Category Archives: Inner Beauty

Father, I Wanted a Car, Not a Bible.

So a friend sent me this touching little story today. I almost cried. It is funny, how we expect what we want or ask for in a certain way, and when it’s not done as such, we freak out and often become angry. This really made me think…

FATHER, I WANTED A CAR, NOT A BIBLE

  

  A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom,  and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.   As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his  father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his  graduation, his father called him into his private study, told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and how much he loved him. He handed him a beautifully wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and
found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with his name embossed in gold.

Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” He stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible behind.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old. He thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. But before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to him. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father ‘ s house, sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father ‘ s important documents and saw the Bible, new, just as he had left it years ago.  With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, “And if ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give to those who ask Him?”
As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealers name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired.  On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…
PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God ‘ s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

It’s all a part of Being Pretty

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COCO Mademoiselle CHANEL PARIS: Pleasant Surprise!

So my aunt and I were discussing our favorite perfume smells.

I mentioned that I really like Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris, and she said “Oh I have that one, and I don’t really like it. I never use it so you can have it.” WUUUT

So she gave me her bottle and I just saved $130! I’m a happy giiiiiiirrrlllll! (:

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I love the smell, and a little goes a long way!

Thank You Jesus for precious little surprises and wonderful relatives!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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100+ Followers! YAY!

I now have 101 followers on my blog, Being Pretty, and 80 likes on my FB page! Thank you all so much! It’s been such a pleasure blogging and sharing with you! God bless you all!

I feel HAPPY:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

 

It’s all a part of Being Pretty! xox

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Never Stop Questioning…

Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.

-Albert Einstein

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^Beauty displayed on my windows the other day!

Inner beauty makes all the difference.

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Beauty Inspiration: Women of the Family

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My Mom, is beautiful, artistic, kind, funny, and very fashionable. She inspires me everyday.

Thankfully we share the same size in shoes and most clothing, so her amazing style can pass down to me!

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I love her so much,  am so grateful for her, and everything about her.

Some of my favorite stuff is passed down from her!

I guess she got her sense of style from her mom , grandmother:

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Wow. She was so beautiful. I was almost two years old when she passed away.

I thank God everyday for my wonderful family. For my beautiful Mother. God bless her.

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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“Peace begins with a smile.”

-Mother Teresa

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“One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.”

-Henry Adams

Sometimes we feel lonely. Sometimes we feel that we don’t have enough friends.

But you know what?

You may only have one best friend. That one friend is all you need sometimes. Someone to share with, someone to talk to, someone to listen to, someone to have fun times and hard times with. Treasure every friendship….even if it’s only one.

-Lea C:

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Keep Love In Your Heart…

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

-Oscar Wilde

Take time to look around you. There is beauty everywhere you turn. There are also people everywhere turn.

Perhaps some of those people are hurting. Some sad, some lonely, some deeply depressed. A simple kind word, act, or even a smile can heal a soul.

Let them know that there is love in the world. That they are loved.

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“…You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”

-Mark 12:31b NKJV

❤ Have a wonderful day!

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Lovely Lipstick Quotes

“I believe  in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.  I believe in pink. I believe the happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.”  

-Audrey Hepburn

“I never leave the house without putting on my lipstick.” 

-Evelyn Lauder

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“I live by a man’s code, designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.”

-Carole Lombard

“I’m a big lipstick girl- I’m old school that way.”

-Zoe Lister-Jones

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“I can’t see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple of days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in this world, I’d be useless. Seriously.”

-Nicki Manaj

“I came out of the womb waving red lipstick.”

– Rose McGowan

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“If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.” 

-Sofia Vergara

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or kick-ass red lipstick.” 

-Gwyneth Paltrow

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Which is most true for you? Which is your favourite?

Long live lipstick ladies! xx

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Audrey Hepburn-inspired 50s Look

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Winged eyeliner and very strong brows with a nude lip.

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Classic beehive hairstyle. You can find “Bump-Its” at the dollar store in all sizes to help you get the bump look.

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I love Audrey Hepburn’s style. It was classic, simple, and beautiful. (It’s a pretty easy look to get  too!)

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