Hold 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.
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 you 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.
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.
Quote courtesy of lifehacker.com
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?
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.
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.
The generosity of our words.
The motivation behind our actions.
The reliability of our standards.
The integrity of our character.
The quality of our work.
These affirmations of personality are born, cultivated and accomplished with kindness.
Through kindness. With kindness. Experiencing kindness.
Where in your life can you add a little more kindness?
Your encounters with others?
Your thoughts about yourself?
We can all benefit from a little more kindness in our everyday lives.
Where will you start? Let me know below.