Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Best Beauty Secret

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing something with you that I put together for the blog hop with the new Stampington Magazine, Bella Grace. 

It is so gorgeous and inspiring...and I have one to give away!
More on that in a bit.

I have met some women during my life,
that as soon as they step into your presence,
they make you feel better.

They are beautiful, draw you in, and seem to just beam with joy!

Their words are always seasoned with love and grace and they make you want what they have!
They often leave others wondering how they can possibly be so happy all the time, and 
if they are simply faking it.

I. love. that.
And I aspire to be one of them.
{still have a long way to go!!}

And I know their beauty secret!

Before they even get out of bed
in the morning...

their hearts swell with thanks for
the new day, and all that will fill it!

That's it.
That's why they are soooo lovely,
and soooo happy!

The heartbeat of their life is thanks. gratitude. gratefulness.

It spills over into all they do!

I have found that as I thank God thank for every little thing, my creativity just
flows seamlessly.  When I get out of focus,
and into the grumpy, even ungrateful zone, it is almost always stifled.  So simple, isn't it?

 A grateful heart is not only the secret
to captivating beauty, it creates a deep sense of joy, and unlocks and releases our creativity!!

You will absolutely love Bella Grace!

It is full of beauty and inspiring
short stories.  You will want to curl
up with it, a comfy blanket,
a nice hot cup of wonderfulness, and take
it all in! 

 One lucky blogger will win a copy!

*****To have your name put in the hat,
simply leave a comment telling me
what you are grateful for today!

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Just click HERE to 
go to the Blog Hop at Bella Grace,
and take in some wonderful inspiration!!

Hugs and Joy to You!


Consider It All Joy said...

Tonight I am thankful that I Don't need to have surgery! Praising God for a Good report! Blessings, Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Becky,
What a great book. Thank you for chance at this lovely read. I am grateful for each day I wake up and can have another wonderful day in my journey here. It is a blessing and the best gift of all gifts. Thank you for your inspiring words. So true.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Becky,
What a lovely post to begin a new week. I am grateful for the beautiful Sunday I spent enJOYing the beautiful fall-like weather.
hugs and JOY,

Cheryl said...

Thank you for a chance to win!
I am grateful for every day and what I have.
I have been in cancer remission for one year and pray I will be able to continue this journey for a long time.
Your words are inspiring!

Krista Eickmeier said...

I am grateful & thankful for you & your blog. I am grateful for a Heavenly Father that is so awesome & amazing. He knows who & what to bring into our lives at the exact time we need them. He ministers to me through several blogs on here yours included. I am blessed more than words could ever say!

Pamela said...

What beautiful pics and Bella Grace I am sure is an amazing magazine. This morning I am grateful for another new week with my family.

Jolaine Scott said...

I am so very grateful for my mom and thankful that God blessed me with her. I became a grandmother this year to a beautiful and healthy girl. I don't think I really (really) appreciated my mom until This new chapter of my life unfolded. I miss our laughs and our tears and know she is with me when I'm rocking and humming :) just as she did my baby girl...

Sandi said...

I am grateful for friends like you whom I have met along the way!! Beautiful!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am grateful for our friendship, Becky! Even though we don't see each other much, you are that very person you described!

Please give my chance to win to someone else. That is my Gratefulness offering in honor of the one who gave His all for us.


Sheila :-)

Lululiz said...

What a very uplifting post, perfect start to the week. I adore the tag, btw, I'd love to have that displayed on my shelf.
I have so much to be grateful for, how can I single out one thing? Amongst other things, I am so grateful that my three sons all grew up to be wonderful men, loving, kind and successful in their chosen careers.

Nora Miller said...


Today I am grateful for many things, in particular that my hip replacement surgery recovery is getting better every day.



shari said...

I am grateful for my family, my children and my husband in particular :)

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Hi Becky! I am grateful for God's presence in my life each and every day! He never fails me!!

Amy said...

What a wonderful post ~ so often we take life for granted and forget Who blesses us every single day. I'm thankful for my husband who was almost taken from me 2 years ago in a motorcycle accident. It's amazing how 2 seconds can change your life forever, but so very thankful that we have gotten through many struggles and still have each other. Many blessings to you!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration. I so understand what you are saying about gratitude, I am 60 and a few years ago I found myself single after 35 years with an empty nest (I was in a very abusive situation and it was time to get out). I floundered for a couple of years until one day as I was saying my daily thank you pray the Spirit said to me "Follow your Heart" ever so softly. Next to God and my family I love Interior Design. finished my Interior Design degree, and I started reading Interior Design blogs for about a year. I said to myself I can do that, I can make and sale beautiful craft projects, and help design homes. Only through prayer I can receive results. In my last post I shared my secret to the hunt process for choice vintage and antique finds. That is, I pray and ask direction for the finds that need to come into my life whether for others or for my home. It works every time. The Lords hand is in all I do, when I ask for his help. He is my regular.
I am never alone.
I so love your blog thanx for sharing your thankful testimony.
((HUGS)) Jo, from Anne's Attic- design

cathy< jt said...

