Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What You think of me doesn't Cloud what I think of me

She's fat, she's too skinny, she's lazy, she's disorganized, she's a whore, she's a prude, she's a gold digger, she's boring, she's a bitch, she's a pushover, she's a control freak, she lets people walk all over her. You got a small glimpse of me and now you think you know me.

 The same list of assumptions could be tweaked and directed at a man in the end daily there are people walking around looking at us and making up their own stories about who we are. Are you going to allow their version of your story to be your truth? Are you going to cower down or stand tall and keep doing you?

Investing time and energy into trying to correct someone's thoughts of who we are only starts to slow us down and becomes a burden of unnecessary weight to carry. On most days its just a deflection on the part of those people and what they have going on in their own lives.

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When I began to Meditate and began to hold myself accountable for how I was communicating with others the words I heard most often were "think you better than". I would have to stop myself and ask where that was coming from I was simply changing some of my old behaviors and making better choices for me. I had to in time accept that not everyone wants you to succeed and if they are down they want you down right next to them. I had to begin to cut those ties that were clipping my wings.

How can we walk proud in who we are when others say or think something different?

Well first we must begin by looking in the mirror. Is that person staring back at you ashamed of their actions, of who they currently are? If you live long enough, and our elders do tell us, that you will have made some mistakes but those mistakes don't have to make you. On any given day we can start again, do something different to get on the right track.
Once we do that our next thought should be about perception. We all see things differently, experience things in a variety of ways. Go to a movie with a few friends and you will see exactly that come into play.

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What you think of me doesn't cloud what I think of me. Be comfortable in your own skin, look within and present your best self.

Perception is individual and derives from our current emotions. Feeling positive than your eyes see only beauty, feeling like crap then your eyes only see gloom.

What you think of me doesn't cloud what I think of me. Focus on constant evolution and block out the unnecessary noise.

What are your thoughts? Does what others think of you matter more or less? Does it help you become better or does it keep you focused on the negative? Leave your comments, lets chat.

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Always stress free xo, 
Mari

Monday, June 27, 2016

End of June Turn it Up Tuesday

Hey everyone glad to see you back once again for another week of fun and great shares. Last week was amazing please keep them coming. We are already at the end of June let's make the most of these summer weeks. Let the party begin!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from The Mrs Tee| Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Anuja from All I Do | Heather from Goodlicious

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Sarah from Roaring Mama Lion | Robin from Snippets of Faith | Lori from Saved by the Mommy | Jessica from Striving Towards Grace

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Bev chose Simple and Sweet 30 Minute Fabric Basket from Flamingo Toes. "These baskets are so adorable and can be used in so many places. Love the fabric."
Tina also chose this post. "This is the cutest basket. I love it. Wonderful tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing this with us."

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Bev chose Tropical Frozen Lemonade with Pineapple Rum from Atta Girl Says. "On those warm summer days, this drink would be so refreshing. Sitting by the pool sipping one of these would be ideal."
Natasha also chose this post. "You had me at lemonade and pineapple...two of my favorite things, especially during the summer! Thanks for sharing - I'll definitely be trying this recipe!"

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April chose Easy Homemade Pizza Dough from Joy.Food.Sunshine. "We've started cooking a lot this summer, getting all of the kids involved. I really like a recipe for my three kids and I can work together."

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April chose Wearable Wednesday: 9 Killer Swimsuits for Plus Size Ladies from The Perfect Storm. "It's bathing suit season and I need a new one this year. I'm been searching all over. Hannah and Sara gave me some great options. I love #1 and #9."

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Mari chose Chocolate Covered Mango Popsicle from Kiku Corner. "This is a must try for me especially since I am always buying Mangos in the warm weather! This looks refreshing and tasty great share Meinhilde"

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Mari chose Frozen White Hot Chocolate {Toasted Coconut} from Lemons for Lulu. "I picked this share because it combined two of my fav things white chocolate and coconut."

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Silvie chose Kale and Sundried Tomato Pesto #MakersMixup from Living La Vida Holoka. "I have always wanted to make my own pesto sauce. This recipe gave me the push to actually try it. It is an easy to follow recipe that comes out absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing Jessica!"

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Silvie chose Easy Cherry Ice Cream Pie from Growing Up Gabel. "I love ice cream and maraschino cherries. So this recipe caught my eye immediately. I can't wait to head to the store and get everything I need! Thanks for a great recipe Camille!"

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Tina chose DIY Gender Reveal Box from Simply {Darr}ling. "What a creative way to have a gender reveal. Love it. Looks amazing.Thanks for sharing your creativity with us."

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Tiffany chose How To Raise Strong Women from Lipgloss and Crayons. "Being a mom of 2 girls I know how important it is to me to be certain I am teaching them in example and with life lessons to be strong and amazing women. Carly expresses this so clearly."

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Tiffany chose DIY Professional Style Head Shots from Erin Shebish. "I just think this is such a great post with great tips for those of us who need great headshot but may not have a Pro budget. Thanks so much Erin!"

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Heather chose Bacon Wrapped JalapeƱo Popper Chicken from The Kittchen. "My husband was looking at my blog when I was choosing my favorites this week, and he already wants me to make these. Creamy, spicy and cheesy chicken with bacon sounds delicious!"

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Heather chose Pork Meatball Ramen from Morsels of Life. "Pork, Asian pears, and noodles sounds like such a delicious combination. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe."

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Lori chose Second Baby Promises to Myself from My Mom Jeans. "I enjoyed this post because I relate to having mom guilt. I am glad that the author, Kim is letting go and plans to just enjoy her new baby. Congratulations!"

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Lori chose 10 Chores Preschoolers Can Do On Their Own from Homeschool Preschool. "The printable chore cards are very cute and helpful! Great chore chart for preschoolers."
Natasha also chose this post. "I have always been an advocate of giving chores to my toddler, and now he's a preschooler, he has even added some chores to the list himself. He loves to help! This is a great post, and the chore cards and chore chart will definitely be helpful! Thanks for sharing!"

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