Wednesday, June 23, 2010

THANKFUL for what!?!

(This picture says: "for what!?!" perfectly)

Every day, with everything we should be thankful!
NOT: you should be thankful FOR everything, but THANKFUL IN EVERYTHING!
We may not be thankful that our car broke down, that we are sick, that our heart is hurting...BUT we can be thankful that we have a car that can be fixed, or that we even HAD a car, thankful that we might be sick, but at least we are alive, breathing in oxygen today...and we can be thankful that even though our heart might be hurting...we have a heart that is beating that allows us to feel and live!

Things in my life have not always been filled with, "oh goody, this is happening now!" moments, but in all these things in my life, I WILL be thankful.

I remember the first movie set I ever worked on, and the actress that I had to do make-up on, made me cry with her mean remarks to me...I remember when it was time to leave, morning after morning, and meal after meal, listening to her talk....I remember telling her "thank you"...she didn't know it, but I was thanking her, for her showing me how NOT to treat people EVER, how not to be filled with hurt and spread it around to everyone you see...I was thankful that I didn't have to be around her anymore! ha ha ha! In all her mean-ness, and making me feel so hurt, I was thankful that, the hurt she made me feel, I would make sure I NEVER, EVER, EVER said or did anything like she did.

And I remember living in a run down old house, that smelled like mold and was tiny and dark, my life was very sad at that time, but I remember being thankful for food, thankful I was alive, thankful for my babies, thankful that I could see the sunshine and beautiful plants when I would go for a walk.

No matter what you are going through, or what has fallen apart, or is broken in your life, if your car is broken or your heart is broken...BE THANKFUL IN ALL THINGS! All broken things, eventualy get fixed, or they stay where they belong in the junkyard. That goes for cars and relationships...sometimes they both belong in junkyards! ha ha ha Remember there is a reason these things are happening....
My gramma always said:
Pain is inevitable, misery is optional!
Pick your heart and your happiness up off the floor, if that's where it fell....tie a ribbon of thankful around your heart, and watch how your day will change!

huge love, huge hugs, and know that I am thankful for you, yes you, with the eyes that are reading this right now, I'm thankful for your eyes...your heart....for letting me into your day....i love you and your eyes...thankfully, your kandee

55 comments:

sarah said...

I LOVE that.

"pain is inevitable, misery is optional"

I'm just thankful I even get a new day, period!

Lauren said...

I am thankful for you and your videos! <3

KicsiKriszta said...

i love your post u really ment to do this...cuz your words r helping me a lot, and just me...so many people.kisses, and if u want chek my blog out!: http://ideadone.blogspot.com/

Raquel Ramírez said...

Today I have learnt a different way to see the everyday situations of my life.

I am very thankful for your words!

SweetLady said...

beautiful words :) I am thankful that I have found your blog!

DanniiBeauty said...

I agree - I am thankful for everything the good and the bad!
I am glad I am alive and thankful for that!

http://danniibeauty.blogspot.com/

Noelle said...

You are so right, Kandee! I think it is time to make a new "thank-you" list ... it shouldn't be hard because there are so many things to be grateful for (especially here in the U.S. where we have so much more than other places). I will never understand how fame and excess make us so much LESS thankful. Thank you for the reminder, Kandee ... we are all thankful for YOU!
xoxo,
kandee fam lil sis

Katie said...

Thank You Kandee.

I was in a very bad car accident about 6 years ago when I first got my driver's license. I remember saying to myself as the car was rolling "OMG I am going to die". I was certain I was not going to make it through and survive. I DID!!
I thank God for keeping me safe during our toughest times. I am not overly religious, but that day I was touched by something I cannot explain in words. I had an out of body experience and I thanked God for keeping me alive.

and I remain thankful everyday!!

Just wanted to share this with you.
Take Care,

Jeanine Faith said...

I'm thankful for sitting here, saying "thank you" to you and enjoying God's work of a sunrise from my parent's window =).

Irina said...

oh, Kandee.. You are amazing!
Thank you sooooo much for your advices!!!

Christine said...

