This week is my birthday and I have had people ask me what do you want for your birthday? As a mom and a practical wife, I think of the things I "should" get or the things we need, like: a new coffee pot or money towards Christmas coming up.
My husband gave me some money and so did my mom; so I was so excited about the idea of purchasing something that I did not “need”, something that was not for function and necessity: like food or cleaning supplies.
I spent a few hours scoping the Internet. I looked at purses, shoes and eventually landed on some new “red” suitcases. They are the new 360-degree turn ones.
Actually, that’s not new, but it’s new to me. We are going to Disney for Christmas, so it would be awesome to have those. My mind kept swinging from “get them” to you don’t ”need them”.
I became aware of the joy I was getting form shopping for something “pretty”.
I have been an interior designer for 30 years and I have come to realize how important it is for women to feel pretty and to have their homes and environments look pretty. Women love pretty stuff!
As I am writing this, I am thinking of the movie “Pretty woman”. She did not feel pretty because she came off the streets. But as she felt "loved" and dressed herself up, she changed her belief and her belief changed her perspective and her perspective changed her life.
God made women to feel pretty and to like pretty. We have an innate sense to decorate our homes our environments and our bodies.
Celebrate something today.
Wear your pretty shoes. Buy some pretty fresh flowers for your kitchen. Eat off of those special plates!
Give yourself permission to enjoy yourself and "feel & enjoy pretty". So often we expect that to come from our husbands and family. If you aren’t receiving it from others, do it for your self!
Celebrate YOU today!
God sees you and calls you "pretty".
Song of Solomon 4:1 Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful!
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