- Xiomara Escobar
Dearest Pink Beautinistas,
While counting my many blessings, I don't want to forget the women and men that have supported me as a local woman entrepreneur. My favorite season is upon us... the "Attitude of Gratitude" season! And even though we should always give thanks, this is a season for reflecting on our blessings throughout this past year.
Thanksgiving was Mary Kay Ash's favorite holiday, just as it is mine! One of her fundamental teachings was to always have an "attitude of gratitude." It seems only fitting that I look back over the last ten years of my business and be grateful for the wonderful women it has brought into my life. November 22nd will be the 17th anniversary of Mary Kay's passing, and her grandson, Ryan, wrote a lovely tribute to his grandmother, which you can read here.
I want to share something with you-- Four years ago I began journaling, and it has been an amazing experience for me! I keep a gratitude journal, which I use daily to write down the people and things that I am grateful for. It could be anything from someone giving their parking spot to me so that I could quickly run into Trader Joe’s during the busiest time of the day, to seeing a woman, who was living in a domestic violence shelter, light up with joy when we were able to provide her with clothes for a job interview. We all have different businesses, and it’s my prayer that you know we have been put here on this earth for a greater purpose. May you find the passion and intention in your life so that you may bestow on others love and care this holiday season and beyond!
I hope and pray that you might ENJOY this holiday season! Rather than being stressed about presents and what outfits to wear to your many holiday events, why don't you reach out to a friend you haven’t seen in a while because of how “busy” you’ve been? It could be as simple as grabbing a cup of coffee to catch up, and you’ll be so thankful that you set out some time to reconnect with a friend!
My advice to you: Be productive this holiday season, not "busy," and make this a season of GIVING! Connection with family and friends is much more memorable that all the “stuff” we buy.
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer..."
- Maya Angelou