menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Happiness is the Best Makeup

Ok, so it’s not that we don’t LOVE makeup and believe in its powers to help us forget our insecurities–but I will dare to say that the real magic of beauty is the combination of self-confidence and inner joy that we’re all striving for in life, in other words: happiness.

The world is always changing and so are our lives. Nothing is constant. Sometimes we have to take it minute by minute, and before we know it an hour has passed. We made it! We begin to believe there really is light at the end of the tunnel even if it seems dim or simply nonexistent at the moment. Just keep moving forward and stop looking backward. Focus on the good right now.

Practicing gratitude will really help. If you see a pimple on your face, be happy that you even have a face. As of August 2018, around 40 face transplants have been performed worldwide. There but for the grace of God…

And remember, there are always lessons to be learned in unfavorable situations. If but for nothing else, we learn the strength of our character. We discover our indomitability: that we are good enough and brave enough and strong enough to deal with the obstacle at hand. Life for damn sure isn’t easy, we get kicked down and literally honest to God don’t know how we’ll get back up. Believe me–I HAVE BEEN THERE. Fighting for my son’s life and then fighting for mine as I got away from ex-husband in his country and landed on my feet was nothing short of miraculous. It nearly broke me–but it didn’t.

Perseverance, staying focused, knowing when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em and believing in ourselves, believing that failure is not an option–this is key.  And this is what I know: if we don’t give in and don’t give out, we can release and relish in the happiness that lies within us. We deserve to beautiful.

“People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”– Abraham Lincoln