Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Okay, let's be honest and put your hand up if you eagerly clicked on the link to this blog because you are discreetly looking for any and all secrets to looking fabulous! I'm not being judgemental because I've been there too....caught in a line up at the grocery store with nothing to do put peruse the glossy magazine covers staring at you. Not only are the models usually airbrushed to unbelievable perfection but the large print jumping off the page never once says "its okay, you are fine as you are" or "be happy the way you look". NO, these article titles are far more likely to belittle you into thinking "YOU are not okay the way you look" or "You have to do this, this and this before you can ever be happy". I won't even go into the article titles that make us all think we are inadequate mothers, wives, daughters, friends, homemakers, workers, etc, etc,
So, what makes you feel fabulous or have you ever felt fabulous? I always cringed at that word - fabulous but since joining Spark I view it as reaching my potential. Be that with physical appearance or whatever. It took a 7 year old girl to point out to me this weekend that everybody can be fabulous and it doesn't have anything to do with your income, martial status, job or even your beauty.
My friend's granddaughter looked at me over the weekend and said, you know when I grow up I hope I turn out like you and my nan. We asked what she meant and she said, " I love how you are beautiful on the inside because that is what really counts". WOW! I actually got a cold shiver when she said that and my eyes welled up with tears. I couldn't speak for a minute and I asked her why she felt I was beautiful on the inside and she said because I always take the time to smile even when people don't smile back. I'm not sure about her logic but I do try to smile because you just don't know what people around you are going through. The situation will still be just as bad once the memory of the smile has faded but it just make a small difference to both of you.
So my number one trick to looking fabulous is to smile. The second one is to laugh - be it at even at yourself or with others. As long as you are not laughing at others!
Here is the rest of my list:
3. Complain less and be thankful more
4. Hug somebody - it can be yourself
5. Get some fresh air
6. Drink your water
7. Try to grab some sleep
8. Treat your body like a temple. Feed it what it needs to be strong and healthy
9. Move your body - every bit of exercise helps
10. See your flaws as beauty marks - they are what make you special!
Notice something about my list of ten? Not one idea is a fad, not one thing is going to cost you an arm and a leg and not one is impossible to for any of us to do! Not only will you look fabulous but you will look fabulous too....now, how is that for free advice!