Feelin' Good...

 It's 1:18am and I'm still up...BOOOO! I should be knocked out but my mind keeps ticking about EVERYTHING...but long story short, about my 2012.  What I want it to look like, my goals I yearn to accomplish, my dreams I wish to shoot for, the new, improved, and better me I long to become. I know I need to get things together...my career, my aspirations, my family, my marriage...MY LIFE. And I KNOW it can't be done without God as my foundation for everything that I choose to do, first and foremost. I'm also coming to terms about my "weakest links" that keep slowing me down and keeping me great distance from being my best: procrastination, indecisiveness, fear, and ME (whomp whomp).

So...later today I'll be making my short term and long term goals for 2012 and posting them (accountability is needed and is a must for a sista).  Then I will be back with a plan of action to commit myself and to ensure I am on track to meeting my goals. 

Feeling Good is my 2012 song dedication to myself. I wasn't a fan of this song until Melanie tore down the house with it on X-Factor, especially since it had so much meaning behind it for her because of her upbringing and where she had physically and mentally came from...I connected to her and to the lyrics...

It's a new dawn
 a new day
a new life for me
And I'm feelin' good...

...about 2012.

For All My Lifetime Channel Lovers...

Morning Monday Beauties!

I have exciting news!  Just found out that Lifetime has teamed up with who else other than Mary Kay to offer the Renewed You Sweepstakes!!!  If you love Lifetime shows and FREE Prizes go to the following link to enter...http://www.mylifetime.com/sweepstakes/renewed-you

You have the chance to enter up to two times a day to win a big-city getaway, spa treatments, a makeover, retail therapy, and great products from Mary Kay to make you feel renewed!

I would be super-stoked to find out one of my dearest friends, family members, or ever-so-great-clients won the grand prize...So go ahead and enter...and don't forget to thank me when you win.

*Pink Hugs & Blessings*

Christine L. Bryant
Independent Beauty Consultant

Mary Kay Inspiring Stories

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Bored Outta Ya Mind??...Here's Something For You To Do!

Here's a chance to get personalized skin care recommendations specifically for you!...What skin care is best for your skin type, what make-up colors are best for your skin tone...and much more.  Please go ahead and try it out...if you have any questions about anything you see, don't hesitate to ask me..call, text, email or reply back to this blog post.  Feel free to share this Beauty Profiler with your friends or post on your fave social networking site.  Have Fun and Enjoy!! 

More than anything, leave me a comment or message and tell me if this Beauty Profiler was helpful or not.

*Pink Hugs & Blessings*

Christine Bryant
Independent Beauty Consultant

Me, The Co-Creator of My Life??

So, while keeping up on my blogs that I read daily, I've been seeing this idea of "ME" being the "Co-Creator of My Life". I haven't quite understood what exactly this meant so I would pretty much breeze through that part, especially knowing that my Lord and Savior is THEE ONLY Creator of my life and yours.

Recently I've been on an emotional roller coaster as I'm undergoing "My Lessons of Life," AKA: My Circumstances, My Storms, Major Tomfoolery...LIFE!  I choose to refer to them as "My Life Lessons" because I choose to believe that God is not just allowing bad things to happen to me as I sit here questioning his motives as to why are these things occurring.  But instead, I know that God is teaching me important lessons to help live my life to the fullest, to help build me into the D.O.R.K. (Daughter Of The Righteous/Risen King) He wants me to be, to help me find and live my purpose in Life, and to better equip me with the godly characteristics that I need major work in.

So, for when my marriage is at a low, I could, and have many times, choose to feel like a complete loser and think, "Boo on my life," or I can thank God for the test (and for the testimony to come) and work my butt off on Acing It, so I don't have to struggle with this storm anymore. I look for the lessons in my circumstances, and trust and have faith in God, that He'll see me through since I know He does not give me anything that He knows I can't bear. 

So when I feel burnt out, like a loser, unloved, lonely, stressed...(ADD YOUR OWN HERE)...I choose NOT to!  I choose to change my way of thinking about the situation and choose to feel the POSITIVE feeling to the previous negative one I was just experiencing. 

I have learned this is what it means to be the Co-Creator of My Life.  I choose to feel loved, not lonely, to feel like a winner, to feel refreshed and blessed. Because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...

As Lady Gaga would say, "I'm on the right track baby, I was born this way" but only because God made ME and YOU to be nothing less...So why think and act like you are?

Choose to be the Change you wish to see.

*Pink Hugs & Blessings*

Mary Kay Featured in Essence June 2011

I <3 when I see Mary Kay products in magazines...because we are just THAT good. This is the new Time Wise Liquid Foundation (in a matte and luminous formula) that includes all the anti-aging fighting benefits that our skin care line also has...double the benefits!! This is Essence and the foundations are also featured in O Magazine, as well.

Wonderfully Made

He tells me that I am "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made"...but how much of that do I truly believe?...I've been going through a lot of tomfoolery (you'll see that I use this word way too much) this past year and it's led to stress and worrying; not leaning and relying on God to see me through and it's been taking a physical, mental, and emotional toll on me...no bueno. 

But God is a GREAT God and he knows EXACTLY what he's doing in our lives...we just have to trust and believe that he knows what's best...

'Christine, even if that means going through it right now in my marriage?'

...Yes, even if it means troubling times in my marriage, Christine, God still knows this is what I need to go through right now...(whomp whomp =/ )

Through these ever-much-so trying times, I've been reading two particular blogs: The Daily Love (whoot whoot!!) and Proverbs 31 Ministries, along with a few new Twitter Accounts that I'm following now, and I've been noticing a re-occurring theme from the content of each of their postings: Self Love and Acceptance.

I began thinking, 'Do I really care for and love myself the way I thought I did?'

I've been so into my family and my husband and my mess, that I may be neglecting myself and not even knowing it...You know, we as women, invest and sacrifice all that we are and have for our families that we tend to forget ourselves...and any thought of taking care "me" would be just darn right selfish, right?!?...but I'm beginning to realize that I have to take care of me, and know and believe that its not being selfish...but its the self love and acceptance for myself that I've been lacking.

Now, through my trials, I'm learning not to be worrisome and stressed (have I mastered it, GREAT SCOTT, NO!...but I'm learning), and to rely on God, for he knows I need to learn something from these circumstances and he's building me up into the DORK (Daughter Of The Righteous King) he has created me to be (which is one of my requests I've been recently praying for anywhoo...). 

I'm also learning not focus on the problems before me and to focus on the results or the outcome...focus on the lesson to be learned...on the person that I will have grown into due to my endurance, patience, and faith during my tomfoolery...

...and that is what I am CHOOSING to do.

*Pink Hugs & Blessings*
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