Happiest Thanksgiving and Many Blessings To You and Yours!

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I can’t believe it! Another year almost over!

I’m thankful for so many things in my life the first of which is the fact that everyday I open my eyes, get out of my bed, and have a new chance to greet the world and about 99.9% of those days I greet it with a smile. Because my dear, dear friends, life was meant to be smiled and laughed through.

You don’t really need a turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie or even a special day to be grateful and thankful for all you have. Please find joy in the little things, remember to be thankful for all things. Be it the tiny stuff like that bite of delicious bagel you had this morning for breakfast or the big things like the beautiful family and friends you share your life with.

I’m lucky. I have a wonderful family that cares about and adores me and that I get to equally love, care, and adore back. I have incredible friends who aren’t even friends but more like extended family. And most important I have my online life that I get to share with all of you daily. Everyday you let me into your life is a blessing. You smile with me, laugh over the silly stuff, geek out over the newest TV show, game, or book, and of course, we get to drool all over makeup together. I can’t believe I get my “real” friends and family and I’m lucky enough to have my extended online ones as well, ALL of YOU!

I’m blessed to say the least.

I’m thankful to be here, right now, healthy, alive, and able to type this message to you. No one knows what tomorrow brings that’s why today you have to live like it might be your very last day to enjoy everything you have and to realize how lucky you truly are. Ease your troubled mind for the day, smile and remember to laugh often because it truly is the best medicine in the world and remind yourself you have a new beginning each and every day of your life. Use that time to be the best person you can be and remember to be thankful for the time you have because life is a very short fleeting moment. You blink and time flies by.

Use Thanksgiving as a reminder to be thankful but use everyday as a day to remember that you’re blessed to be alive.

May your Thanksgiving be filled with wonderful food, great friends, lovely family, and most important thanks you woke up this morning, opened your eyes, and had the ability to pop out of bed and start a new day! Every single day you get a brand new beginning. That means if you screw it up today you still have a blank chalk board to start ALL over again in the morning. My parents will hate me for saying it but I’m not a religious person but isn’t it a miracle we can just start fresh every single day? Use each of your days wisely, they end too soon!

I leave you with a powerful message from Matisyahu because he explains it a lot better than I ever could.

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  • 11/27/13 9:51 tina:

    Happy thanksgiving muse!!!

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    • 11/27/13 9:57 the Muse:

      Happy t-day tina to you and yours!

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  • 11/27/13 9:56 ashley:

    Wow, your post definitely made me feel shallow for only looking forward to turkey. Perhaps I should do some reflection too… till then I will fantasize about stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/27/13 9:58 the Muse:

      lol not shallow at all :) everyone looks forward to turkey! Enjoy it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  • 11/27/13 10:03 kimkats:

    What lovely sentiments, and so very true! Happy thanksgiving Muse – I’m so glad I found your blog – it’s truly one of the high points of my day.

    Blessings to you and yours, and lots of virutal hugs! ((((Muse))))

    Kim :)

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    • 11/27/13 10:04 the Muse:

      the same to you kim and your family and your friends. Have a blessed and happy one. :) big hugs! I surely wish I could really wrap my arms around you for a warm hug but virtual will do for now :) <3!

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  • 11/27/13 10:24 LINDARRAGNAR:

    Aww such a heartfelt and warming message Muse! :) I went to Washington D.C recently and they have the WWII two vet visit and the volunteers would have shirts that said on the back “every day is a bonus”, and it really is true. So many people don’t get the luxury of waking up to see today.

    :) anyways great post and great video! You may like the remix Infected Mushroom remix of this song! They are my fav band and they are also from Israel!

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    • 11/27/13 10:35 the Muse:

      Linda indeed and great sentiments, each day you have IS a bonus :) so many people can’t even get out of their own bed without help, we are very lucky! I love that remix! It is incredible because you can really hear Matisyahu’s vocals so well! He always sounds like a very young boy when he sings or talks. So soft spoken and gentle. Totally a hero! Plus hey, love the techno in the background, somehow makes a serious song dance worthy lol!

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      • 11/29/13 12:37 LINDARRAGNAR:

        Very true muse! :)

        hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

        Yeah Matishyahu has one of the best most interesting voices in the industry, it really sounds like he is singing love. :,)

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        • 12/2/13 10:19 the Muse:

          hope you had a lovely one Linda :) Agreed! You can really feel the emotion in the words :)

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  • 11/27/13 11:03 Cj:

    …how did you know I had a bagel today… *looks for cameras*

    I got so much cooking to do today, wish me luck, better yet take me to the spa after Black Friday? Lord knows I’ll need it lol.

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    • 11/27/13 11:12 the Muse:

      I have them in your shower stall! mawahhhaaaa! absolutely name the place I’ll be there :) <3! I love ya happy t-day hubby!

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  • 11/27/13 11:16 Christina D.:

    Hey Sista Muse! You are right and there are many things to be thankful for, of which I include our friendship. Have a Happy and Healthy!

