It’s All Because of You

by Heather on May 25, 2011

About 2 weeks ago beautiful Faces of Beauty reader Melissa left a comment saying she was glad to find out about the blog from All You Magazine.  Immediately I was intrigued and found out that Faces of Beauty is part of a feature about women who have learned to love themselves just as they are!

I have to say, the second I found the magazine on the shelves at WalMart I had tears in my eyes and was completely shaking.  Not the cool kind of shaky where maybe there’s a slight hint of quiver and a glistening tear rolling down a blushed cheek.  No, the kind of shaky where people try to tackle you because they’re afraid you’ll fall over and hurt yourself.

 

I immediately bought a handful of the magazines and have been sending them out to family and friends because I am so proud.  But you know what?  I’m not proud of me at all for this; Faces of Beauty has never been about me.

 

It’s about YOU.  And the reason it’s being thrust more into the open and public eye is because of YOU.

I’d just like to say a big THANK YOU to all of the women who have willingly put themselves out there on the blog.  I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all of the women who haven’t submitted anything but took the time to love themselves, just as they are.  I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has retweeted, emailed, facebooked, and otherwise spread the word about Faces of Beauty.

 

Thank you all for being the incredible women and men that you are, using your heart and your true beauty to encourage others daily.  I love you all!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 25, 2011

Congratulations, that is so exciting!!!

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2 Kristina @ spabettie May 25, 2011

congratulations, Heather!! that is very cool and well deserved! I’m reading this as I watch Oprah’s final show in the background – as she’s talking about people’s passions and using them to change the world… and it resonates here. Thank you again for doing this – it is truly awesome.

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3 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty May 25, 2011

Wooo hooo Heather, that’s amazing and deserves to be recognized!! :) Congrats!

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4 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food May 25, 2011

Heather! This is so great! Congratulations! :-)

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5 Urban Wife May 25, 2011

Way to go, Heather! Faces of Beauty is such a great project and to see it come to fruition and touch so many lives is just beyond awesome. There are millions of other adjectives I could use but wow…congrats!! :)

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6 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 25, 2011

Congratulations scissor! You totally deserve it! You deserve more, but this is just a starting point for you! Love you so much and couldn’t be more proud to have such an amazing older sister!

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7 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 26, 2011

Congrats, you deserve the recognition for your great site!

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8 Katy Widrick May 26, 2011

That is so exciting — and so deserved! Congratulations…

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9 Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks May 26, 2011

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! It must have been a wonderful surprise to find your other bog in a national magazine! I just checked out Faces of Beauty: what an admirable effort! I absolutely love the concept. I hope word spreads even more because everyone should see it! the stories and pictures are touching. way to go heather for all that you do!

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10 janetha @ meals & moves May 26, 2011

Oh my gosh! What an awesome thing! Congrats and I am SO GLAD you started that site!!!

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11 stacy May 26, 2011

A. MA. ZING. Such a great site. I’ll be sending in a picture soon!

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