💜✨💜 Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones💜✨💜
There nothing more magic than human connection, which can be found and formed in many ways 💜 Social media, although there is a dark and dangerous side to it, it can be a platform to encourage and inspire and can allow like minded people to find each other, something that would not happen otherwise. @kreationsbykittles has Cerebral Palsy and shares her triumphs on her page. A few days ago I received a wonderful surprise in the post- one of @kreationsbykittles beautiful paintings, which I just love love love! She paints with her cp affected hand which I think is just amazing-I know I would find this really hard to do!!
Receiving this post inspires me, firstly because it shows what determination can do and wills me to do better and secondly it a reminder that all of us on instagram and all other social media are real and therefore genuine connections can be made 💕💜💕
💜✨💜 Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones 💜✨💜
There is nothing more magic in the world when I see one of my dearest thrive, dare and go out of their comfort zone and realises their abilities; it genuinely makes my heart happy. My beloved sister, Mairead- @mermaiidmairead– has gone from strength to strength over the past year. She turned hobby into a passion and then into a business.
Mairead had worked so incredibly hard on @thewanderingmermaids. The jewellery she makes is full of colour, magic and radiates happiness and at the same time brings her so much joy-even when pulling a very late night shift ! @thewanderingmermaids had a very first pop up yesterday and my word she did herself proud! !
@thewanderingmermaids have just creations of a brand new line and their are so beautiful!!
Mairead shows just what you can do with a courageous heart and with this she inspires me so much 💜💓🌈💜 Who makes you be your best self?
Today I have the privilege of sharing with you a breakthrough story from Shani Jay, a best selling author who wrote Bloom, The Babe Bible and Glow Getter.
Here is what Shani said:
“What comes to mind for me most strongly when I think of this is finding the confidence to speak and share my truth with the world, because this used to terrify me just thinking about it! I always used to be the girl who never put her hand up in class, was super shy and reserved, and just wouldn’t ever put myself out there. I was so scared of people laughing at me or judging me or talking behind my back in a negative way, and this totally crippled any confidence or self-belief inside of me.
I think about what I’ve done in the past few years – writing and publishing three very personal books, sharing my personal heartbeats with millions of strangers on well known websites and social media, and recently launching my YouTube channel – and the growth and strength that I now see within myself is worlds apart from the girl I used to be just a few years ago.
And of course, when you put yourself out there so publicly, negative comments are always going to find their way to you, but I am now in ah head space where that doesn’t get to me the way I know it would’ve before. That doesn’t cripple my self-confidence the way it once would’ve, because I have learned that shining my light in this world is my duty, and as long as I’m proud of the woman I am, nothing and no one else matters one damn bit.
When you believe in yourself and the message you’re carrying, and you don’t care what anybody else thinks about you – you are free. You can do ANYTHING you can dream of.”
I find it so inspiring how Shani found her courage to be her true self and not be put off by negative voices. It is really easy, sometimes, to believe in what other people say and lose sense of you. These words by Shani are so very empowering and I really admire the work she does to help others find there voice!!
Thank you for sharing your message Shani!!
You can follow this Fabulous One @shanijaywriter
💜✨💜 Happy Magic Monday my Fabulous Ones 💜✨💜
From time to time we all have experienced that feeling of not doing enough. Thinking that we are not where we thought we would be; that we are so far behind that we’ll never catch up and then we see other people doing the similar thing to us that we believe to be miles ahead of us. With all these thoughts, catastrophizing the situation that we find ourselves in, we forget our differences and that it is these differences that makes us so beautifully unique. These diversities will see every one of us go on different paths and face our own challenges. So we will naturally do things in our own way, at our own speed.
If you feel like you going too slow or too fast, remember that you are doing things your way and you can’t compare that to anything. Look for the Frank Sinatra in you and be proud in saying you “Did it…(your)…way”!!! 💜💓❤💜
A big congratulation to you for making and experiencing another day!! You, me and the rest of the world were put on this very planet for definite, unique and individualised reasons; some of us know why and soaks up all of what that path has to offer, some of us know why but refuse to believe the reasons for their existence, some of us do not why and carries the weight of the ‘puzzling’ world on their shoulders and then there are some that do not know their reason for existence but-to hell with logic-they dance in the moment. I’d like to think that currently I am living somewhere in the last category. I definitely don’t have a mapped out plan of ‘where I’d like to be in five years’ time’ nor do I want one because that would be freakishly scary and kind of boring; seriously where is the excitement in knowing what kind of job you’ll have or where you’ll be in the world or what relationships you’ll have- everything is always changing anyway! I wasn’t always and am not always the chillaxing-to-the-max kind of girl; I always needed or wanted a plan knowing which paths I should take and which ones I should dodge. When I first appeared not to have a plan I freaked out, thinking, panicking ‘what now?‘ But I was still alive, I had people I could talk it out with, there was opportunities- or I had opportunities if I was to open my mind-, an0d I had me!!
Within all this internal roaming and frantic search to mute the bellowing siren which was going off inside the mind, I forgot how far I’ve come, what I had and how just to be. If I’m honest I think most of us go through these moments, moments that interrupts and halts a carefree day. But as soon as this white noise aims to overtake, starting to play with your imagination and predicting the future- a future that is a fable because it is not here yet-, stop the racing thoughts and reflect. Reflect on you and what you have achieved. Think back to those times where you have proved can’t wrong and have gone out there and TOTALLY ACED IT! This is by no means easy and celebrating yourself could sound a bit alien to you- it did to me too- and a little egotistical- it did to me too-but you and I are the only ones who allow ourselves to pursue and accomplish our set goals so it only makes sense for us to give ourselves a well done. This could mean that you faced a day where you wished you could have skipped over- you got through it, you survived: high five; the wishes and visions you had-you are now putting into practice: high five; those who said “you can’t”- you did: high five; the unhelpful thoughts that were planted in your mind- you have let go of: high five; you know that no one in the world is like you AND because of that the world has been waiting for you: come on, let’s hug it out!!!
You may have read my posts before (a huge thank you for coming back!) and therefore might know that I have something called Cerebral Palsy (a condition affecting muscle coordination). So some of my achievements have been to do with overcoming the physical challenges CP faces me with, trying to strengthen my mobility so that I can be as independent as I can. More achievements relate to personal goals, being determined not to be thrown off by anyone or anything or even myself! This comes in the form of facing fears, fulfilling my passions and finding my own voice. These triumphs are reminders to keep calm when things are a bit blurry.
As I have said before, thinking about your own accomplishments is hard and it is very easy to deny yourself of your worth, saying “I got nothing.” But I bet you got an ocean of amazements inside of you!! I bet I’m right! How small or big you think your accomplishments are does not determine its credibility or worthiness of celebration. It’s about YOU and what YOU have overcome! Anything that’s fills you with excitement, anything that makes you jump for joy, anything that makes you feel alive, matters!! I hope that as you read this, you have thought of things that you have overcome please hold on to them for now and for always.
All my love XX