This is so beautiful <3
Im thankful for having people like you in my life <3
You are amazing Kandee, love you <3

PS: im so excited about your gift, really hope you like it.
Going to ship it soon :)

xoxo Christine

k. said...

thank you kandee... i was feeling down in the dumps this morning and your post is exactly what i needed to read to pick me up :) keep up the wonderful work!!

Mongo said...

Aaw, thank YOU, for being such a sweet person, thank YOU for letting us read what you feel, thank YOU for giving me a better day and thank YOU for giving me some hope.

I am so down in my misery and unhappiness, being self-destructive, that reading YOUR post gives at least me som hope and positive thought.

I am so sorry, that this world is filled with people who are unhappy and just run for the material things. Y_e_s it is important to have this and that, but more important is it to look after your self and others, and SMILE.
I remember being a little girl, i lived in a apartment on the 4. floor, i would hang out of my window and say "hi" and smile to everyone going by, and when they saw me smiling, they would smile back. AND THAT, made me feel good.

Kamani said...

Awesome post! Every morning when I wake I tell myself all the things that I am grateful and thankful for...even if it's not perfect. I think it's really helped me be happier and see life with a more joyous perspective.

cocoa17 said...

aw stay awesome kandee and i will try the same :)

Ivi * said...

I am thankful for you and your warm words Kandee! I am thankfut there is someone like you in this world!!!!

Mels said...

You are too sweet, I don't know how anyone can be mean to you!

I agree with Lauren - I'm thankful I found you!! =D You make me feel better about so many things, and every time I'm sad...thank you!

Brit said...

I'm very thankful that I found your videos and blog about 6 months ago. You help get me and thousands of other people through each and every day!
Because of your inspiring words, I've decided to get back into a passion of mine that I've steered away from for five years. I'm going to educate myself and inspire myself to be a hairstylist again. Hopefully the second try will be a more positive experience!
Kandee, I know you are VERY busy, but if you have five minutes sometime, check out my blog iwannabeplatinum.blogspot.com. Hopefully it brings some sunchine into your day, as well as others. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! P.S. Have a blast at the Glaminars. I wish I could go. Maybe next year!:)

libby said...

im thankful that there are still people who tell the truth,that gives me hope to carry on

Live/Love/Life said...

Kandee,
Scary how sometimes you hit so close to home~
Today is the 8th year anniversary of my brothers murder. Ever since that day I had to turn a lot of negativity into positive because I couldn't let the pain swallow me whole. I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. (Even if we don't know what that reason is til years later) I have always been Thankful and was raised to count our blessings and to be Thankful for what you have. Life is to short to dwell on negativity. Yes we all have pain its how you deal with it. It pains me every day that my brother is gone, however I am Thankful that since that day I have learned to not sweat the small stuff and tell those that I love them and exactly how much they mean to me and also to say sorry if needed because at any given moment you don't know when it is yours or their last.....
xoxo
C~

Wendy Peralta said...

Great words Kandee.

http://live-love-makeup.blogspot.com/

jackiegrigg said...

Kandee, I am inspired so much by you. Thank you for making the world a better place, one post at a time. It's great to know that there are real people out there, doing all we can, to make our lives and the lives of those around us better. You are amazing! <3 Jackie

littlebabyfeet said...

You are sunshine on a cloudy day!

Kristy said...

I am thankful tht i can read your blog., I am very thankful for my six children that are the biggest blessing in my life. I am very tankful my daughters dental surgery toda all went well. Its been a tought two yrs..My place of employment went out of business andi cant find wrk that fits around my kids. Mooney is tight and stress is hight, but thankyou for making me think of all the things i am thankyou for and the smile you bring to me every blog and makeup video! Thank you for sharing with us your heart!

coco said...

You're amazing

TeE said...

Im thankful for this blog too! Every morning i try and think of things im grateful for and reading this this morning is nice. Later Kandee :)

chickadee1066 said...

Nice post, Kandee. I'm thankful to have found your blog. I believe that the crappy things that happen to us are tests where we can learn something, and if we endure the bad times, we learn to enjoy the simple things and the good times even more.

Bless you and your family. <3

jazgrl said...

