Friday, October 15, 2010

Your Greatest Beauty Asset

We women spend a great deal of time primping ourselves to look good. I don't know a single woman that isn't trying to reverse the aging process in one way or another.

You could be the most well dressed, most fit and physically beautiful woman from the outside but if you are missing than inner sparkle that shines though, then you are missing the point of true beauty. The world wants to see your SMILE. It lets others know you are happy, that you choose to be content with who you are, where you are at in life and brightens the day and often the lives of others.

It's such a simple thing-it doesn't cost a penny, we don't have to search for it or try it on to see if it fits-a smile is the perfect accessory for every outfit. Don't let the stresses of  the day and your frustrations and worry cause you to hide your best asset. A smile can add a pep to your step and will cause others around you to wonder what you're so happy about. It really is contagious!

My hubby is good at getting me back on track when I'm in a funk. Sometimes when I have one of those days where everything seems to be falling apart, I forget to smile as I try to piece everything back together. At those times Paul will usually tell me he misses my smile and it's enough to make me smile and it's a good reminder not to take everything so seriously.

It's alright to be true to what is happening in your life if you're enduring a sad time or going through something difficult. Just don't live in that place. Sometimes we don't feel like smiling or don't feel like there is a lot to smile about, but that's just the time when we need to give it a little extra effort. Fake it until you make it, as they say!

Who in your life always looks beautiful, not because of their outer appearance, but because of their contagious smile? For me it's my hubby. I chose the photo of Tenley Molzahn above from The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad as she always has such a positive outlook on life and is such a warm person. While she is a beautiful woman in terms of her outer appearance, for me it's her huge smile that I find so endearing and gives her a real sparkle. She is a true classy woman.

Have a beautiful weekend ladies!


  1. This is so true!!! I recall in my early days of recovery ... how my friends would mention that the sparkle was gone from my eyes ~ and even though I would smile in pictures there was always something missing ~ life~.

    Great reminder... XO HHL

  2. I always enjoyed Tinley, very real person! I always try and smile when in public, it's fun to have people smile back at you :)
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Karla, This is so true! Happiness and a smile is KEY to beauty.
    Yes, dcon is mouse poison. I know ... you just gasped !
    No more of that ! In our new house it will be all natural cleaners etc in there!
    I may need some advice on what to use!
    Have a pretty day!

  4. @Kristin-Well at least it was only a close call. Anytime sweetie! I'd be happy to make some recommendations for you. There are so many easy and inexpensive homemade options too. I use a bit of both.


  5. You always share such good wisdom! Thank you for this post. I needed this tip! :)

  6. I actually had braces put on my teeth at the age of 26 because I didn't like my teeth and they made me too self-conscious to smile. 17 months later and I couldn't stop smiling.

  7. Oh, {L} thank you for your kind words and I'm so glad that I could help. :)

    @Karen, I totally agree with you! I always smiled before I had braces put on at 17, but when they came off at 20 while I was in College, I couldn't stop smiling. You just want to show them off! On a sidenote, I became obsessed with flossing afterwards too because it was so much easier, and I still feel that way today. :)

    Braces and/or invisalign are one of the best investments, in my opinion. I'm so thankful that my parents invested in them for me.


  8. This is so true. Thanks for the reminder to smile! :-)


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