November 28, 2019

My Traditional Thanksgiving Message


When I sit down to type this every year I’m normally sitting in my upstairs office and looking out the window I can see the leaves falling from the trees and the thing that almost always crosses my mind is “How did I get here? “Where did the time go?” Another year is almost over and that’s a little surreal to me. Remember when you were a child and time crawled by? Christmas was two hundred years away and Winter break felt like three years off from school. Or when you really wanted to go to the movies during the weekend but it was Monday and you couldn’t go until Saturday and that would take about ten years to get to. Time crawled when I was 5, 10, 12, 16 years old. As I got older time got a hell of a lot faster and I’ve reached the point there are simply not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do. It doesn’t help I live in New York where everything is rushed. The mentality of a New York minute is a real thing! It translate as everything needs to be now, right this minute, absolutely no waiting, NOW, NOW, FAST, QUICK, HURRY! When I go to California I marvel at how endless the days seem but in New York, well, everything flies right by.

Thanksgiving is a weird holiday because I get pretty sentimental around this time of the year because I look around me and I realize how much I have to be thankful about.

I’m always grateful for everything I have. I’ve been blessed with great parents, an awesome older sister, and fantastic friends. I live every single day like it’s my best day even when stuff gets hard or I’m stressing. I truly believe we were meant to live our lives smiling and laughing. I also truly believe you can always find one thing to smile at even when stuff seems hard, stressful, or incredibly difficult there’s at least one thing you can grab onto and allow it to bring a smile to your face. Maybe it’s a favorite TV show, maybe it’s the package you’re expecting in the mail, or maybe it’s just getting home, kicking back, and having a peaceful dinner! Grab on to that one thing and smile at it today won’t you? And please live your life like that everyday! Remember the good, smile at the little things, and don’t let the negativity in this world eat you up. I promise there’s good out there, the Empire hasn’t won and the Rebel Force is strong!

And of course, I’m thankful for all of you! You’re like family to me and I really truly treasure the time you spend with me each day.

Remember to be thankful you’re alive and able to enjoy all the good things and even the bad ones too!

May your Thanksgiving be filled with lots of food, great friends, family, and most important your gift of life.

Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to be a good human today and all the days of your life!


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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  • Katie

    Beautiful and wise words to live by! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

  • Ann Marie

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! and thanks for recommending the Nest sample set. I bought it and love it!

    • Isabella Muse

      and to you ann πŸ™‚ thank you! I’m so glad to hear it! Enjoy!

  • Eileen

    Thank you for such a wonderful reminder about what Thanksgiving and the Holidays are really about. Being thankful and grateful is so important EVERY day and you expressed it beautifully because some days aren’t as easy as others. You would be a great friend. Thanks for being with us every day. You are a blessing.

  • Dee

    What a wonderful post! My younger sister is in the hospital and facing a difficult time ahead, and your comment about finding one thing to grab onto that will make you smile is very helpful right now.

    I can’t tell you how much I look forward to grabbing a cup of coffee in the morning and reading your blog! I think I say that every year but it’s true. You are always so positive and have such a good outlook, and that is inspiring to me.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  • Risa

    Happy Thanksgiving! Such a nice message for your readers. Now to go hit up Black Friday sales! Ha ha jk. I’m so broke, but it’s ok cause I have more than enough makeup and skincare. Ain’t that the truth. I am thankful!

  • Risa

    Happy Thanksgiving! Such a nice message for your readers. Now off to hit up the Black Friday sales! Ha ha jk. I’m so broke, but it’s ok I have more than enough makeup and skincare! I am thankful!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I hit them a little too hard ;-D girl, shop your own collection! It’s always a fun way to remind yourself what you already have ;D

  • MDW

    I am going back over your previous Pieces of Life category of postings. They are really cool! We have talked about all kinds of things on this weblog. Makeup anchors it all together but you made a forum of women (and men) all around the world connecting in the most fun way.

    • Isabella Muse

      ;-D I haven’t done one in such a long long time I love you’re going back to read them ;-D we really have covered a huge range of topics together ;-D I love the community we’ve created here!