As a recovering perfectionist, I sometimes find it helpful to be reminded that failing and rejection is a key part of growing.⠀
Dr Seuss’ first book was rejected 28 times.⠀
Micheal Jordan didn’t make his varsity basketball team. ⠀
Beyoncé lost in the TV show Star Search as a child.⠀
Colonel Sanders was rejected 1009 times before KFC was launched.⠀
Thomas Edison failed over 10000 times while creating the lightbulb. Though I love that he beautifully argued he never failed once, but instead eliminated 10000 ways that will not work.⠀
So if innovation and creativity can only occur by trial and error - how did we get so obsessed with perfection? #askingforafriend 🤥😉
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What are your goals, hopes or dreams?
Do they scare you? Are they what get you up in morning? Do they excite you?
I hope they do! I hope you have a vision that is bigger than you. I hope you have a dream. 💜💜
Love where you’re at.
Thank you all for sending your texts and comments and messages of love and support over the news of my precious friend @tinymomof3. If you feel inclined to donate to her gofundme in her honor, the family is still in need of support for her sweet boys. I have added the link to my profile.
Thank you for how you are sharing love with the world from right where you’re at. It is so needed.
PC: @thegildedwife 💛
I think it is fair to say that we all fall into the trap of interpreting some people when we are talking to them.
If it is any consolation this is something I am working on daily, sort of a work in progress.
What I have been doing lately each day is doing my best to become consciously aware of when the other person is talking and then stepping back (not literally) and as i find myself what to say me, me, me its all about me lol, I let the other person talk and LISTEN empathically and then I look for an opportunity when they have stopped speaking to give them a compliment before the time we have spent together is over.
I might say... I love that perfume
That's a lovely watch
haven't you got a lovely smile etc
The point being shutting your trap and when you open your cake hole ;-) let it be something kind you are going to say to the other person.
Happy hunting guys, please do let me know how you get on.
Thank you for your kindness
☺️☀️Rise and shine. This morning Max and I didn’t have a lot of time to run. We squeezed in 3.5 miles. Along the way, I listened to a podcast about the dark. And it really hit home. As my family walks through another loss, as I listen to others walk through grief, I am reminded of the beauty amidst the dark, the light that presents itself, and the gift of sitting in the dark, embracing it, and owning it. I used to think life was a linear path, always moving in one direction....forward. That sadness was something we all needed to leave quickly. But today, as I was listening, I was reminded that life is like a sailboat, catching the breeze, moving forward, then catching a storm, veering off course, then sitting in the stillness before moving forward again. Today, this pup, this minute picture on the sidewalk that I pass most days, sent me a reminder that, even in the dark, there are stars....bits of light that shine through and bring a smile to us. 💛Have a lovely Saturday. Bring someone some brightness today, a smile, a phone call, a note sent, a hug. We all need it and you may just change someone’s day.
Every year there is a balloon festival in our town and it’s so much fun. But the best part is the time we spend with our closest friends. We moved to North Carolina almost 11 years ago and knew no one. We have created our own family here because of the friends we’ve made and having them is the truest blessing. Seeing our children fight like siblings and love each other just as fierce always fills my heart. 🎉 #spreadkindnessconfetti#spreadkindness#bekind#kindnessmatters#carolinaballoonfest
In today’s society we tend to judge who deserves what and who doesn’t. We see it in regards to our justice system, government, friendships, intimate relationships, families, jobs, you name it - we determine who “deserves” it. BUT what if we didn’t think this way? Taking it down to love (the most basic universal living need), what if learning to love a person allows you to pass the test? The test of our own self love, the test of our openness, our forgiveness, our willpower, our trust, our humanity. What if we all learned how to pass the test of our energy’s capacity? ✨❤️🌎 Side note: Learning to love may also be learning to set free 🙏🏼
Always believe something wonderful is going to happen. Even with all the ups and downs, never take a day for granted. Smile, cherish the little things and remember to hug the ones you really love.
-Charles. M. Schulz
I have recently gotten into writing down affirmations and surrounding myself with inspirational, uplifting quotes. It’s something I’ve always read about and always started doing and then stopping a week later. .
I’ve been holding myself accountable by listening to motivating podcasts such as @msrachelhollis & @mrdavehollis ‘s Rise and Rise Together, @lewishowes School of Greatness, and @edmylett ‘s ...just to name a few.
And listening to them while I paint for hours late at night and drive the 40 min drive to work every day has given me the lasting motivation to keep pushing beyond that one week...to continue to do them and practice gratitude when things seem hopeless. .
I’ve recently started asking the people I have had the pleasure of creating a painting for what saying, verse, or quote lifts them up the most when they are feeling down or going through a rough time. And it’s really amazing to hear what people have to say about that.
I sometimes include it in the painting I made for them or make an extra little painting with that inspirational quote to give to them with the main piece.
And in turn, it lifts my spirit up to spread a little kindness and joy to them. .
