Shine Bright Like a Diamond

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Diamonds – I usually burst into song when I think of them.

Think Rhianna…

Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shining bright like a diamond
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Marilyn Monroe…

A kiss on the hand
May be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Or my personal favourite Lily Allen…

I want loads of clothes and f***loads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them

Did you know that…

The word diamond comes from the Greek word meaning unbreakable

They are the best known natural thermal conductorΒ 

Naturally occurring diamonds are formed over billions of years under intense pressure and heat.

So let’s recap – unbreakable, warmest natural conductor and their beauty is often unearthed in the most intense situations?

Sound like someone you know?

Women, in my opinion are like diamonds.Β 

πŸ’Ž We carry enormous pressures but continue to shine. Rarely complain. Never give up. We prove our strength time and time again by rising to the challenges that life throws at us.

πŸ’Ž We can be our most productive, inventive, brilliant and motivated when facing difficult situations.

πŸ’Ž And we are the warmest creatures I know; spend an evening with your girlfriends and you often come away with your battery fully charged due to the amount of warm, positive energy you share when you get together.

So, how about just for today – you shine like the diamond you are.

You dazzle others with your positivity.

You stay strong when everyone else crumbles.

You are virtually indestructible remember?

πŸ’‹ xoxo

Want to read more fun facts about diamonds? Click here.

Monday Motivation #3

img_1179Hold your head high. Walk tall. Be your beautiful self.

Be known for your character, or your standards, or your fun.

Just be known for something.

Something that is completely you – not how anyone else does it, appears or acts.

But completely, uniquely, authentically you.

Have a little self belief.

Stand strong for what you believe in.

Act alone if you do not agree with others.

Walk away from the crowd.

But never give in. Don’t follow ‘just because‘. Don’t bow down to peer pressure.

You are beautiful.

Just the way you are.

πŸ’‹ xoxo

How do you measure success?

 

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Perception is everything.

How you see yourself and your successes can elevate you or bring you down.

You may feel success means you have to have many things…big house, new car, money in the bank?

However, I believe that success is a unique quality that can only be defined by you, for youΒ based on what is important to you – not what others tell you it should be.

⭐ Love to travel? It could be you see success as earning enough money to visit a new city or country twice a year.

⭐ Striving for happiness? Success could be working at the job of your dreams – whatever the pay!

⭐ Are relationships the thing that keep you going? I wonder if success is hanging out with friends once a week, meeting new people or going to new places?

⭐ Is rest and relaxation important? Success could be ending a busy day in the place you call home with warm food and a few good books.

You get the idea…

Measure your life against your definition to see how successful you truly are…not by comparing it to someone else’s.

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Notice your achievements, the things you excel at. The tasks you do really well. The little things that bring you joy.

If you change your perception – there will be many.

That is success.

πŸ’‹ xoxo

Quote courtesy of lifehacker.com

What is love?

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Is it fresh flowers in my kitchen

and dinner already on the table?

Is it warm puppy dog snuggles

and lazy Sunday mornings?

 

Is it an afternoon spent reading

and a candlelit bubble bath?

Is it one pudding and two spoons

and a glass of wine on a school night?

 

Is it spontaneous hugs

and the way you hold my hand?

That look that gives me butterflies deep inside

and smiles that melt my heart?

 

Is it catching up with friends

and creating new experiences?

Is it the laughter that fills my whole house

when we are all together?

 

It is.

All of it.

 

What is your definition of love?

How do you show it? When do you feel it? How do you know that it is real?

How could you encourage it? Share it? Show yourself more?

 

You don’t need a date on the calendar to prove your love. Don’t buy into the hype.

Do it whenever the feeling takes you.

Spontaneously. Frivolously. Regularly.

πŸ’‹ xoxo

 

Monday Motivation #2

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I think stars are pretty amazing!

I love looking up at them. I often wonder if someone else in another country is looking up at the very same stars at the very same time. As a child I wondered if they were placed individually, one at a time or sprinkled like glitter randomly. As an adult, I always feel closest to those I have lost looking at them on a clear night. I have always been fascinated.

We are like stars.

And not just because we are amazing, bright like the sun, layered and complicated.

Did you know that stars are in constant conflict with themselves?

Gravity pulls the star inward but the star pushes against this pressure to stop it collapsing in on itself. If it were to give in, the star would become smaller and smaller over time.

Let’s be like stars.

Push against the pressures placed on you. Don’t become a smaller version of yourself for anyone.

Celebrate your magnificence.

Encourage others to shine.

Be the stars you are.

πŸ’‹ xoxo