Thank you Kandee - these inspiring words couldn't have come at a better time. I just found out that two more family members have been afflicted by cancer (making 4 within the past 3 years), one of which has not been given a good prognosis. I love them both very much and I am upset that I may lose them much too early. I am thankful that they are my family and that I have been able to have a loving relationship with them. I am praying that they will be healed, but if He choses not to do so, I am thankful that I have had them in my life. Thanks for listening

Shutterchic said...

I am thankful that I found you on YouTube. I was looking for tips on how to dye my hair better and I found your "How to Color (dye) Your Hair like in a Salon, at Home!". That did it for me, I LOVED you and wanted your hair haha. Then I went back to it a few days later and scanned through your other videos. I was HOOKED! I love reading your blogs. I'm thankful that I found you because you are such a great and positive person. I wanted to adopt your personality. Because of the type of life I've had since I was little, I haven't been the most positive person. I am shy and reserved and completely self conscious. You have helped me become a more positive person. I hope in time I get some confidence and be carefree like you. I am thankful for your blogs and your vids. I am thankful for so many things in life, and it's true, things do happen for a reason and something positive always comes out of it in the end. I am very very thankful that I got to meet you, I think everyone needs a Kandee hug :)

Sophie Loaphie said...

Kandee, you are so so amazing! I would like to share this book with you... its called "be nice or else" it is written by winn claybaugh who founded paul mitchell the school. I feel like literally you blog about things straight from there! You are so inspiring. I enjoy following you on FB, blogs and youtube. I am thankful for you!

LIsa said...

i'm so glad i took the time to read this

PoochesForPeace said...

we love u too kandee j!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that you give me strength to keep on going and smile despite the bad things and I am thankful that you help me realise that my happiness depends on me and I am more loved than I can imagine ;)

Crimson Malice said...

Your the Bestest!!!!!

veronikabliss said...

Ugh, you are amazing, Kandee. AMAZING! thank you for being such an inspiring and beautiful woman. Rock on with yo' bad self, girlfriend!! Damn! ;) XO

Thank you.

CYCO said...

im your number 1 fan

**"Liza"** said...

Sometimes people forget to be thankful for what they have. I am guilty as I speak. Some they take everything for granted. Thank Kandee for reminding me today to be thankful for everything that I have right now.

Shelby Renae said...

Your positive energy is so inspiring! I check your blog about 5x everyday to see if you have something new. :p I couldn't agree with you more about being thankful, even in sad times. Something recent I can be thankful for is the two hour long interview I just got out of. Even though it was nerve-racking and I'm only one of a dozen people applying for that job, I'm thankful I got the opportunity to come in and answer their questions to the best of my ability. I'm to the point where I can't even afford to drive down the street because I have no money for gas, but I'm trying to stay positive. Your words remind me to stay thankful and hopeful, even when all I want to do is mope around the house and be discouraged. Thanks so much sweet Kandee! Big, big hugs to you! xoxo

Blonde Mafia said...

Im thankful for you encouraging words and for you being a great friend! Really I dont know what Id do without you some days. Some days your words are the only thing that keep me going and saying I CAN.

Casey

Destiny said...

kandee..

I just wanted to tell you how much I needed to hear this today. Four year ago, my 19 year old brother was murdered by a sex offender. I wont get into all the ugly details, but its been a truely horible and trying time for my family. After 4 long years, his murderer was found guilty and TODAY he was sentenced to 2 life sentences +30 more years consecutively. I have only been home from the court room for abt 10 minutes and I found myself going stright to your blog. I find it hard to be thankful for things since he died. i feel like my joy as been ripped from me and Ill never get it back. But I wanted to say thank YOU for posting this today. I felt like you were writing to me. I am thankful that this awful man will never be able to hurt another person! I am thankful for the precious 19 years I had with my brother. You have no idea how much you have lifted my spirits with your blog and videos. Thank you for all that you do...
--destiny

Christian said...

I agree! What a refreshing post! I love your positive and wise attitude...makes us not dwell on self-pity and look instead for the hope and good things in life :). Thank you for being an inspiration, you are beautiful from inside AND out!

http://ckitamura.blogspot.com

Heidi Sutherlin said...

