One of the biggest lessons in my “40 something” years of life, that I have learned, is to never be a follower…always be a leader. Set trends and never be someone that you are not. Be yourself and be true to yourself. Be the best person you can possibly be and never let anyone “second-rate” that. Love who you are and the skin you are in…own it… all of it.
I used to always doubt myself when I was younger and now that I have children of my own I never want them to doubt themselves. I want their self-esteem to shine and withstand anyone who tries to break their spirit. I wrote a piece to my daughters and I hope they listen to my words and know that I will always want what is best for them.
You can read more about Judy Garland and her brilliancy here.
…And the best way to change my attitude is to change yours first. I would like to think that I get along with most people. But every once in awhile I come across someone who pushes all my buttons. Besides my husband.
When I was young I was a shy and timid girl but as the years went on I learned that there are people who feed on that type of personality. I also learned that misery loves company. And if you are going to mess with the bitch bull…then be prepared for the horns. And if you’re miserable then fix it! Change doesn’t happen unless you put forth the effort to do so. And sometimes you also have to realize that there are people who just don’t want to change. Therefore you either rid of them in your life or except who they are and avoid them as much as possible remain having them be a part of your life. Maybe just not daily.
I could quote this woman all day. She was a brilliant and beautiful person. Some say she died too young, I say she died when she wanted to. I don’t think she was ever meant to be old.
As a mom, I sometimes find myself to be a little boring. The once wild and care free me is now worried about anything causing my children to be motherless. But it’s all part of my imperfections and my madness.
I am linking up this quote with the lovely Becky and Cuddle Fairy for her fabulous linky #candidcuddles. Pop on over and link up with her if you get a chance. She’s a hostess with the mostest. She also has a wonderful linky guide for those of you who are wondering how you link to one…you can read it here.
I felt this was the perfect quote to sum up my weekend full of family and fun! I am proud to say that there weren’t any tv’s or tablets present. We planted trees, and did yard work. We had a fire in the fire pit and roasted smores and lots of marshmallows, and visited with friends. The kids had a camp out on the trampoline with lots of blankets and pillows. We discovered a beautiful place called “Water Canyon” which is literally 10 minutes from our house.
We bought a slip and slide and it will probably be the best $30 we spend this summer because the kids thoroughly enjoyed it.
And I finally got our garden planted with the help of my 5 year old who has informed me he wants to be a gardner. It was a great weekend to say the least and I am so happy to have spent such quality time with my family and friends! And officially Summer has begun.
This quote has fit my love life…my entire life. I guess it could also be applied to friendships as well. Just like love, it has come and gone in my life and somehow I always manage to pick up the pieces and start over.
I have loved this quote since before I can remember. It fits my husband and I perfectly because we are seriously a couple of goof balls raising a bunch of little goofballs. Thank you Miss Becky at Cuddle Fairy for hosting such a great link up #candidcuddles