Hi Becky ! Most grateful for our God and to you for the beautiful , wonderful and healing words I got today after reading your blog . You always have the right words that I need to hear at this time in my life !
Blessings to you .
What a wonderful magazine and I'm sure be a blessing to many .
Cathy Thompson

rush said...

Right this very minute...I am finding it difficult to be grateful. For anything. But, once I read your entry, I decided to dig a little. I decided I am thanking for my cat whose raspy tongue is licking her toy cat tail (It must be tasty, or something!?! It does have cat nip in it.). Any way, that was the plug that I pulled out. After that, a few more things pushed forward. My girlfriend, who isn't * probably* angry with me any more. The ground beef that spoiled, because I just didn't feel like cooking. For more days than I can remember. (Refer to said girlfriend.). For the buns I won't be using right now that I had to put in the fridge so they won't spoil, too. For the art supplies that surround me that I haven't used in over a year that will be ready for when I put forth the effort to create something. For the friend whose letter i received several months ago and STILL haven't answered. There's more...

Jamie Rose said...

I am thankful for all things, big and small. All come from an awesome God.

Jamie Rose said...

When I was in college, many years ago, we sang a prayer each night before dinner at my sorority house.
"For food, for raiment, for love, for opportunity, for friendship and fellowship we thank thee o Lord."
None of us knew what raiment was so we always joked, "who's Raymond?"
I am still thankful for all these things.

Adrienne said...

A friend just sent me to your blog. My blog is 'With A Grateful Heart' - how I want to live each day. I love what you shared here. I will be back again and again to visit.

Adrienne said...

I am grateful for the gift of friendships that are treasures to my heart. They are a true gift from God.

Karla @Art Whisper said...

Hi Becky,

I agree that remembering to have a grateful heart is a great way to keep us grounded in life.

I'm grateful to have a deep connection with my husband after 34 years of marriage. We have been through many things and with God's grace, our love grows deeper each and every day. I'm proud of what we have together as we have always given each other space to grow in our own interests as well as being on each others team with everyday life. Household chores have always been a shared job and now that we are empty nesters, we truly enjoy our time even if it's trying a new recipe and cooking together in the kitchen. I still think it's sexy when he plays chef..... Can't complain about that, right?

I like your blog and look forward to returning again soon.

Good day to you,

Susan Hemann said...

I am grateful for so many things in my life. This morning I thanked God. Simple.
Without him by my side all these years I would not be here today. Thank you for reminding us all.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Becky,
What a great post, and oh so true!
So exciting that you are part of this blog hop. Very happy for you........ have never heard of Bella Grace
magazine, but it sounds wonderful.

Well, I am thankful for the sweet visit from our daughter from Thursday thru Sunday and the wonderful time we had with her alone and as a family. It was truly a great time..........

Have a lovely day,
Love ya, Nellie

Melinda Wood said...

I am grateful to be married to a gentleman who loves me, cherishes me, acknowledges me, takes care of me, provides for me, is gentle with me, and is kind to me. He is an absolute treasure.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! The magazine looks wonderful and with four daughters in my house, it will definitely be read!! :)

Just Me and My {Crooked} Halo said...

i am thankful for wonderful Christian music i listen to on my way to work...a great way tos start the day with peace and calm.

Lady Pamela said...

Today I am thankful for 'the peace that passes understanding'. So many times my Heavenly Father has granted me that huge blessing. It gets me through the really tough spots. Thank you for this beautiful post.
Would it be possible for you to make a printable tag like the one in your photo. Or even make some tags to sell on Etsy. I would love to have a copy.

Natalie said...

I am so thankful that I have a job I love. I'm a middle school counselor and I'm so blessed to work with the students that I have!

Chictiques Cafe said...

As they said in Peter Pan--
"Tink Happy Thawts". Loved your blog today, so positive & upbuilding. Thanks!

moondiva said...

I found your blog today via an email from Stampington! Finding just one thing to relate my gratefulness for is almost impossible!

It goes without saying that I am thankful for my God, my family and friends. But today I have been blessed with the fact that my home apparently is smack in the middle of the seasonal hummingbird migration. I have more than I can count visiting the feeders I have out! Their beauty and antics have been a sweet blessing to witness this beautiful day!!

Blessing to you dear. xoxo

teri said...

i'm thankful for everyday on this earth - one more day God has blessed me with! and that says it all!! :)

Priscilla G. said...

