Your Most Valuable Accessory

Smile, it increases your face value.

When I was a young teen my dad would always tell me that I looked so much prettier when I smiled. Of course what I heard was that I looked ugly and harsh and I needed to be more pleasant. I admit that when I’m far less defensive now, in my forties, but still I often catch myself in the mirror with that horrible look of seriousness. I may even wear the pondering look more now than I did back then, after all what was there to be so serious about back then?

Laughter doeth good like a medicine.

 Scientists will tell you that humor actually heals the body- so does God’s Word. It’s a truth that’s not hard to believe if you’ve ever tried laughing when you are feeling sick or depressed. It may be hard to get started, but while laughing, it is hard to feel pain. 

Today I encourage you to laugh a little, smile when you feel down and out, keep going because

The joy of the Lord is your strength and He gives you all you need for life and for godliness, and He makes everything beautiful in His time.

About Catrina

Catrina Welch has been helping others with their image for more than 30 years. As a licensed cosmologist, certified image consultant and Biblical life-coach, she is well aware that image issues are far more difficult for some styles than they are for others. After her first husband left her while pregnant, she learned first hand that the greatest antidote to Confidence Conflicts is to know who you are, including your personal image identity. She developed a systematic way of doing image assessments for large groups, which she calls a “Supreme MakeOver.” Catrina is the author of five books, including “Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul.” She is the mother of four children. Catrina and Ron, her husband of twenty-five years, live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For more information about Supreme MakeOvers or having Catrina speak at your next event, email her at

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