Faith Hill’s Lessons for a Beautiful Life

faith-hill-tim-mcgrawIt’s easy to keep the Faith with you.

Why? Faith Hill is one of those stars whose words linger.

She’s not just a country superstar with over 30 million CDs sold, but also a self-proclaimed Mississippi girl, wife of crooner Tim McGraw, mother, and expert juggler.

She’s also someone who isn’t lamenting another candle on her birthday cake.

Here are some life and style lesson’s I learned from having a little face time with Faith.

*When it comes to style, LESS is often (or most of the time) BEST. Faith told me a great story of what happened after she was dressed and made up to the hilt for an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” “I flew back home to Nashville right after the show in time to pick up my kids at school. Normally, my everyday style is no makeup and my hair in a ponytail,” she divulges. “Believe me when I tell you I don’t look great all the time.”

But coming home from Oprah, she planned on “wow-ing” her kids with the great hair, false eyelashes and to-die-for professionally done makeup. “I came right from the airport, got out of the car to give them a hug at school and they were like, ‘Mom, get back in the car!’ They didn’t want anyone to see me dressed like that because they were embarrassed. I actually had makeup on. They were like, ‘Don’t parade around. Get back in the car! Immediately! Why are you wearing all that gunk? Why is your hair down, Mom?’ It was hilarious.”

*A good mood is her best beauty secret. Faith says, “I do love people. That’s not a secret. That’s why most of the time I’m in a pretty good mood,” she says. “We all live rushed lives, but you can choose to be patient instead of walking around stressed out all the time.” Where does she get this trait? “It was instilled in me from my mom and Dad. They’re very gracious, patient, helpful people.”

*But it’s okay to be in a funk. “I have my bad days, too,” she says. “The other day, I was in a pretty bad mood and I can’t even tell you why. Nothing was right. I couldn’t figure out what to wear. I had a lot to do around the house and I didn’t know where to start.” What did she do? “I just took a deep breath and paused for a moment. Sometimes that can work wonders.”

*Pamper yourself at the end of a long day. It’s mandatory. Maybe you’re been dealing with workmen who have ripped apart your kitchen or business concerns. Make sure to end the day with a little bit of you time. “All of us figure out some way to make it work and even the toughest day will come to an end,” she says. “At night, I will throw my feet up on the couch and rest for a moment. I’ll even acknowledge, ‘God, that was a long day. But I’m not unique. Everyone has trials and tribulations. Everyone could write a book.’”

*Turn tough moments into gold. Faith has a great mental way to deal with fussy grandchildren or children. “There will be times when it’s not perfect,” she says. “Everyone will be fussy or fighting. There will be little quarrels. My kids have long hair and it was such a fight to brush it every morning. Someone would scream, ‘Don’t brush my hair!’ I was so frustrated. But what got me over those moments was remembering that one day they would be too big for me to brush their hair anymore — or they wouldn’t let me.” She says, “Suddenly, those little fights seem meaningless.”

*Find something you love — and do it! Today! The happy look on your face is worth 1000 lifts. Have you always wanted to draw? Sing? Ride horses? Get on it now. “I love music and it drives me,” she says. “It’s what drives me to get up in the morning other than my husband and children.” Faith began singing at age three in church. “I always sang — any time, all the time,” she says. “I encourage anyone who has that passion to do whatever you can to feed it. Find a fair, a local talent show or a class, but do something.”

*Laugh. “People always ask what makes Tim and I such a great couple,” she says. “We love to make each other laugh and we have fun. We also love each other very much.” She adds, “We also strive for balance in our lives. “I will watch football with him on a Monday and he will go shopping with me.”

*Be thankful. It will show on your face. “It’s hard to ask for more than a healthy family,” she says.

*Stop to remember what inspires you — and it shouldn’t be a Chanel bag. Who inspire her the most? “I’d have to say my husband. Other than that, God,” she says. “I also feel my life began when I had children. It gave me life purpose, great meaning and great responsibility. It’s more than all right that I get to experience all of life with a really great guy. If you have a great guy in your life give him an extra hug today and say thanks even if like Tim he makes a mess in the kitchen. You’re still very lucky.”

Courtesy of Style Goes Strong.

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