Happy Holidays everybody!
With Christmas just around the corner, many of you may be hustling around to do that last minute present shopping for your loved ones. As I was getting my shopping done, I could not think of one thing to buy for a friend of mine. (And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s good to keep this in mind too!) I realized that you don’t have to necessarily buy a gift for someone, you can gift something homemade which would be just as special, maybe even more special! Little baked treats, a tree ornament special to the both of you, or a scrapbook! All these things will clearly send the message that you truly care for and is thankful for that person to be in your life. Remember it’s not the amount of money you spend, it’s the time and thought you put into the gift.
I’m going to keep it short today with all the business going on…
Last time I had all of you give a compliment or show at least one act of kindness towards another person. This week I challenge all of you to do something for yourself for a change! This could be anywhere from a self-praise to maybe even a spa day:) It’s always good to treat yourself every once in a while!
As important it may be to respect and be kind to your peers, it’s as vital to have that same respect towards yourself. Such as, don’t work out EVERY SINGLE day- take breaks in between days to let your body rest. If you make a mistake, don’t be extremely hard on yourself- we’re all human, and we’re all going to make mistakes sooner or later!
I think we tend to forget this quote from elementary school but here it is:
TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED!!
(Bonus #MotivationalMonday post!)
I want to start off by saying that YOU are beautiful both inside and out. If anyone has ever told you that you are ugly, fat, a geek, or anything of that sort, they are WRONG.
Everyone has those days when they feel defeated and begin to question why am I not good enough?. But what does that even mean? To be good enough for what? You do not need to feel the pressure to please anyone, but yourself. Love who you are and embrace every awkward part of you.
The best type of beauty is confidence. Acknowledge your flaws and do not let them hold you back. Show the world your imperfections; show people that you are stronger than them and can conquer anything despite a few little flaws. Most importantly, love your imperfections because that is what makes you unique and special.
Surround yourself with people who accept you for who you are and if someone cannot look past your imperfections, they do not deserve your time and love. Remember, your family and true friends will always love you no matter what happens. They will be part of your journey through life, so keep them close! We can all use a little bit of love and support.
Love yourself and love others ❤
Just 2 more weeks until Winter break!!
For this holiday season, many of us could spend a little less time thinking of ourselves and more time thinking about others.
Going out and doing volunteer work is one of the most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately not many people have much time out of busy schedules. So, I’m going to challenge you all to do at least one act of kindness each day. Who knows, you might just make that person’s day! Little things like holding the door open, saying hello, or maybe just even a friendly smile could extend to a whole other level.
This week has been a hectic week considering that some of my first college apps are due in less than a week! Therefore, today’s post is going to be short and sweet, so I can catch up on some Zzz.
I want to focus on OPTIMISM. It is the key to success in any situation. You can either give up on the spot or focus on your goal and keep yourself motivated! This week I challenge you all to reflect on a time when you have given up and think about how you could have been optimisitc. Now take that lesson, and focus your energy on your new goal! Remember, a positive mind is a happy mind! Optimism is a hard characteristic to establish, but with a little bit of persistence, you will master it!
Below is a little work of art I created in my computer visual arts class and I think it speaks a lot. Enjoy!
“You are the painter of your own mood and your days are only as grey as you allow them to be”
Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all were able to catch up on your sleep this weekend so you’re all geared up and ready to work for the next few days!
Can you believe it’s already the middle of November?! Time really does fly when we’re hustling and bustling everyday! We are already nearing the end of 2014, which means we are about a third of the way done with the school year. Being a senior in highschool, the clock is ticking and counting down the days left of childhood.
I think the most important thing we need to realize and what most people can improve on is to live in the moment. Don’t think that you’ll get another opportunity in the future, whether it is running for class president, or applying for a job, because chances are, you won’t get another opportunity. Not saying that second chances are never granted, but it’s more that we need to put ourselves out there more often and take that first step toward our goals. It’s okay to be spontaneous! If you make a mistake, learn from them! Cherish those mistakes because it makes up who we are, but at the same time, don’t let them stop you from getting out there and chasing your dreams again.
So, do what you want to do before time gets away from you, and go grab your ambitions and dreams without being scared to fail!
Phew, sorry for the long post but I really believe it’s something that needs to be heard!
We are skipping our motivational monday post this week and will dedicate this post to all the veterans who have served our country.
We are forever thankful for their service and we want to thank them for protecting our country. If any of you know someone who has served, do not forget to thank them this week and let them know how much you value their service.
Veterans have so much courage and passion. They are some of the strongest people in this country and we cannot explain how much they mean to each of us.
Thank You Veterans
Kerstin & Kristine