The other day I finished reading, Be You & Live Civil by Karen Civil. It was a great read. Trust and believe I have a book review coming later for you guys.
Anyways, with the first week of the New Year up, I wanted to share something pretty cool that I read in Civil’s book. In the third chapter…
“Fill Up on Your Happy: Emotional Control and a Positive, Realistic Attitude”
Civil suggests that you create a blessing jar. I’m not sure if many of you know what this is but here is the general idea …
This year has honestly been one of the best years of my life. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually I have conquered a lot this year. I did things I never thought I would do, and I’m honestly damn proud of myself for how far I have come as a person. When I was a little girl I use to have this idea and image of what I wanted to look like, and who I wanted to be. I can finally say now that I like who I am becoming, and when I look in the mirror I smile, because I look exactly how I’ve always wanted to look.
When I talk about looks I’m not talking about physically. I’m talking about my vibe, my actual “look.” I grew up with a mother who always appreciated self-expression and individuality. I had a father who instilled strong work ethic, and to never conform to what others want you to be. I like to think I am becoming the perfect mix of the both of them. (more…)