Powerful Beauty with Shannon of A Girl’s Gotta Spa

by Bionic Beauty on 03.Jul.2009 · 3 comments

Achieve Powerful Beauty with Bionic Beauty™

This Friday, Shannon from A Girl’s Gotta Spa joins Bionic Beauty to share her thoughts on Achieving Powerful Beauty.

First here’s a little background on Shannon and her blog…

In 2005, Shannon launched her beauty blog, A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (making her one of the original beauty bloggers!) as a forum to merge her love of beauty products and writing and give consumers product reviews they could relate to.

Shannon lives in Northeast PA with her four young sons, who are of course, the most beautiful children in the world (but who’s bias?).

So how does Shannon Achieve Powerful Beauty?

Shannon from A Girl's Gotta Spa blog contributes to Bionic Beauty's Powerful Beauty series

Shannon from A Girl's Gotta Spa

I achieve powerful beauty by helping others. Goodness, kindness and sincere concern for others is really the most beautiful thing to see in a person…and when they do good for others, it shows in their demeanor, relationships and personality. Plus isn’t it the most wonderful feeling knowing that you helped someone else? And this makes the saying “beautiful inside and out” a very true statement.

Doing good for others doesn’t have to cost money nor does it even have to be for someone you know. Last year I heard about a 7 year old girl in my son’s school who needed money for a medical procedure that her insurance denied to pay for. Just networking with my beauty blog friends and auctioning off the unused beauty samples I had in my office, we were able to raise $2000 for her. Two years prior I collaborated with my local American Cancer Society to hold a “Shop for a Cure” in which we raised $1230.  I don’t tell you this to brag, but more to inspire you. It can be done, even if you are only one person. Think of it this way–Mother Teresa was one person. Martin Luther King Jr. was one person. Mahatma Gandi was one person.

I can assure you that one act of kindness always leads to another. You are creating an opportunity for your one act to grow into hundreds more when the person you helped helps someone else in return. So what can you do to bring beauty into someone else’s life?

Catch up on the rest of the Powerful Beauty features. And remember to check back each Friday for another dose of how to Achieve Powerful Beauty!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tashi July 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Funny you should talk about acts of kindness and bringing beauty to others’ lives. Just the other day, on my favorite local FM radio station, they were talking about acts of kindness. Someone called in to tell how they took a roll of quarters to a grocery store, then filled all of the gumball/toy machines, just to give to the kids who’d pass through. What a great idea! While it’s not raising money for cancer, it’s sweet. I know that, as a kid, *I* used to loooove the gumball machines at the grocery store, and wherever. Imagine the excitement when a kid would turn the knobs, only to discover someone had already inserted coins! Magic!? LOL Shannon’s story was very nice! It’s very inspirational. We all need to think like that more often, and try to make a difference, as best we can. Thanks, Jami and Shannon! 😀

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2 Kirsten P. July 4, 2009 at 3:23 am

I think kindness is one of the best attributes a person can have, if not the best! Just doing small things, like helping a neighbor move, or helping them with their garden, is very rewarding! The world would be a better place if their were more acts of kindness, because being kind is contagious.

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3 Bionic Beauty July 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Kirsten and Tashi, Thanks so much for your comments! I totally agree about the acts of kindness.

Here’s one recently- my friend lost her iphone in the shopping center parking lot. She thought it was gone forever. A few hours later, a woman called and had her phone. She couldve sold it for several hundred dollars and yet was nice enough to return it. So incredible. It makes me happy to know there is still that goodness in people.

Jami

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