn my head just because of the past? By fully accepting people for who they are, that is beautiful. That makes a person desirable, knowing that they will always open their arms to you without hesitation.
Don’t gossip. Ok, I love a good tabloid just like the next person. Honestly, there are times that Lindsay Lohan’s seemingly train wreck of a life makes mine look normal. I agree that a good morsel of Hollywood dirt can shake your troubles away for a short time, but I’m talking about the people who aren’t in the spotlight…everyday people who don’t welcome media into their life. Don’t make fun of people, or talk badly about them…it just makes you look bad.
I’ve just noticed lately that people seem to go to either extreme. They’re either generous to a fault and do nothing but good for others, or they are full of themselves and are in this life to see what they can get out of it. So many people like to point fingers at others and twist situations around and place blame, instead of taking responsibility for themselves and realizing their actions affect others.
Be grateful. A simple thank you goes a long way in showing someone you appreciate what they do. It makes them feel good, and it will make you feel good too by knowing you’ve acknowledged their kindness.
Smile. Remember the song from Annie? “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”. It’s true…it should be the final accessory you put on for the day, and the one you don’t remove. I’m not saying you should walk around all day looking like you have a coat hanger stuck in your mouth, but a simple smile when greeting others can transform your features and your voice, and smiles are contagious…start spreading them around!
So, no product review, no how-to advice today. Just a simple rant on being nice to people. There is no sense in being rude, judgemental, or downright mean to people. It’s simply not attractive.
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