Oh Dog! DeDe here with another beauty tip to make you look and feel your best!
Todays tip: What you truly value determines your enjoyment of life.
We live in a world with millions of humans, many of whom are slaves to their desires.
There are people in rich countries that are slaves to fashion, buying cheap clothes they may only wear once, and never considering the impact their desires have on the people in poorer countries that make them.
There are people who are obsessed with youth and beauty, and buy every product promising a youthful look, without once thinking of the plight of the animals used to test those products.
There are people who are slaves to their desire for safety and security, and so they stockpile weapons and food and other belongings, and they shut themselves off from the rest of the world, which in turn feeds their biases toward others.
And of course there are plenty of humans who worship the god of money, and go through life stealing from Mother Earth and Her creations so they can hoard more of the stuff than they will ever need.
To be sure, there are many in this world who would convince us that a life well lived includes beauty, wealth, and possessions. But do those things ever make you happy? And if they do, then why do people race around their entire lives looking for More! More! More! To me they’re no different than a drug addict looking for his next fix.
Here’s a secret that every dog knows: If you’re not happy with what you have now, you will never be happy.
That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with wanting a newer car, a faster computer, or a better-paying job. But if you are a slave to your desires, you are not happy. And people who are not happy, no matter how physically appealing they may be, are not beautiful. They are like a hollow Easter egg- the outside is appetizing, but there’s nothing there to provide nourishment.
If you want true beauty, start from the inside and work your way out.
And never leave home with that most essential beauty product- a smile!