Are you looking for the beauty?

I was getting ready to walk into the gym this weekend when my husband called.

He called to inform me he was as our warehouse doing some organizing. Apparently he left the night prior, before he was able to clean up.

He asked “if I wanted to come to the warehouse and we can start a project we are working on?”

My answer was a resound NO.

I expressed to him that I work my A– off. I already take pretty much a full day each weekend, to write my article’s.  I needed a day for me.

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I have always been busy and granted…I’m sure I do it to myself.

However, when COVID hit and I was faced with a 90% decrease in sales, my dearest friends in my Beauty community being shut down and nothing but negativity on the TV and Social media, I soon realized, I have been in recovery AND survival mode ever since.

Simply put, I just want and need some alone “ME” time.

The beauty that has come out of this whole pandemic, this whole year is seldom ever seen or heard of.

  • The strength that comes from within during trying times, is short of amazing.
  • The personality differences visible through Social Media is a testament of our first Amendment. Freedom of speech.
  • Even the politics circus has brought to everyones attention, more knowledge, more information. Knowledge which will be used for future generations.
strength

So, as I sit here in my backyard, getting ready to write my article, and thinking about what to write about… I pause. I see the beauty around me. Feel the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the air. I hear the chirping of birds and marvel at the beauty of the landscape.

But wait!……This is Saturday, I shouldn’t be working. What happened to my ME time?

You see, when I made that first statement “I needed a day for me”, the only way I can do that is for me to get my article done on Saturday and Sunday is all mine. (I can only wish it worked that way :))

As I sat down and began thinking. What message can I get out this week? Who’s life can I touch in a positive way?

With my hands on the back of my head, I’m slowly glancing around and realizing there is beauty in my life everyday with everything I do.

It’s certainly in my blood as I’ve been doing this for 33 years. However, it’s also a very material part of my life.

The reality is, we CAN find beauty in everything and everything we do. The harsh reality is, many people focus more on the drama. They actually feed off of it. They like to be miserable and in the end try to bring everyone down with them.

I choose NOT to go down that road

Continuing on with THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF IT?!

At that point, my mind spins to strength.

Every day I am running my Business in recovery AND survival mode at the same time. I’m sure most of you are doing the same.

It’s different, it’s wearing, it is so totally and incredibly exhausting.

However, I know the secret is in the thought and it’s so much more comforting to think positively than negatively.

So, if you look at the beauty of it. We are recovering and we are surviving.

How freaking awesome and rewarding is THAT?

For all of you who can relate. Twist your thoughts to a brighter side.

It’s better for you, it’s better for your friends your family your clients.

In addition if we talk about Freedom of Speech, Social Media is on top of the charts. We have been down to the trenches with what we have seen on Social Media. And, it’s our deepest addiction.

If you allow yourself to get down or upset about it, like I have……where is that getting you? More angry? I deleted 3 post I made this week which were no way shape or form designed to bring on negative comments. So I thought. I won’t be a part of it. I won’t let other peoples anger and nastiness take over my being.l

Think about people from all over our world who are communicating together. Be it good bad or ugly, Social Media has baptized our Freedom of Speech. And, the beauty of this is just like TV, if we don’t like what we see or hear, we can turn it off.

Finally, I think about the politics we are in at this moment. Circus is the only word that comes to mind.

He said she said, I did he didn’t, the hatred amongst parties, the violence which is being bought and placed strategically around our Country.

And I think about our up and coming generation who didn’t pay attention in school or who knows nothing of the Holocaust.  They are leaning from Social Media. Doesn’t matter what side, they are all learning and they are the future of our Politics.

It’s kinda exciting when I think about it that way. There are going to be future generations who do remember the anger and not want to go back to that time? Our culture is more diverse than ever and it will be our future generation which brings them all together.

So my friends in this amazing Beauty Community, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We are ALL in this together. We have ALL recovered and survived. Doesn’t matter how much or how little. We did and we will continue to do so.

Be proud of that and keep forging forward. It WILL continue to grow. You WILL be prosperous.

and oh….all that’s left to do is a good read-through…..it’s ME time now.

CJ Murray, President

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