Motivational Monday—Salma Hayek

I’m always a fan when celebrities say inspiring or motivational things. Words that are useful and mean something rather than the things that use some brain cells that I could’ve used for  better information.

Not only do I think Salma is gorgeous and inspiring I respect her…which is rare. Here’s something she’s said in The InStyle Magazine July 2013 issue. It’s a good piece of advice, words that can ring some truth.

“You’ve got to take who you are and love who you are and do the best you can with what you’ve got. That goes for the figure, and it goes for everything else. You’ve got to have a sense of humor about who you are and give yourself a break. You’ve got to be kind to yourself. And it’s not easy, you know? But you need to have this sort of relationship with yourself-otherwise, life is hell. Sometimes evolving doesn’t mean transforming; sometimes it just means owning what is there.”

Not only do I agree, Salma says it well…..young women out there PLEASE read something from her rather than listen to Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus…plllease!

Go be kind today—Happy Monday!

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Thinking Tuesday-….”If you are constantly wondering how you are good for them, you think wrong. You should only be asking yourself how are they good for you?”

So hadn’t blogged in what feels like forever….time to get back into the swing of things. Back to myself, so prepare to read a lot-maybe I’ll have something good to say?

There’s times when we all forget this: we get lost in what’s going on around us-or maybe life just happens in different ways than we expect but we always have to get back to who we are. Maybe who we were doesn’t even exist anymore? Then it’s time to figure out who we are today and what we want.

There’s times when all we need is rest. Today and for the next few weeks….I’ll rest. The mind needs to shake out the cobwebs and focus on the real. Need to get rooted back….spread the branches that have been trimmed down to nothing….put on new leaves and get rid of the old.

I’m learning to do and have what I want….tricky right? I’m a person used to trying to please, I don’t know if I was trained from my father and his expectations, sports and coaches and theirs, being a mother. But it’s been a saying in my head over and over the last few days, ….”If you are constantly wondering how you are good for them, you think wrong. You should only be asking yourself how are they good for you?” This isn’t just about relationships with people though it’s even about different situations. If you are just going through it or going through it to please…maybe it’s wrong. Do it for YOU, let it be a truth or open your heart, let it reward you or gee just let it make you happy.

The older I get the more simple I like things. I appreciate things more and I’m also not willing to please….I appreciate that. I would love to be sitting under a gorgeous tree like the one in the photo….staring up into it’s secrets and wisdom…while letting everything fall away. SO I may not have the tree, but I have the chance to rest.

These are only my thoughts on this Tuesday. I hope everyone else has a great day. Be kind and go kick some ass today ;).