I don't think there could be a better motto for me in my life... especially this past year or so.
As MANY of you know, I'm what some would like to consider "a lipstick hoarder" ha!
There's something about a GREAT shade of lipstick that can make you feel like a million bucks. I've always said that if there were only 2 beauty products that I could take on a deserted island, then it would be mascara and lipstick. Yeah, I know, the other stuff is awesome too, but there's not much else you'd need beyond these two super impactful tools to look fabulous in a beauty bind.
SO when I saw this print the other day, I just KNEW I had to have it in my office.
I've been feeling a lot lately like............. well, I just don't know how to finish that. Mostly because that's it! I've just been feeling. a. lot. lately.
It's like something inside said... "Okay, you're 32. Time to open up the flood gates!"
Ha! I know... I know... I sound sweetly sensitive, and like a complete jerk all in one sentence. But that's honestly how I feel! I think that lately I've just been under this umbrella of "Everyone just needs to get their CRAP together! And if your crap isn't what you thought it would be, or you don't like how your crap is working out... just put your favorite lipstick on and DEAL WITH IT! And if you're doing all you can to deal with it, and just need a shoulder to cry on, or a big-fatty Diet Coke with lime and a sugar cookie... then I'm your girl! But if you just want to wallow in a corner and bury your head in the sand... don't come bawlin' to ME about it!"
Are you seeing how this print fits in perfectly with my attitude lately? LOL.
Honestly, I think it just comes with age you guys. Cason and I have been through so much together. Things that should have broken us. Times that should have made us horrible, bitter people. Situations that 100% tested our patience, faith and even marriage.
BUT WE GOT THROUGH IT.
Isn't that what life's about? Getting through the toughest of times, TOGETHER, and then also rejoicing and celebrating the awesomest parts?
I think when you get older, step back and look at the big picture and put everything into perspective... we see how silly most of our "problems" are.
side note: I'm not talking about medical or life threatening problems - so don't start getting angry and commenting that some problems aren't fixable. I'm talking the everyday kind... and I'm also talking about the attitude you have when dealing with ANY problem.
I mean, how many meltdowns, woe-is-me and it's not fair moments have YOU had in your day this week so far, that simply could have just been solved by a friend, sister or casual reminder, to: Just put your Favorite Lipstick on and Deal with it! (?)
I LOVE being a Mom.I LOVE being a Wife.
I LOVE being ALIVE!
But this doesn't mean it's always easy.
My kids get sassy, and they don't do what I ask, or want.
Sometimes the LAST thing I want to do is cook dinner, or even help with it. Make a bed, finish a project in my house, go to the gym, get ready for the day, wash clothes, have sex with my husband or sweep a floor. (yup, you just read that right... What? They all feel like chores sometimes).
But guess what?
I'm alive and HEALTHY! I'm beautifully blessed, and can "deal" with ANY of these ho-hum, day by day tasks that sometimes make me want to pull my hair out in frustration.
Do you KNOW how lucky you are?
If we think about these "chores" and situations we have to go through as BLESSINGS, it's amazing how our attitudes can change. How our confidence skyrockets, and how we magically will be able to look at the world and the people in it, differently.
What situation are YOU going to look at differently today?
What annoying or difficult task, job or conversation are you going to just put your favorite lipstick on deal with?
We all have them - so let's choose to come out a better, HAPPIER person on the other side when all is said and done.