Hello Fellow Kindness + Beauty Seekers!
A few days ago I opened my new May devotional from the legendary preacher, Dr. Charles Stanley. His opening message on kindness really grabbed my heart so I wanted to blast it everywhere!
“Our culture is obsessed with external beauty, but as hard as we may try to improve our outward appearance, we all eventually experience the effects of aging. (True Dat!!) Far more important is inner character, which lasts into eternity. And one of the most attractive inward qualities is kindness.
People characterized by kindness are considerate, loving, tenderhearted, helpful, and gentle. Those on the other end of the spectrum are quick-tempered, bitter, crude, and demanding. (Ugh- we all have crossed paths with these toxic types!) Basically, the difference has to do with whether one’s focus is on self or others. (I’ve had to deal with one too many narcissists in my day and I’m pretty much allergic to them now! You??)
God is characterized by kindness and we should “put on” this attractive quality. Kindness is God’s fruit displayed in our worlds and actions. Authentic (let me repeat that.. authentic! Meaning not fake!) kindness does not depend on how others treat us, not is it a manipulation to get what we want.” – Dr. Charles Stanley
Let’s think about that final sentence. OUCH! Spiritual maturity truth bomb right there. When someone does you wrong– our ego and human nature wants to treat them the same way back. Taking the higher road and rising above the immaturity will reap beautiful rewards like peace. No drama. A clear conscience. Ahhhh, this rewards bring such a wonderful life that unlocks the flow for blessings, miracle and pure joy! The stronger person is the one who has self-control and instead of lashing out when mistreated, they choose the Kindness High Road.
You know the foundation of SOS is true beauty from the inside out. It’s such a blessing to encounter someone who walks in love and kindness! Although I am a total beauty and style junkie, I would rather be known for being a kind and loving woman than for thin thighs and a great handbag. Kindness is so stylish!
One of my favorite Audrey Hepburn quotes is in alignment with this message:
May we all “put on” more kindness today.
Please share this with your friends so we can see the ripple effect.
P.S. Reminders for 2 amazing events I am honored to be part of!
Tomorrow at 5:30 meet + greet then a panel with other RHOD cast members at the Indie Beauty Expo.
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Also, come network and celebrate with fellow Faith-filled entrepreneurial women at the 2017 Polished Fashion Show on May 18th at Belk Galleria. I am honored and super excited to be walking in the show!
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