Monday, January 23, 2012

Guest Post; The Joining of Beauty and Strength

Hello everyone!
Today I am here to bring you a guest post from a lovely woman named Jackie. She does community outreach for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, which is a leading web resource for Mesothelioma Cancer.

She reached out to me, about writing a guest post about women finding out they have cancer, but that doesn't mean they are any less beautiful, than before they got diagnosed.

Here is her post;

When you are faced with the trials and tribulations that fall into every life, it is essential to reach for the strength that you know is there. Mesothelioma cancer is just one of the cancers that affect women, and if you are struggling your way through treatment, beauty might be the last thing that is on your mind. However, even if you are feeling tired and worn, the truth of the matter is that you are still beautiful. Whether your beauty was of the fresh-scrubbed and lovely type or the femme fatale type, there are many different ways for you to express it and to make others understand what you are all about. Even if you have cancer, there is nothing that changes about that.

Think about the things that made you feel beautiful. Chances are good that you didn’t simply tumble out of bed, look into the mirror and think that you looked gorgeous! The thing that every woman needs to understand is that beauty is as much a product as it is an inner quality. It doesn’t take a lot to make a woman look beautiful in the eyes of others. For example, think about what kind of difference makeup makes. Makeup takes away blemishes and grants color where there was none before. It evens out some irregularities in the skin and it grants a sparkle that wasn’t there before. This is the change that some simple makeup can produce in anyone. 

Similarly, think about how you look in an outfit that fits you very well. Too many women settle for clothes that don’t suit them, that are a little tight or a little loose, or simply unflattering even if they fit. Take the time to move on to clothes that you know will fit you. If you have the energy for shopping, head out to buy yourself something that suits you right down to the ground. If you would rather stay home, pull out the makeup and make sure that you put your best face forward. 

True beauty is something that comes from inside. It comes from self-satisfaction and confidence and in many ways; it has little to do with how you look. Instead, it is all about how you carry yourself. Think about the last time you were wandering around, and you knew that you looked your best. Think about how high you held your head and how you walked upright and proud. That is what beauty is, and at the end of the day, beautiful clothes and makeup are just the tools you use to get yourself there.

Take some time to think about how you feel and what you can do to move forward with your life. Beauty is one of the best tools that you have. 

Jackie Clark

Check out the blog here.


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