November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!


How did we get here? Where did the time go? Another year almost over and a new one a few short weeks away!

I am blessed and so are you because today is one more day you are above ground and granted life and a chance to do good things and make a change in the world around you be it with a smile at a stranger or in some major way that could potentially change the world.

I am ever always grateful for the life I have been given. Every day I wake up, get out of bed, and have that chance to greet the world is a good day. Anything else is cake! This life was meant to be smiled and laughed through! It was not given to you or me to spend endless hours worrying or being angry or stressing out or being sad. When you start to see yourself feeling that way, stop, breath, remember you are here for a very short time and you must enjoy the time you have to the fullest. It’s all so fleeting and it goes oh so fast. One day you’re 15 years old and rushing your way through high school so you can get out there in the big bad world and the next you’re 80. My mom always tells me how quickly my years went and much faster I grew up compared to my older sister. I always smile and hug her when she says it but when I get to thinking about it I realize she’s right. My childhood feels like yesterday at times but some days it feels like a hundred years away. How did I become an adult so quickly?

Remember, you don’t need a special day to be grateful but use Thanksgiving as a time to remind yourself of the things you have and remember how thankful, grateful, and blessed you are. Be it the tiny stuff like the soft, warm bed you rest in at night or the even bigger things like the roof over your head, the job that puts food on your table, and the wonderful friends, family, or furbabies you surround yourself with.

I’m glad I have another year to be thankful I’m right here typing this, healthy, alive, and well. I’m blessed to have you all in my life, my lovely Internet family. Thank you for spending your time with me. Thank you for blessing me with your presence every day. You make me feel very special that you want to spend time with me. Because time is so very precious and a gift I can never repay.

Remember to be thankful you’re alive and able to enjoy all things!

May your Thanksgiving be filled with lots of food, great friends, family, and most important the chance to open your eyes again and greet the day. Every day is a new start, if you screw it up today, tomorrow you can start all over again! Use your days wisely, be good to everyone you meet (even the mean people), and remind yourself how fast life passes you by so take a moment to enjoy it.

And most important, remember I love you all.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Go forth and eat all the things today!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    Happy Thanksgiving!!! In case you didn’t alread see. Natasha Denona sale has started!!

    • Isabella Muse

      Happy Thanksgiving belated Simone ๐Ÿ™‚ and thanks SO much for the reminder!! I’m sorry for the delay replying! I got so many comments it got a bit crazy <3!

  • Kish

    What a beautiful post. We have so much to be grateful for, and if you think you don’t, look harder. Have a wonderful day!

    • Isabella Muse

      you hit the nail on the head! “if you think you don’t, look harder”

  • kjh

    Thank you, from me, Patticake, and Jussi. On Thanksgiving morning, I divide the boiled turkey heart between the dogs and have a benediction and thanks session for them. The mice stole the gizzards out of the cooling pan, so I guess the fox will get a treat, too. Thanks for the wildlife that we have not managed to run out of existence. Don’t forget to watch the dog show after the parade. Just a reminder that an ITALIAN GREYHOUND would be the perfect companion for your ‘Hua Hua, esp when you go out of town. Dogs are so giving, and they never drink to the point of dredging up decades old grudges they nurse all year! I spied Cosrx as the next post, so, gotta go!

  • Elizabeth Goldstein

    Happy thanksgiving”โ€ you make the internet a happier prettier place

  • Mediterranean Maven

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Thank you for sharing your unique perspective on the world of makeup and skincare with us. I always look forward to your posts and tweets and they never fail to bring a smile to my face and new ideas to try out. Cheers to more!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thank you dear sorry belated reply but I hope yours was lovely! Thank you so much for reading daily ;-D and I am SO glad I can make you smile! That is priceless!

  • Dee

    Happy Thanksgiving, Muse! Have a wonderful holiday. Love what you wrote, and we do indeed have much to be thankful for.

    • Isabella Muse

      and you dee sorry for the delayed reply ๐Ÿ™‚ <3! We do indeed, we do indeed!

  • Linda M

    You’re such a joyful person. I look forward to your blog every day not only because you are honest about products, but that you are so positive and uplifting. You are the best! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Linda ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo! I hope you had a gorgeous thanksgiving!

  • Felicia

    That was such a nice thing to read this morning. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Isabella! Hope you’re having a lovely holiday. XOXO

    • Isabella Muse

      awww I’m glad ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry for the delayed reply dear and thank you! I hope you had a lovely one!

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you for reading it TJ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you had a lovely one thank you so much!

  • Tippy6

    Muse, your Thanksgiving message is so SPOT ON! and thank you for posting it. My dad always said that one’s life could do a 180 degree turn in a New York City split second on a razor’s edge and he was absolutely correct. It can. We all need to stop for a few moments and reflect and be thankful for where we are, what we have and for who we are. May the Fates smile on you, Muse, and on all those whom you love and hold dear. Happy Thanksgiving to YOU!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Tippy! Sorry for the delayed reply! Tippy, this is so sadly true. You could be utterly living a blissful life one second and the next that could all change! And that’s indeed why we need to stop, breath, be thankful that we are here ;D I hope they smile on you as well! And you are always blessed with good health and happiness! <3! Thank you! I hope you had a lovely one!

  • julie fielding

    Isabella, that was so eloquent it actually made me cry! I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be a part of your community and appreciate all of the time, effort, joy and love you put into everything you write. Thank you for such a beautiful way to start my holiday today.

    • Isabella Muse

      awww Julie! Hug ;-D I am so thankful you are part of it ;-D <3! I love you! <3!!!!!!!!! xoxox!

  • Maria Esposito

    Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. You are like a friend to me. I read your blog every day. Keep up the great work.

    • Isabella Muse

      as you are to me Maria thank you! I’m sorry for the belated reply! I hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving <3! thank you!