Good morning IG !! Sooo I have a cute little story to share with you guys 😊😊 I just got back home from running some errands I had to go get some stamps to ship some letters and I live right next to a Pay O Matic Check Exchange .. it’s my turn and I see my cashier is literally almost dying (ok not literally 😂 but she looks horrible) She then continues to tell me she has such a horrible flu but it is mandatory she is here due to 1. There is only one other staff. 2. She needs the money. So I tell her how horrible I feel and I feel bad I can’t really do anything to make her feel better 😢.. As she is finishing up with me I get this idea in my head maybe she would like some Tea with honey, if her job excepts that of course .. I began to ask her and she’s like wow thank you so much I would appreciate that so much ❤️ .. So I went to @dunkin and grabbed her the #Greentea with some #honey and #lemon .. I was happy a was able to do something and she was happy I did something for her !! The world goes around, you never know, Like my Dominican heritage say “ Today for you, tomorrow for me” 😊🙏🏼❤️ #mydailygooddeeds#sharingiscaring#gooddeed#godisgood#spreadpeace#spreadlove#spreadkindness#bekind#benice#toothers#andyourself#dunkin#greentea#honeylemon#small#goodperson#heartofgold#america#runs#on#dunkin
Happy Saturday!! Here is the link to the video I was telling you about! The school with the most votes wins a Thunder pep rally!! Follow the link to find Wiley Post’s video and vote! https://pcf4kids.org/thunder-video-contest *link also in profile!* @okcthunder @stevenadams @russwest44 @rumblethebison @okcthundergirls
✨we don’t always see our progress as we’re making it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening! We are in constant motion 🌎 when you’re feeling stagnant, try searching for the greater purpose that our daily actions may lead to 😌 no step is too small, and every step whether front or back has the possibility to unlock our potential 🌿❤️ our dark days help show us the sunshine, those days count too 💕
Inktober Day 17: Swollen
This was from a few days back. I saw a young kid barely 10 years old, and very thin lugging a huge bag, bigger than him. The bag swollen to it's capacity with books and stationary, seemed to be causing him to hunch and stoop like a hunchback.
And it made me wonder about the weight he carried. The weight of his parents dreams. The weight of a future yet to unfold. The weight of his teachers expectations. The weight of the generation before him
And It felt sad. I wish they came up ways to move heavy books into the digital medium. Not tabs or phones, those would be misused. I feel something like an e-book reader like kindles or nook are the way to go. They are dedicated for reading and last on charge for a very long time. And they are light and can store alot of e-books. May be that's the way to go. We need to implement such technology which helps our youth.
#school#inktober#inktober2018#jakeparker#instagood#childhood#kindle#nook#likeforlike#instagram#theweekoninstagram#sketch#l4l#sketchbook#ink#inked#education#backtoschool#spreadkindness#micron @jakeparker @inktober #artistssupportingartists
This is so awesome! Everyone deserves some love thrown their way. Hope Eugene enjoyed his special day #1aweek ・・・
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This will make you have an awesome day!
Spread love today!
What is the brutal truth about relationships?
You like somebody, you get to know them, you decide you’re compatible. This takes a different amount of time for everyone, but it’s usually not years. Then come the good days. You finish each other’s sentences. You judge your friends’ relationships for not being as healthy as yours. You promise to love each other forever.
Then one day you wake up and the infatuation is gone. You look at the person lying next to you and you don’t feel butterflies. You don’t want to jump their bones. You’d kind of like a day or two to yourself. And you pull away. You wonder if maybe you’re not compatible after all. You notice the way he always leaves his shoes right in the doorway and you’ve tripped over them eighty-five times. Or how she sometimes puts garbage on the counter above the garbage can. Just throw it in the can, damn it! It’s eight inches away!
You think, “Duty is an awful reason to stay with somebody. Just because I made a promise in the midst of infatuation doesn’t mean I need to keep it. She’s changed, and I’ve changed, and we don’t work together anymore.” And you break up. It’s the natural life cycle of a relationship. After going through it a few times, you come to a conclusion: humans, or at least you, aren’t meant to be eternally monogamous. Attraction dies after a while and relationships have this natural life cycle for a reason. Don’t stick with a relationship after the “love” is gone. It’s not right.
But another couple doesn’t break up. Another man says to his partner, “things aren’t working right now. Do you feel like we’re in a rut?” And she says “Yes.” And they say, “well, we promised to stick it out. Let’s try to do it.” And they go through the motions, even though the “love” is gone. He’s not feeling planning a romantic date tonight. He’s tired and he wants to go to bed. But he cooks her favorite meal and goes on a walk in the local park. As they sit on a bench in the cool evening, she lies her head on his shoulder. He feels a single butterfly.
HAPPY NATIONAL NICE GIRL DAY! Today and everyday we’re stressing the importance for just being kind to each other! Help us spread the kindness and post a picture with the hashtag #NationalNiceGirlDay and for every post today, we’re donating $1 to anti-bullying charities nationwide! But that’s not all! We are officially launching our denim jacket today! Get yours, and with every denim jacket purchase today, you will receive a free Nice Girl bracelet! LINK IN BIO 💥Tag a bestie who absolutely needs this jacket 😍 #littlewordsproject#nicegirlgang#spreadkindness#benice#nicegirl
Only 36 days until #SmallBusinessSaturday ! We are excited for the holiday season when we jump off of the internet and bring the Five and Dime to everyone in real life. Asbury Park, Red Bank, your casa! Where do you want the Five and Dime this year? We are actively registering to local markets and can’t wait to see all of your happy, shining faces. #SpreadKindness#HaveFun#GiveGoodGifts#OttosFiveAndDime