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Pushing Ahead

Great advice from one of my favorite blogs today, Smart Pretty and Awkard

How to be Smarter: I think the happiest people continually create their own options and choices, and I think the unhappiest people are the ones that feel unable to do that and so they are stuck in their situation. You have to practice being proactive about finding ways to make your life better, and you might have to make changes, even if you are scared. By practicing these two things, when a bad moment does come around, you will already have a reservoir of confidence that you can trust yourself to find and execute a way to make it better.

Worth thinking about

Absolutely love this quote from today’s SmartPrettyandAwkward

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning” – Ivy Baker Priest

Little reminder

loving this quote today from one of my favorite blogs, Smart Pretty and Awkward

How to be Smarter: When a pen stops writing, you have two options: throw it out, or scribble it around on the paper until the ink appears again. When something stops working, whether it’s a job, your academic major, or a relationship, you have a choice whether to move on or to try hard to make the broken item fixed. But like a pen that has been scribbled back to life, a job/college major/relationship that has stopped meeting your needs before will probably stop meeting them again, no matter how hard you frantically scribble to bring it back to life.

Funny quote alert

“My husband gave me a necklace. It’s fake. I requested fake. Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head” — Rita Rudner

today’s entry at one of my faves: www.smartprettyandawkward.com

How to be (less) Awkward:

If someone is trying, with good intentions, to make your life easier, you must say thank you even if they didn’t help you as much as you would have liked. If a small toddler tried to help you carry the laundry upstairs but ended up dropping most of it, you would still thank them for their effort. If a co-worker tried to help you by organizing some files but accidentally messed up a few, they still need to be thanked for their effort and their attempt to make your life easier.” – via www.smartprettyandawkward.com

I absolutely, positively, 100 percent HATE doing dishes. hate it. I’d rather scrub the bathtub, toilet and floors before doing dishes.

growing up, my mom would leave little post-it notes for me or my sister “Allie, do the dishes and take out kitchen garbage” seems like a simple, easy-enough task. nope. I’d start the dishes (after only a few minutes of groaning) and within 3 minutes my mom would be in telling me what I was doing wrong. “you need to fill the entire left side of the sink with water and let them soak before you do the dishes” “don’t let the water run constantly allison, it’s a waste” “these look good but, they’re really spotty… rinse them again”

AHHHH. no matter how you did the dishes in my house, you could never do them right! It got to the point where I couldn’t stand doing the dishes. I would throw a fit and come up with every excuse possible to try and get out of it.

Molly’s piece of advice from www.smartprettyandawkward.com reminds me of why I hate doing the dishes. Maybe if my mom had stopped for a minute (although I’m sure she’ll say she did… ) and just said thank you for doing the dishes, without adding in everything I was doing wrong, I might not dread the dishes so much!

(the whole thing also could’ve been solved if we had just had a dishwasher!!)

What’s your passion?

I have this quote as my favorite quote on Facebook. I took it from one of my favorite blogs, smartprettyandawkward.

“Take your passion and run with it–even if it is only for a day. Dreams and passions don’t need to last forever to be important or valid or interesting. Today, I love cupcakes. The whole blog is dedicated to them today. Will I love them as much when the weather is hot and sticky and all I want is an iced tea? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate them today.”

It’s so easy to go through life without passion. We all fall into routines because they’re easy, and they work. But the truth is, without passion, things are just plain boring. Passion exercises our brains the way our imagination did when we were younger. We need to spend more time thinking about our passions and living them. Like the quote says above, if you feel a spark, run with it. Let yourself be passionate about something. Don’t fight it. And if suddenly that passion runs out, that’s okay too. It’s about enjoying it while you’re living it.

So find your passion. embrace it. it feels good.