Perfectly Imperfect

Dr. Seuss

“I am perfectly imperfect.”

And in a world that seeks perfection, that’s a big affirmation to create, swallow, write and accept.

But then I found this.

you were born to be real, not perfect

And then I found peace.

There are so many inspiring women out there, creating and sending us positive messages and celebrating our uniqueness like Shannon Caldwell, creator of Lotus Life T-Shirts. If you like her work, she’s having a January sale! When visiting her website, use THANKYOU2013 and receive 15% off featured designs!

be your own kind

If you want more inspiration, on a daily basis, check out Rosie Molinary and her great book “Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance.”

And in the words of Brene Brown: “I am imperfect, and I am enough.”

Namaste.

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Today’s Gifts: Find Your Voice….and Your Mantra!

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Part of my wanting to have a blog is to share all the cool stuff I find that I think might be enjoyed by some of my friends. Today I found TWO really cool things!

One is a great product line from a Foster, RI-based company that confirms: “What we focus our attention on is what we experience.”

Click this link and be prepared for WOW!: http://www.themantracompany.com/

I shared a tip on Facebook last week about the power of positive affirmations. I suggested making your computer password be a positive statement to yourself. It could be just one word, but one that resonates, like “Courageous” if you’re feeling threatened. My computer at work locks out all the time so all day long I am reminding myself and feeding myself energy for courageous and positive action. Try it!

The second gift today was a very powerful post from another blogger who I just discovered today. It’s about finding your voice and owning it! It was so refreshing, gutsy and edgy that I just had to share. It goes with “Courageous!”

http://justinemusk.com/2014/01/02/darling-its-time-to-own-it/?fb_action_ids=10152551018113677&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B793187317365327%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Oh, one more thing! Speaking of finding your voice and being courageous, check out this article about my husband’s 22-year-old nephew who found his voice and is living his dream! Great job Kevin, we are so proud of you!

http://www.telegram.com/article/20140101/COLUMN58/301029940/0#.UsXD3V-J7U0.facebook

Hope these first couple days of 2014 have treated you well. Feel free to share your intention for this coming year!

Peace out!
Bonnie

Best Wishes for a Bright and Happy New Year!

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Getting ready to say goodbye to 2013. Having one of those flashback experiences we go through on this day, New Year’s Eve, savoring the highs and reflecting (but not dwelling!) on the lows. Giving thanks to the many special friends in my life, even if virtual, and also to my very supportive husband and mother, who helped me blossom….like that lotus in muddy water. THANK YOU!

I have a gift for you, via another blogger I discovered through a Facebook friend. It’s a great little workbook to set your intentions for 2014, while reflecting on this past year.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3790568/Unravelling2014.pdf

From the words of the song “Broken Wings” by Robin Lane: “I’m not afraid to feel my pain, I’m letting hope and love replace my shame………….I can change my life.”

I have, and so can you!

Wishing you nothing but bright light, peace, love, joy and blessings!

Bonnie

One Day She Woke Up and Decided………

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One Day She Woke Up and Decided………

Today I woke up and decided that how I was living was more important than what I saw in the mirror. Am I living an authentic life? Do I freely express myself and laugh throughout the day? Do I open up and share joy with others? Well then, GREAT JOB! I have everything I need. Thank you.

When thinking about this, I recall seeing some art that expresses similar feelings of “One Day She Woke Up and Decided….” so I Googled it and found a nice treasure chest of affirmations in this link. http://www.mfalstreau.com/Hourglass_Women.html

Find one that resonates with you today and CELEBRATE!

Blessings for beautiful day! ♥

Join Me!

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Wow, look at this! I feel so free, like the woman in this picture! That’s my spirit, trapped in this body. I am so inspired by so many incredible women in my life, including those I never met (like authors, musicians, photographers, artists and more!). I am going to test this out and warm up to hosting a blog site to post inspirational messages and experiences that help me in my journey, in hopes it may help those traveling with me. With lots of love and light! — Bonnie