I’ve decided to kick-start a weekly blog post telling YOU how AWESOME you are! Each Monday I will do a “Hello Mondays” post. These posts will be filled with encouragement, a positive quote for the week, 10 amazing truths about you that maybe you’ve forgotten, and lastly LOVE.
This will definitely be a different post then the wedding posts that go up other days in the week. Mondays will be for everyone. Anyone who needs to be reminded that you MATTER, you have VALUE and you are LOVED!
During the 1st week of October 2014 I had heard about a lot of people who were struggling and bummed out. My friends were really having a hard time. People on Facebook seemed down and I decided I couldn’t just sit around and do nothing, so I decided to do a 30-Day Love and Encouragement Challenge.
I remember being told that for every one negative thing that is said to us it takes 10 positive things to erase it. I posted 10 sentences over 30 days to remove 30 negative things from all my FB friends’ lives.
I want to take the time to encourage you on Mondays so you can rock your week! Hopefully, if you know this blog is here you’ll come read it, be encouraged, get some love and pass it on to others around you. Let’s say you or someone you know is having a bad day, (come on, we all have them, yes, even me, Beam, my nickname from a dear friend at work!) you will know this is here and you can come get uplifted.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become GREAT.”
~ Mark Twain
10 AMAZING TRUTHS ABOUT YOU (YES, YOU!)
- You are capable of doing anything!
- There is no obstacle that you can’t overcome.
- Take a moment to really look at the beauty around you (including yourself) it’s there if you look for it.
- You are more than you think you are!
- Your value cannot be measured by what you do, it’s measured by those who can’t live without you.
- Be yourself – – – you’re spectacular!
- No one has the power to rob you of your JOY unless you give it to them.
- You are unique – there is no one else like YOU.
- Make time for yourself: read a book, take a bath, dance, sing, do whatever makes you happy for YOU. I triple dog dare ya.
- No one is perfect – – it’s OK to make mistakes. That’s what erasers and white out are for!
I don’t know about you, but sometimes we get so busy in our lives that we forget in all the craziness who we are. Take a minute to really look at how incredible YOU are. I know, they are 10 sentences that a person wrote on a page. That doesn’t make them not the TRUTH.
One of the simple definitions of love by Merriam-Webster dictionary says this:
love: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
Love can encompass all the relationships in our lives. Family, friends, co-workers, you know who the people are in your life that you love. Some of us have such close friends that we consider them family.
Love requires action and words. Take a few minutes throughout this week and put your love into action. Send someone you love a quick note, text, email or give them a call. Spend a little time and effort in your busy schedule to tell them how much you love them. In my experience when you give love away, you get so much more than you gave.
Love is an incredible gift. Sometimes we forget that and we take it for granted. When you’re thankful for the love in your life take a few precious minutes to let the people around you know. It doesn’t have to be a HUGE grand gesture, make it simple. A post it note on the mirror for your wife, a text to your kids or husband, a call to your parents or friend. You never know, you just might make someone’s day!
Hi Everyone, it’s me Shelly, I hope you feel the love and encouragement and will look forward to coming back for this blog each week. My goal for you today and the rest of the week is to know that you are valuable to those around you. Each day we have the opportunity to bring about change in our surroundings. Maybe it starts with just a smile from YOU. Have an awesome week —– see you next Monday!
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