Thanks for joining us for Beauty A-Z! Doing things a little differently today… I’m not discussing makeup! True beauty comes from the inside, so today is all about joy.
Pure, unadulterated joy doesn’t happen as often as it should, does it? I spend my life chasing that feeling; there is nothing better than raw exhilaration.
Joy can be found in many ways throughout the day: time spent with family and friends, driving with the windows down listening to your favorite song, picking up your favorite coffee or treat, climbing into bed after a long day, cooking for your significant other, or time spent in prayer. We hopefully all have something that makes us feel alive.
I live for the look of pure joy in others: photos of parents (or family members) holding their child for the first time, runners at the finish line of a marathon, and, especially, loved ones returning from war. There is nothing more beautiful and intimate than seeing a person during the happiest moment of their life.
You can have all the makeup in the world, but, if you’re not experiencing some level of happiness, it won’t matter. It’s simple to fake perfect eyebrows, fuller lips, and a sculpted face, but you cannot fake delight. And you’re never fully dressed without a smile. 🙂
I hope you do at least one thing every day that makes you feel joyful!
|Holding my niece for the first time… the happiest moment of my life. Clearly she wasn’t as thrilled as I was!|
What brings you joy? What was your happiest life moment?