I have been a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant for just shy of one month now. Although life can bring me (and you) down sometimes, I am SO SO grateful to have Mary Kay and the people involved in it in my life. It is hard to believe that in such a short amount of time that one person can blossom. I have had a few people tell me I am blossoming. This makes me happy. While I am okay with myself, there is always room for improvement, especially in certain areas. The main areas of my life that need nurturing are my self esteem and positivity. Most of my life I have struggled with low self esteem and depression. One just feeds off the other. What is weird is I always considered myself a happy go-lucky person…until I realized I wasn’t. That just put me into a deeper depression. For years I bring myself out of a depression state by reminding myself that I need to focus on what good things I do have going for me. I remember reading something a long time ago that stated that depression was just another word for being selfish. That always stuck with me, and while I believe that to an extent, I also believe depression is a lot more than that. Sure, while depressed you tend to think about yourself and your own woes. But other variables can cause and perpetuate depression.
For the purpose of this post, I will just delve into how Mary Kay is changing my life (for the better). Again, it is such a positive environment to be in. They often call it a “pink bubble.” The one thing I really love about this “bubble” is that the bubble can extend to other lives. Mary Kay’s focus is to enrich lives, women’s lives. One woman telling another woman that they like what they are wearing or that they are beautiful can be powerful things. Especially to a person with low self esteem. Really, any woman would like to be told they look beautiful. In the three or so weeks I have been involved with Mary Kay, I have had numerous people lift me up without even knowing they are. Several other Mary Kay consultants and directors have made kind comments regarding my makeup and how my skin is looking more and more flawless. If only they knew me a few years ago with my face broken out in cystic acne. Mary Kay changed my face too (Clear Proof). Just the other day a little girl of one of my customers looked up at me and simply said “You are beautiful.” I hardly knew how to react, I was shocked. It warmed my heart so much that someone so little thought that of me. It is not something I have heard a lot in my life, until recently.
I do feel that positivity breeds positivity. Perhaps now that there has been an increase in positive words and “vibes” that life will just keep getting better and better. I will state to anyone that I am a proud Mary Kay Consultant who helps to make women feel better about themselves. You never know how your words will affect someone else. Just imagine how the positive words you say to someone could change their life…words are truly powerful.