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Christmas Quote-Joel Osteen

Christmas Quote-Joel Osteen

Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year. -Joel Osteen, Spiritual Leader

 

 

Discover the True Joy at Christmas Post by Joel Osteen on December 12, 2014 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services 28 One of my favorite memories about Christmas growing up was watching my father’s generosity everywhere he went. As a boy, my father didn’t have much. He grew up during the Great Depression. His childhood wasn’t very joyful, but he was determined to share as much as he could later in life. My father had empathy for the needy and a drive to help others. People seemed to sense it, too. I can’t tell you how many times a stranger came out of nowhere and walked right up to my Dad as if guided to him by a heavenly hand. I was about 15 years old traveling with my father overseas during Christmas break when I witnessed one of those encounters. We were in a small airport terminal with a thatched roof on an island in the Philippines. I was walking back from getting a drink and a snack when I found my father talking to a young man with long hair and a backpack. They were deep in conversation, which wasn’t unusual because Dad liked hearing people’s stories. The next thing I knew, my father was reaching for his wallet and handed the young man a wad of cash—a couple of hundred dollars. When I asked him about it later, he said, “Well, we got to talking, and he told me he was trying to get back to the states but had miscalculated how much money he needed and was stuck in the airport. So I gave him enough to get him home to his parents for the holidays. I just kept thinking, what if that were my son or daughter, wouldn’t I want someone to help them?” That’s the way my father lived. He was a generous man with a giving heart. He believed the best in people and gave them the benefit of the doubt. He shared whatever he had everywhere he went and discovered the true joy of Christmas. This year, I encourage you to discover the true joy of Christmas by sharing what you have with others. Maybe you aren’t in a position to buy someone a plane ticket, but you have something you can give. Even a word of encouragement can mean the world to someone who needs to hear it. Just keep your heart open and look for ways to be a blessing. Let God use you in a special way this Christmas and every day of the year! “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.” (Proverbs 11:24, NIV)

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Dress for Comfort at Christmas

Dress for Comfort at Christmas

Christmas PackageA very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

I hope that Santa brings you exactly what you’ve asked for (you HAVE sent your letter to him, I hope?) and that next year turns out to be even better!

In anticipation of eating gargantuan amounts of turkey, Christmas pudding, chocolates and roast potatoes (but not necessarily in that order!) on Christmas Day, can I strongly suggest that you ditch the figure-hugging party frock you thought you might wear to the family ‘do’ and don
something with an elasticated waist instead?

Compliment your 4 foundations for the look of success?

1. The right color for your skin tone

WARM:  Springchristmas 4
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  • Color selections: Avoid really dark colours next to the face like black or charcoal as they can make these types look pale. Try the ‘Armani’ style neutrals of stone, taupe and pewter. Navy and lighter greys will also be good. Ivory is a better alternative to white.
  • Lighter and brighter colours will look fine. However neon or electric colours will be overpowering. Most blues will look great on people with fair colouring from lavender through to medium and cornflower, plus blue-greens, aqua, turquoise and lighter reds avoiding those dark maroon reds. Pinks too can look great from rose pink through to pastel pink.
  • Best colors for glasses: Cream, Taupe, Pale Pink, Blue-Grey, Light metals
  • Best colors for jewellery: Light metals, (gold or silver) creamy pearls, light stones and enamels, pale wooden pieces.
  • Hard to wear colours: Deep, strong, intense colours (e.g. black, burgundy, deep purple, bottle green. Avoid these colours next to the face. If liked, keep away from the face and team them with lighter colours next to the face. An alternative is to use those colours in articles of clothing which have a low neckline. Avoid really high contrast like black and white.
  • Make-up suggestions:  Eye shadow: Sage, Smoke, Cocoa, Dusk, Olive/Eye highlighter: Pearl, Sand/Mascara: Brown/Blusher: Linen or English Rose/Lipstick: Garnet Red, Burgundy, Pink Jasmine, Dusty Rose, Sweet Pea, Soft Cinnamon
  • Famous Light types: Halle Berry, Diana Princess of Wales, Anthea Turner, Goldie Hawn, Ulrika Johnson, Gaby Roslin, Charlize Theron, and Zoe Ball
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    Charlize Theron