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    • 11/27/13 11:22 the Muse:

      Christina, I am so lucky to have met and got to know you this year :) Your texts make me smile, your emails with excited new drugstore finds make me grin (HEY GET TO HARMONS THEY HAZ COLOR TATTOOS), and your input/comments and feedback here are helpful to our fellow makeup junkies! I’m thankful for our friendship this year :-D! Have a happy one sis! and a wonderful Holiday season ahead xoxoxo!

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  • 11/27/13 11:31 Christina D.:

    Awww…thanks, La Belle Muse. I look forward to reading your reviews every day, and I still refer to past ones when purchasing new products since I’ve been playing catch-up with mid to high range brands. However, it’s having someone to commiserate with that has been the most fun! I look forward to meeting up with you, too, hopefully if we can coordinate schedules next month.

    But for now, it’s off to Harmon’s…

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    • 11/27/13 11:34 the Muse:

      lol have fun storming the castle and text me if anything great pops up! AND YES :-D we do do do need to meet up soon for dinner (my treat)! Dude there’s nice a Italian place right next to Harmons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha! ;-D I agree completely, the love of makeup is always such a lovely thing to share :-D <3! You’re the sweetest my dear sis! :)

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  • 11/27/13 11:34 Sarah:

    Love this post!! Have a wonderful thanksgiving and thanks for reminding me whats important (along with a swipe of gloss ;)

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    • 11/27/13 11:36 the Muse:

      hehe sarah :) right backatcha with a sweep of blush!

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  • 11/27/13 11:58 Dee:

    What a wonderful post! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/27/13 12:20 the Muse:

      you as well dee enjoy it :)

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  • 11/27/13 12:44 NIna R.:

    Thank you for the uplifting post! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all the time and effort you put into your blog!

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    • 11/27/13 12:50 the Muse:

      aw thanks nina thank you very much happiest t-day my dear!

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  • 11/27/13 13:24 Kimmwc03:

    I thankful for you, Muse, among with my other blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • 11/27/13 13:34 the Muse:

      likewise Kim :) have a wonderful day tomorrow and enjoy it :)

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  • 11/27/13 13:30 Joy:

    What a beautiful, uplifting message! Thank you for being you Musey, and for your lovely blog which I look forward to reading everyday. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! XOXO

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    • 11/27/13 13:34 the Muse:

      and to you Joy and to you :) have a wonderful one and thanks for always brightening up this place with your great comments :)

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  • 11/27/13 13:56 Christina D.:

    I am compelled to thank you again — this time, for recommending I make a pilgrimage to Harmon’s today. Although you mentioned Color Tattoos (nothing new, unless you meant the three matte shades which we both already have)– there were 6 gorgeous L’Oreal Infallibles! My kind of cool colors, too! I sent you a text with a photo of the display. If you should want, I’d be happy to send you the names of all six. Happy Thanksgiving to me!

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    • 12/2/13 15:36 the Muse:

      YAY! ha! good hauling Christina :) I’m glad you got them sorry didn’t get a chance to reply to text was swamped but they LOOK AMAZINGS! hope you had a lovely t-day my friend!

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  • 11/27/13 14:04 amy:

    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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    • 12/2/13 10:22 the Muse:

      and to you and yours amy hope it was lovely!

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  • 11/27/13 14:28 Littlecreek81:

    Love you sweetie! What a crazy year of stuff to be thankful for! Hope you have a wonderful time with the fam. My weekend project is to decorate cookie with royal icing for the first time eva. It can’t be that hard right?

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    • 12/2/13 15:36 the Muse:

      hey brooke! How was your T-day? :-D It was amazing :) and I hope yours was too! hope you had some frosting for me too! licking the spoon is the best part :-D

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  • 11/27/13 15:42 AmandaM:

    Thank you for such a lovely post about Thanksgiving, and I whole-heartedly agree! I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ll be spending mine with the people I love most, and I’m truly grateful for that!

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    • 12/2/13 11:06 the Muse:

      aw amanda same to you hope it was lovely!

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  • 11/27/13 17:03 Amy Amethyst:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse! I’m spending it with my parents. My mom has already cooked 3 pies. I feel bad that my bf won’t get to spend the day with us because he’s out on the road. But I’ll make sure to eat some pie for him. Hope you have a great holiday!

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    • 12/2/13 11:06 the Muse:

      awww Amy! Sorry he’s away! But hope you had a beautiful one anyway :)

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  • 11/27/13 17:16 Laurie:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love this post, your blog and Matisyahu, too!

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    • 12/2/13 10:20 the Muse:

      right back atcha laurie :)

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  • 11/27/13 18:08 Miss D:

    Have a wonderfully beautiful Thanksgiving, Muse! Big hugs from Texas!

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    • 12/2/13 11:06 the Muse:

      right back at you Miss d hope it was lovely :)

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  • 11/27/13 18:16 amy:

    Many blessings and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy!

