Glowing Up

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IMPORTANT LESSONS LEARNED THIS YEAR 

The phone works both ways Never let yourself be guilted or manipulated by people who take and never give, only to play victim when you walk away from their toxic game. As a mentor of mine rhetorically questions, why are we nicer to people who mistreat us? 

Just show up Whether it’s for a one month year old’s party, a friend’s engagement brunch, a wake or a wedding, success in maintaining life’s relationships pretty much boils down to just showing up, I think. You may not have the right things to say. You may be internally griping that you’re wasting a perfectly good Saturday morning, or that you’d much rather be in bed. And you can forget worrying about bringing the perfect gift. I learned while looking around me at our weddings, that all that matters is the people in the room with you. Whatever they were feeling that day, they chose to be there for you when they didn’t have to. And if you can’t make it, for goodness sake, send a card and flowers, would you?

It’s all going to come out anyway You might as well just be your real, fatally flawed, deeply feeling self from the start. The truth is going to scare who it needs to scare and ultimately, attract the people who are really unafraid to love you as you are.

What did you learn this year?

Judge Me When You’re Perfect

C’est tout.

Mid-Week Mantra

Mid-Week Mantra

To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.”

– Hermann Hesse

 

Fall in Love

I found this on the interwebs and love it…

fall in love with growing, even if it’s your hair, your wounds healing, or your vocabulary. Fall in love with letting go, letting go of a friend or letting go something that prevents you from finding your happy self again. Fall in love with creation even if it’s creating a blog, creating an ideal garden, or creating happiness. Lastly fall in love with change, how you changed your socks after standing alone in the rain for 3 years. Don’t think that your changes are little or unimportant, think of it as your second birth

x Alli

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