Can I just say that you are adorable and so refreshingly positive. I stumbled onto one of your video tutorials, then wandered over to your blog and now I look forward to the daily bit of sunshine which are your posts. Thanks. It's nice to see someone who isn't afraid to be nice.

Rachel said...

So broken hearted right now, and so trying to stay positive. I'm making some quotes from this, and taping them to my mirror. I want to believe that I'm beautiful, kind, and worth being loved. I love that you seem to be full of so much joy and magic - you make me want to believe in happy endings, in princesses and princes, and in being strong enough to make your dreams come true. Keep going, you're going to change the world!

Kaye said...

I am thankful for that message. Thanks so much.

Kaye said...

I'm thankful for that message. Thanks so much.i needed that.

~*geena*~ said...

I love love love reading everything you have to say!! Everything is so uplifting and motivational! I love it and I love you Kandee!! thank you so much for all of your blogs and videos!!! They are all soooo amazing!!!!

~*geena*~ said...

I love love love reading everything you have to say!! Everything is so uplifting and motivational! I love it and I love you Kandee!! thank you so much for all of your blogs and videos!!! They are all soooo amazing!!!!

fanshit said...

Hey there ! :-)
I got a question about your previous blog - Adventures in Kandeeland, is it still available ? The site keeps on saying I need some kind of invitation to read posts, how can I get it that way ?

Anybody knows ? Thanx !

冠慧 said...

路過看到好的blog,不推對不起自己.................................................................

m.fay said...

Love, love, LOVE. Great post!
m.fay
http://www.amateurcouture.com

happy to find you on bloglovin, stop by and say hello. xo

Sookie said...

Oh Kandee how I love you, I dont know what I'd do without you being here telling me all these beautiful words..All my day is filled with hate and negativeness and I feel like smashing a window, until I read your blog my heart goes soft and I feel like I can breath again. If only the world had more people like you, I know I am looking up to you and my goal is that someday I might be sweet as an angel like you are<3 you're so positive and it's like you know how to live this life better than anyone else, Im always lost and whenever its too much I always look in to you..I wish you the best of luck in life, I will pray for you, for your career and your children for your happiness overall. I actually do it for everyone every night, clearly it's not working though hahahha..I am very lonely, all I have is like 2 real friends, unfortunately my family isn't the most loving family, anyways your the third person for me and I just wanted to tell you that. How much someone I havnt met can mean to me and it just seemed wrong for me, not to tell you that after all you've done for me. You have a HUGE impact on my life and I want you to keep doing what you do cause the world loves you :) Hugz from cold sweden

MsEclectic said...

Kandee..you are truly remarkable, genuine and one in a million. Your words are so uplifting and empowering and i dont think you really know how special you are. It is a very extraordinary characteristic to be able to look on the positive side of EVERYTHING. Your mentality is sincerely inspirational. (and i thought i was an optimist..you have overtaken me by leaps and bounds) Big big hugs and kisses to you xxxx

iamamakeupgeek said...

listen to these words..YOU are a wonderful teacher of love...and so much more. the lord has given you a heart made of gold. i can see that god speeks through you kandee..i can feel it..everytime i read something of yours i feel like my heart just dances and i can take a deep breath and look a up at and just know that anything is possible through god..and i know that evertime i have doubts with myself in the makeup business,or even other things he sends me your way, because he knows how much i look up to you and how much id JUST LOVE to be just like you one day. to be succsessful in makeup and have the spirit and heart as you do! may god bring you and everyone around you many blessings! i hope one day we can meet..and i can be someone who you remember that touched your heart!
with lots of love
-chiara

candy said...

Thank you for typing all that! I have to admit to shedding some tears...

Rachel said...

Kandee-
I have been watching your youtube videos and reading your blogs, and I just wanted you to know that you are so special. You have truly helped me in some of my hardest times, and I can't thank you enough for that. When my heart is hurting, I just look to one of your blogs or videos and you instantly put a smile on my face. You are a blessing and an angel, and I hope you know how amazing you are. God bless and lots of love,

Rachel

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