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    • 12/2/13 10:19 the Muse:

      and to you amy :) hope it was lovely!

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  • 11/27/13 18:54 Courtney:

    Thanks for the sweet message!! And thanks for the awesome blog. It’s a little piece of MU heaven or me each day. I hope your Holiday is jouyous and blessed!! ;)

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    • 12/2/13 11:06 the Muse:

      aw courtney thank you! :) <3! I hope you had a beautiful day!

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  • 11/27/13 23:04 amber m:

    That was such a nice reminder of all the things lil & big that could/should be thankful for everyday and one of the things that I’m sure we’re all thankful for are you Muse and all the hard work you do to keep us all so pretty. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    • 12/2/13 15:35 the Muse:

      hey amber! indeed, indeed :-D and I’m thank for YOU! I work harder because all of you inspire me so very much! Hope you had a beautiful day!

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  • 11/27/13 23:41 Stephanie L.:

    You are such a lovely person. Thank you for this post. I find myself getting down a lot lately. In my line of work, I deal with the underbelly of society. I see so much ugliness and the damage that we can do to one another. Your posts always brighten my day, thank you for taking time for us. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    • 12/2/13 11:07 the Muse:

      stephanie, that’s hard! I hope you keep your chin up! <3! Many thanks and I hope you had a beautiful T-day and put work away for the day :) <3! thank you for sharing your day and time with me!

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  • 11/28/13 4:17 Angel:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse! Thank you for the gentle reminder to know that we can start fresh every day. I cooked all day doing prep work for more cooking tomorrow. I’m blessed to be sharing my Thanksgiving with family and a dear friend. There is much to be thankful for. I hope you have a wonderful day with extra pumpkin pie :) xoxo

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    • 12/2/13 15:34 the Muse:

      aw same to you angel I hope it was extra extra special and your friend was blessed to spend it with you and yours :) hope you ate tons and have plenty of left overs :D

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  • 11/28/13 8:09 midori:

    Happy Thanksgiving Muse from the other side of the world!
    I haven’t had the chance to comment much this year, but I am truly thankful for you and your blog : )

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    • 12/2/13 10:43 the Muse:

      aw thank you midori :) <3!

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  • 11/28/13 9:09 tellle:

    Muse- a happy and blessed thanksgiving to you. it is freeing to make mistakes (and learn from them) when one knows that tomorrow is another day to start fresh…! :) Looking forward to being apart of the ‘new’ year with you via my second home, your blog! ;) LOL xo’s from the great white north

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    • 12/2/13 10:42 the Muse:

      aw thanks telle :) you’re very welcome to snuggle up close in your second home! May we have a good year ahead!

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  • 11/28/13 10:52 Iris:

    Wonderful post, Muse, and thanks for sharing.
    Happy thanksgiving to you!

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    • 12/2/13 9:44 the Muse:

      and to you Iris :)

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  • 11/28/13 11:53 Stacy:

    This is the other reason I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! Not only are you the best beauty blogger, You are so very down to earth, caring, kind, full of love and compassion! This really comes through in your blog every day!! Your message today is beautiful and so are you!! Happy Thanksgiving MUSE!! xo

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    • 12/2/13 10:41 the Muse:

      aw thanks stacy shucks! :) <3!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank YOU so much! I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving and many thanks for being a reader of Musings of a Muse! :D

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  • 11/28/13 12:51 bebe:

    Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Muse. I hope today brings you much love, joy, laughter and a GREAT Thanksgiving dinner to boot. Enjoy! ;-D

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    • 12/2/13 9:44 the Muse:

      thanks bebe :) I wish the same to you! hope it was a lovely day!

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  • 11/28/13 14:21 melissa:

    Happy Thanksgiving <3 hope your day is wonderful

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    • 12/2/13 9:44 the Muse:

      thanks melissa same to you!

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  • 11/28/13 15:13 Laurinha:

    Hi Muse!!
    Happy thanksgiving! To you and yr family!
    Thanks for sharing yr beauty expertise with us, with me!

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    • 12/2/13 9:45 the Muse:

      same to you laurinha hope you had a lovely one!

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  • 11/29/13 1:53 Mak:

    I am so thankful for my family, friends, and how blessed I am to live a pretty amazing life. Over the summer, I discovered a passion for makeup. I am thankful for your site and your amazing reviews, and it has inspired me to create my own blog! Thanks for all your posts, I check you site every single day :)

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    • 12/2/13 9:37 the Muse:

      hi mak! I hope you had a lovely thanksgiving :) and awesome congrats on your blog and thank you!

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  • 11/29/13 16:34 Galaxia:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! You know, I’ve been feeling down lately (side effect of being way too hard on myself) but this holiday came at the perfect time…a great reminder that I have so much to be thankful for :)

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    • 12/2/13 10:13 the Muse:

      aw try to keep your chin up galaxia :) hope you had a lovely one!

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