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Life Quote ;-)

“Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow.” ~Terri Guillemets

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Words of Margaux

Need I say more?

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I see your true colors shining through,
I see your true colors & that’s why I love you,
so don’t be afraid to let them show…
your true colors, your true colors,
are beautiful… like a rainbow…. ~ Cyndi Lauper

Why on earth would you even want to be anybody else?

Oh alright! I admit there have been times when that’s exactly what I wanted to do…. to be somebody else…

It took awhile before I became really comfortable with all the many facets of me, and while I still have my days… these days I’m so very thankful for the very things that made me who I am… even the unpleasant parts.

My hope is that someday, you find that comfortable place within you. If you haven’t already done so… Embrace all that you are, embrace all that you are meant to be.. Don’t be afraid to let them show, your true colors, are beautiful… like a rainbow.

©Sue Anderson ~ Positively Amazing You! (TM)
Certifiably Silly & Positively Amazing TOO!
Certified WRAP Facilitator/Peer Support Specialist
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. ~C.H. SpurgeonYour True Colors

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ~Edward Everett Hale

This quote to me is an excellent reminder of learning to accept that we don’t have it in us to do EVERYTHING, no matter how much the world tells us that we should be able to! This only serves in helping a person feel inadequate… especially when we buy into that belief. (Been there, bought the t-shirt… returned it cause it don’t fit!) 😉

We are each unique individuals, we are own set of tools. Mine may be designed differently than yours. I might be good with a hammer but you craft the most amazing things with a saw.

When we come together with our God-given tools, or the talents and strengths we were born with, the possibilities are endless!

What is one thing that you really enjoy doing? What’s on your tool belt?

©Sue Anderson ~ Positively Amazing You! (TM)
Certifiably Silly & Positively Amazing TOO!
Certified WRAP Facilitator/Peer Support Specialist
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. ~C.H. Spurgeon

 

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How often have you struggled over a task? The way you interact with others?  Feelings of never being good enough?  Never being able to get it right?

Realizing our inability to be perfect can be a hard pill to swallow.

It may be in our nature to want to do things “perfectly”…  it may have been ingrained in us as children, and try as we might, we fall short…  we may even call ourselves a few choice names, they’re rarely ever pretty.

Even the brilliant phrase “If at first you don’t succeed at first, try, try again”… looked at long enough, carries with it that expectation of perfection.

The feelings that churn within may look like;
–          “Why should I bother?”
–          “I’ll never measure up!”
–          “What’s the point?”

In the midst of this, it’s hard to fathom, or to grasp, something you’ve done right, even when you KNOW you have!

It’s hard enough when those expectations are placed on us by others, but when we place them on ourselves…  Boy HOWDY, what a mess we make!

But what if, just for this one task, this one interaction you affirmed yourself?   What if you told yourself as you headed for that interaction or task “It doesn’t have to be perfect, just give it your best shot”?

–          Could you handle giving yourself the credit for just having tried?
–          Could you leave that task feeling more empowered to do the same on the next?
–          Could you be more successful than you realized you had the potential for?

I can almost hear the joy of that victorious moment, I can hear your “Yes! Yes! Yes!”, see that fist pumping the air, upon achieving that success.

I’ve had those moments…  they aren’t everyday moments, but when I reflect back on them, I give myself the power to keep moving forward, to persevere and in doing so, I set myself up for success.

I have a whole pile of boxes to fill…  I’m about to give myself permission to just gather things and fill the boxes, even while I struggle with the need to organize that stuff so that there will be less work for myself later!  Who’m I kidding?!!   🙂

Are you ready?  What task or interaction are you about to tackle with a renewed sense of purpose? Picture me, cheering you on!

©Sue Anderson
Certifiably Silly & Positively Amazing TOO!
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. ~C.H. Spurgeon