a daily dose of inspiration for kiDs and gRownUpS, too!
Friday, August 31, 2012
bE UrSELF! CeLeBraTe amaZING yOu!
dEar aMazing & gOOd lOOkinG
and sUpeR sPaRkLy fuN & frEE pEEps!
I have a really weird and amazing idea for all of you today. I dare you to be your authentic self . . . for 1 hour. Sounds easy, right?
Hmmnnn . . . let's unpack it a bit.
checking in with yourself every moment, or at least every time you make a decision, to ensure that you, beautiful and amazing you, are in your own unique integrity in this world
making decisions based on you . . . rather than
what other people will approve of
what other people will think is the "right" choice
what will make others like you
what feels the easiest (unless you need it to be easy)
what is automatically ANTI (for those of us who don't like to be told what to do so we choose the radical or OTHER position)
what your parents would have wanted you to do
putting the needs of others before your own
being free to express yourself, for example . .
I was shopping with some friends today and one friend said something sosososo ridiculous that I burst out laughing!
Looking around at people staring at me, I apologized . . . and then kept on laughing my a@# off . . . even the fancy botoxed (NO JUDGEMENT...I love Botox!) high-heeled designer shopper eventually began to chuckle with me!
being sad & sappy if I need to
asking for help when I need it
saying sorry and knowing I'm wrong
taking care of me FIRST, SO I have stuff to GIVE (the opposite of what I learned growing up!)
WE R ALL AMAZING! How do we forget that? It's crazy!
Can You let go of the story of your own un-amazingness?