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WARM:  Autumn
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  • Color selections: These types benefit from the wonderful warm tones of caramel, rust, terra-cotta, camel, brown, lime green, moss green coral and salmon. Use teal or periwinkle blue as opposed to bright green and royal blue
  • Best colors for glasses: Brown, tortoiseshell, beige, green, golden metals.
  • Best colors for jewelry: Gold, creamy pearls, warm stones and enamels, silver with warm stones, all wooden pieces.
  • Hard to wear colours: Cool, ice blue, pale pink, fuchsia are best worn away from the face and teamed with either warmer colours or a suitable neutral. Avoid black and pure white. Rescue black with cream or a warm colour. Avoid obvious `cool’ colours.
  • Make-up suggestions:  Eye shadow: Olive, Sage, Toffee, Forest, Cocoa, Ochre/Eye highlighter: Sand, Pearl/Mascara: Brown/Blusher: Almond, Peach, Warm Blush or Fudge/Lipstick: Copper, Warm Spice, Soft Cinnamon, Warm Pink, Coral, Apricot, Fiesta, Bronze
  • Famous Warm types: Emma Thompson, Duchess of York, Shirley McLaine, Jennifer Saunders, Julianne Moore, Jonathan Ross, Chris Evans, Julia Roberts, Lulu, Vanessa Redgrave, Debbie Reynolds, Nicole Kidman. Alfre Woodard
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COOL:  Summer christmas
  • Color selections: Use light and dark colours mixed together, or one bold colour on its own. Black, charcoal, royal blue and red will be basics that can be mixed with many other shades to look great. Soft monochromatic blends will look rather dull.  The striking coloring can overwhelm other people particularly if limited to strong neutrals such as black and navy. Lighten the’ impact by using more color near the face. A bright yellow scarf or jacket will take the `hard’ edge off a black dress. Hot pink or mango will make navy more feminine but still business-like. In the summer, stick to bright colors or wear lighter colors like stone with darkneutrals like black or navy underneath.
  • Best colors for glasses: Shiny metals, black, navy, dark brown (or bright frames when in fashion).
  • Best colors for jewellery: White pearls, shiny metals (gold or silver) bright stones and enamels, polished wooden nieces.
  • Make-up suggestions:  Eye shadow: Grape, Sky, Cornflower, Lilac, Forest/Eye highlighter: Jasmine, Silver/Mascara: Black or Brown/Blusher: Wild Rose, Warm Blush or Cyclamen/Lipstick: Poppy, Fiesta, Flame, Cherry, Cranberry, Pink Sorbet, Fuchsia, Raspberry
  • Hard to wear colours: Soft, dusky, muted colours (e.g. beige, sage green, dusky pink, mustard) are not the best shades and will not be flattering next to the face. If your client likes these shades or if they are fashionable, team them with a brighter colour next to the face or use low necklines.
  • Famous Bright types: Princess Caroline, Elle McPherson, Pauline Collins, Oprah Winfrey, Dawn French, Lorraine Kelly, Joan Collins, Arabella Weir, Jonathan Ross, Eamon Holmes, Elizabeth Taylor (with dark hair), Andie McDowell, Roger Moore, Hugh Grant
princess caroline

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Oprah

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COOL:  Winter
  • Color selections: These types will not look good in brown, cream, beige and kchristmas-2haki. Steer towards the neutrals of grey, black and navy. Use any cool colour from rose pink, raspberry, magenta, maroon, blue/red and lavender through to blues, pinks, jade green and purple.
  • Patterns: select patterns containing cool colours and mix these with plain cool shades for best effect (see above).
  • Best colors for glasses: Pink, blue, grey, navy, silver, gunmetal.
  • Best colors for jewellery: Silver, platinum, black and white pearls, cool stones and
  • enamels, gold with cool stones or pearls.
  • Hard to wear colors: Warm, golden or yellowy colours (e.g. orange, lime green, tan, camel, mustard) are not the best shades and will not be flattering next to the face. If you like these shades or if they are fashionable, simply team them with a cooler color next to the face or select a low neckline. Avoid the use of any `warm’ colours like orange, salmon and moss green.
  • Make-up suggestions:  Eye shadow: Grape, Cornflower, Smoke, Sage, Forest, Olive/Eye highlighter: Pearl, Silver/Mascara: Black or Brown/Blusher: Wild Rose, Cool Spice, Fudge or Warm Blush/Lipstick: Ruby Red, Cherry, Burgundy, Amethyst, Bronze or Mulberry
  • Famous Cool types: The Queen, Elizabeth Taylor (with silver- white hair), Anne Diamond, Bill Clinton, Robert Kilroy-Silk, Chris Tarrant, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Gere, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evans, Jenny Bond
Merryl Streep

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Katie Perry

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2. The correct style for your body shape, scale and personality

3. The most appropriate outfit for the occasion? and number 4 is the one I’d like you to concentrate on here:

4. The most comfortable thing you can find? but that also meets the other three points above!

 

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You can always cover up the lumpy waist with a pretty top and/or a cardigan.

Remember that the most important part of your look is happening around your shoulders, neck and face. That’s where people will be looking at you so make sure that your hair will pass muster, that you have on the finest make-up look for your skin tone, and that your lipstick is the best in your collection.
Why not glam up the whole look with some dangerous earrings and perhaps a necklace:

Dramatics could go for the works here and choose large diamante pieces

If you’re feeling really outrageous (and what better time of year to go over the top?) Creatives could choose some Santa Claus
Some oversized wooden or shell jewelry will suit Naturals Classics and Eurochics will both look fabulous in elegant pearls

Romantics will feel totally feminine with pretty earrings, necklace and bracelet in delicately-colored gemstone.

Comfort is the key on Christmas Day. I do hope that you manage to look gorgeous and still cope with the after effects of too many sprouts!


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Terri L. Williams is an executive presence expert specializing in communications, gravitas, and appearance. She is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years experience in human resource management and corporate protocol. Terri is also a veteran of the United States Army, with service in domestic and international assignments. As the President and Founder of Panache Career Strategies, LLC, Terri L. Williams leads Executive Presence training programs and seminars that can help you to improve your skills. A leader in facilitating the “gold standard” in a wide range of services focused on solutions for individual, group, customized programs, seminars and keynote speeches. Working with leaders and executives Panache Career Strategies, LLC will support their executive presence goals in communications and gravitas.

 

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