Today I am thankful for my husband who never wavers in his love for me, even when I'm cranky and not feeling well!

NM_Creatrix said...

I am so THANKFUL for the interwebs that allow us to share everything so flawlessly! would love to win Bella Grace

CATHY said...

What a beautiful post - makes you stop and really think about the words. I am thankful for the life of exotic travel I have and the opportunity to peek into and learn about so many other cultures.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I am grateful for ea day spent w/ my 87yo mother (has stage 4 breast cancer) who is grateful for ea day spent with her family. The only thing better would be not having stage 4 breast cancer.

Urban Girl said...

grateful for the changing seasons and the beauty it all brings!

great idea - thanks for the giveaway.

Kif (Flourishing Grace)

Martice Smith II said...

Hi Becky! What a very uplifting post. I am so grateful for all that I have in God! I lived to see another day with my loved ones and blessed to have my good health. Thank you, Becky for sharing your wonderful gift with the world!

anab said...

HI Becky! it's so nice to visit your blog and i found your writing so lovely :) i'm grateful for that. i believe i will keep coming back :)

Betsy said...

You are so gracious to offer us a chance to win an inspiring book! Today I am thankful for technology that brings me opportunities to connect with wisdom, without even personally knowing the teacher. I was reminded in a very powerful way that I can take back my power, learn and grow and still change to become what I am created to become. I am so THANKFUL for those speakers sharing their wisdom and faith in the Lord. I am thankful for an increasing faith in myself and the possibility of learning to love myself even in all my "chaos".
Thank you!

Seawashed said...

I would be so happy to win this magazine. I have been looking for it and cannot find it anywhere. So thank you for the chance. I know it will be a favorite. The name alone tugs at my heart...(Bella is my dog's name and Grace is my daughter's name)

I am thankful for the peace that I have deep within at this time in my life. The peace that surpasses...

petits d├ętails said...

Hi Becky,

Thank you so much for your uplifting words. I'm especially grateful for my husband and son, who fill my life with meaning.

Warm wishes, :)

Laura said...

Hi Becky,
I am grateful that God gave me the gift of compassion to see my patients through difficult journeys and to be part of their healing process. The lessons I have learned and the patients and families I have met have given my life such perspective, fulfillment, and focus.

manus said...

What a wonderful post with awesome photos! I'm thankful for my cat. He is my companion and the sunshine of my life. Everytime I look at him I've to smile.
And I'm thankful for the option to win a copy of Bella Grace;)
Best wishes, Manuela

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

My children are all grown...I think back to when they were young..everyday. I am thankful for 4 little pups that fill the void. What a joy they are. Even though they are only dogs, they mean nothing to anyone else..but they mean the world to me!

must love junk said...

This mag looks amazing! I love the 'attitude of gratitude' and I try to practice it daily! I'm thankful for my mom and that she has recovered so well from her colon cancer surgery! :)

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Beautiful magazine! I am grateful for today, but beyond that,for my husband's improved health. 2013 was a test of my faith and strength, and in the end I am in a better place. Like the song, "God bless the road that led me straight to Him"


P.S. your pumpkins this season are stunning Becky!

Ms. Lucie said...

I am grateful for my family and friends!

Michelle said...

I am grateful for the mild weather returning, the sounds I hear through my window at work, the rain we had yesterday, a delightful evening with my family, and looking forward to a weekend off.

sheilaAR said...

The baby praying mantis who is thriving in my little tree. The small lizard who waits for bugs every night under the light. My cats, all quirky 4 of them. My husband and optimistic wonderful mother, both my best friends. That I can see and appreciate all these wonders and more and cannot possibly choose just one!!
Sending Love, the greatest blessing, to all!!

Kassandra said...

What a beautiful post, Becky!!! (both for the words and the pics...) You are absolutely right, Gratitude is the main fuel to our spirit, I discovered it many years ago when reading Sarah Ban Breathnach´s "Simple Abundance", from whom I learned to have a Gratitude Journal to say thanks for my everyday little blessings... so right now I´m grateful for having come to visit you after a while and finding such a lovely reminder for the joy of my Soul! Thanks for sharing, send you warmest hugs and blessings from Uruguay.

Jenn Zuniga said...

Hi Becky, I am thankful for your post today, as a reminder of what is most important. Thank you for helping me stay in my heart of gratitude. Sincerely, Jenn

Wilma said...

What a wonderful post Becky,
thank you so much for sharing this.
I am a new follower.

Blessings to you,


Lori Stokes Wright said...

Your blog is beautiful! I am grateful for finding it. Today I am grateful for being able to see my daughter play soccer on her college club team and see our other 'daughter' who now lives across the country.

Nana said...

Oh my, so much to be grateful for, but at the moment thankful to have Bella Grace to look forward to! Thanks for the lovely post!

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