There are a thousand reasons why this idea should be prized. . .
Words have power and sometimes it is better to remain silent, lest ignorance, impatience, anger, or inability to understand cause more harm than good.
Sounds easy. . .but. . .it isn’t. It’s a life-long pursuit to manage the gift of language we’ve been given. Sometimes nothing feels better than sharing, commenting, responding, speaking. . . But a lot of times silence is a wiser, if not kinder, response.
While I am a long way from mastering the skill, it’s a good reminder that there’s a time and a place to use the gift of speech. Before engaging, thinking is often a great idea.
Much that I love language I find that I’m often stumped when feeling profoundly, as words lack enough “oomph!” to accurately capture what I’m feeling. To quantify the gratitude I have for both my parents is – also – nigh impossible, because neither is there an appropriate measure.
I wouldn’t be where I am if not for both of them – no matter the crazy, quirky, dark or dreary, offbeat, or downright terrible things I’ve done along the way, they supported me wholly (sometimes they even join in – as evidenced below. 🙂 )
They embrace and love me no matter what, and have demonstrated the ultimate selflessness time and time…and time…again in doing whatever they could to help me achieve my dreams…
They’ve taught me so many valuable lessons, allowed me the space to learn my own (equally as vital!), and instilled a sense of strength that has helped me through some horribly challenging times.
Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate what they have done, still do for me, and how much they accept and value who I am. I feel blessed and thankful that both myself and my husband can have such a close and happy relationship with them, and that we get a chance to see one another despite all moving on in life.
Blessed and beyond. ❤
Never stop saying “I love you” – to hear those words can alter the course of a day. Or a lifetime.
Never stop appreciating those who make your world brighter, including their quirks, differences, eccentricities…even those qualities that irk you from time to time. Remember to let them know in words and actions…
Hold their hand just because. Kiss them when they least expect it. Give them a hug, or leave them a positive note, or just call to say “hello.”
The “little things” have the power to alter the deepest pain, fiercest anger, and most pressing frustrations. They remind us of our blessings when we lose sight of them, and they remind those we love that they are valuable in this life…in our life.
Life is precious, and so very fleeting – Love is a gift to cherish, but above all to share and express. To “give back” ensures that what time we – and our loved ones – do have is lived to the happiest full. ❤
Many thanks to Temptalia for sharing images of Tarte’s Greatest Glitz Collector’s set(s) (do look at her page – TONS of swatches!)
The package contains three palettes which collectively hold:
- 24 Eyeshadows
- 1 Travel mascara
- 1 Twist-up jumbo lip crayon
- 3 Blushes
All three come in a rose gold box, bedecked with gold, silver, pewter and bronze sequins. Incredibly festive, I daresay!
All three palettes can be separated, and all are well-paired and wearable – it’s more up to your personal tastes and skin tones as far as which will get used up most quickly!
For $49, this is a pretty wonderful deal. If you didn’t want all, perhaps you could split it up for fabulous stocking stuffers? Holidays are right around the corner!
Well this is flat-out adorable! I love Kerastase products – pricey, absolutely – so, I use them sparingly. But the formulas are incredible (as in, you get REAL results!), and the company comes out with new innovations relatively frequently.
I just saw that they are offering a GWP (Gift With Purchase) for the Discipline Collection through August 6th – it’s a snazzy little black shower turban (feels very 1920s in vibe!), that you can use in the shower…or to protect your hair from summer sun, while cleansing your face, at the beach…etc! I don’t think it’s going to “block humidity” so much but you will at least look chic while HIDING the effects of the humidity! 😉
I thought this was too cute – I haven’t seen any accessories as gifts as yet, so I love that they are giving it a whirl. The box it comes in is gorgeous, but then they are always very consistent with lovely packaging at Kerastase. The Discipline range is fabulous, by the way – I have two of the products in my own arsenal! The scent is heavenly and I always get results!