Good morning! Happy Freezing cold Monday from Tulsa!!! Welcome to my very first podcast. If you don’t know me my name is Kristy Eller DeBoer and I have a blog called Just Happy Mommy. I have written over 100 posts on my website justhappymommy.com and I recently decided to step out of my comfort zone and do something different. Things that I have wanted to do but have been too chicken shit to push myself to do. So I am putting a voice to my posts and I hope you like it. I write some of my best posts in the middle of the night and this one is no exception. My little guy woke up twice and after I got him back down i was wide awake. So

Here is my new post it’s been since Halloween so please let me know if you like this. If you want more. If I need to stop etc. 

“The cover is not the book.”

Human: Fall Flat is a new game my oldest got for his Nintendo switch. “Human: Fall Flat is a quirky open-ended physics- based puzzle platformer set in floating dreamscapes. Your goal is to find the exit of these surreal levels.” 

If you’re not familiar with elementary school boys the Nintendo switch is the hottest toy. I like to tell myself it’s a new way for kids to create worlds and dream lands and share them with friends. Let me have my fantasy ok?!

If we were not multidimensional we would all fall flat. We all have gifts. We mean different things to different people. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, blogger, God follower and I enjoy many hobbies. 

We are multifaceted like diamonds. I even go as far as to compare us to the the 4 c’s of diamonds. 

Cut, color, clarity and weight. 

If we really look at ourselves how to we measure up? We are all “cut” from different cloths. We have different skin “color.” We see things differently and often seek “clarity.” Finally we all weigh different amounts and many of us fight our “weight.” 

But these do not define us! 

I love correlation, music and movies! 

We recently saw “Mary Poppins Returns,” it is fantastic! We can’t wait for it to come out for purchase on Amazon! All the songs have such a great message, just like the first movie back in 1964. 

The song, 

“The cover is not the book,” really speaks to me and prolly a lot of you. 

Mary says, 

“The cover is not the book,

So open it up and take a look,

And if you read between the lines,

You’ll find your first impression was mistook

For a cover is nice

But a cover is not the book.”

A fresh take on the classic line, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” 

I have several very close and dear friends who definitely thought I was a B until they got to know me. We now laugh about it but they really misjudged me based on my appearance. 

Someone who has known me since Kindergarten sees me differently than the new moms at the PTA meeting. People who only know me on social media have opinions and ideas of who I am but can you get to know someone through a screen? Does my cut, color, clarity and weight all play a roll into who I am to you? Do I fall flat? 

We should not try to cover up who we are, but be the best version of our true selves. Easier said than done right? 

Ok here is an example. Makeup. Some may think “oh she has time to put on makeup. How

does she do it? She looks so perfect. Ugh I hate her.” It can go to that conclusion quickly. I posted a time lapse video of me putting on makeup as a joke bc it really takes like 30 min. As a 36 year old stay at home mom of two little boys I need a little bit of girl time. 

Makeup is not a mask to hide behind. It is just a highlighted, color corrected, cleaned up version of what’s already there. When I take time for me and put on makeup and pass by a mirror I feel more confident.

It is always nice to look your best. 

Makeup and clothes should be fun, not define you but be the icing on the top of your proverbial cake. 

Remember the only stuff that matters is the special stuff inside. 

I cant tell you how many times I have been labeled or misjudged only to win over the doubters heart when they realize I am not a total B. Still happens to me today. 

My mom used to say “to each his own,” and “that’s why Baskin Robins makes 31 flavors.” In an effort to explain that we are all different and there is no right choice on the flavors that we choose. 

Give people a chance before you decide their category of 4 c’s. Show off your sparkle! Clean up your diamond! Be the prettiest you and don’t be sorry for it! 

Xoxo

Just Happy Mommy

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