Love & Happiness

I am Nostalgic About Peace and I Won’t Apologize for It

There are so many things from past years that give me comfort and joy. One of which is listening to music from my youth. When I hear certain songs I can clearly see the house I lived in as a kid and I immediately smile. I am reminded of the carefree days of my childhood and I am cheered. By no means am I trying to send a message that I am down-and-out, but reminiscing over happy times is a favorite pastime of mine.

Later this week I intend to gather with loved ones in celebration of Thanksgiving. In spite of my mixed feelings regarding how our ancestors came to occupy this country, I am grateful for a lot; and I see it as a wonderful opportunity to pause from the normal day to day and collectively reflect on life.

Like many of you, I don’t wait until the end of the year to give thanks for the blessings that have been bestowed upon me. Every day I am blessed to see is reason enough to be thankful. The older I get the more I realize the non-tangible things in life matter the most. I could name so many things that I am thankful for, but the one thing that stands out the most to me is peace.

According to Merriam Webster, peace is freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions. I am extremely grateful for peace simply because there was a time in my life when I did not possess it. There are many things that can rob of us peace if we allow it.  Oppression can come in several forms. It can come from the words and actions of others or it can derive from thoughts in our heads.

I am learning to dismiss the negativity that comes from others and from inside my head. The only way we can be harmfully affected by it is if we accept it to be true. Just because something is stated to you or a thought is formed in your mind doesn’t mean you have to believe it.

As we prepare for the holiday season, I want to encourage all of you to guard your peace, and if you don’t have it now –  let go of the things that are keeping you from it. We only have one shot at this thing called life – and we deserve to be happy and at peace.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families from the Stylish Buxom Beauty!

And peace be unto you and me.

Until the next time, be you and most importantly – love you.

Being uniquely you is being uniquely beautiful.

-B.B.