Category Archives: Inspirational Crap

Do Over

Remember being a kid playing a game in the front yard with the neighborhood kids? Remember making up the rules as you went along? What happened the very first time someone made a mistake? They yelled “Do over!” Everyone instantly knew what that meant.  Well, guess what…the ‘do over’ rule hasn’t changed. We grew up, moved past the front yard, and forgot about the ‘do over’ card sitting in our back pocket. You messed up yesterday. You cursed the old lady out in front of you at the red light. You ate that gorgeous piece of cake for breakfast. No matter the mistake and no matter how big or small you, my dear, get a do over. Don’t fret about not getting it right the first time, hardly anyone does. Just concentrate on the lesson, putting forth a genuine effort, and when your do over comes around you will pass with flying colors. Life isn’t about getting it right 100% of the time–it’s about being able to get up, dust yourself off and do it over. No one is perfect–no…not even you–but everyone is capable of doing it over.

~SM

Freestyle Friday: Dat Bass

There’s nothing like having a dance party on a Friday. It helps you move into the rest of the weekend pretty easily. And what better song to bump that bass to than Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass. When I first heard it on the radio I danced the entire 3 minutes falling in love with the message. At this stage in this particular game I am playing, a quick pick me up and reminder that I am beautiful just as I am is much needed. Happy Friday!

Today I AM: Okay

Today I AM okay. Not every day has to be something. Some days are just plain ol’ okay kinda days. It is alright to neither be happy, sad, joyous, angry, busy, lazy, sleepy or energetic. Sometimes, it is just fine and dandy to simply be okay.

~SM

Show-n-Tell

People show you who they are in the beginning. What version of yourself are you showing? The rough and tumble persona you toss out into the world is not your genuine self. The over the top people pleaser or the insensitive straight lace isn’t you either. We all have some sort of armor to sport day in and day out, and most of us wear it well. Who would you be–who could you be without it? You may be a little rough around the edges; you may be a tad-bit over the top or even a little too straight and narrow, but showing off the real you is what makes this journey come alive. You are vibrant, awesome, extraordinary, beautiful, wonderfully made, creative, loving, caring and, yes, you do kick ass. Why hide those remarkable things? Show them off to anyone who happens to be looking in your direction (and even those that aren’t). Let ’em get an eye full of that remarkable you.

~SM

Inspirational You!

You are an inspiration. Did you know that? People are watching what you do and it inspires them to do it too. It might seem like you are not getting far or doing well, but to someone watching from afar you are showing courage just by doing what seems impossible. Even your toughest, darkest moments are inspiring because you don’t break. You arm yourself with faith and make it through despite the challenges you face. You may fall short and stumble a tad along the way, but you continue to stand tall and believe. Don’t be surprised by those who stand idly by and watch what you do–they know that if you can, they can. You are the catalyst for change. Now that is amazing.

~SM

Braveheart

You are brave. Not because you are armored with false protection, but because you are marvelously flawed. You aren’t super human. You aren’t bullet proof. You aren’t perfect. You are faulty and fragile. You walk into the world, not with it’s weight on your shoulders or it’s hand at your back, but with a knowing that you are simply human. Your heart may be broken, your goals may seem too far out of reach, your home may be divided, and your stress may be through the roof but you press. You open the door day after day, you rise every morning, you move beyond your circumstance. You push beyond those limitations, faithful that you can do all things. Therein lies your courage and it is breathtaking. Cherish your bravery–you earned it.

~SM

I AM AWESOME!

A friend sent this video to me this week and boy was it necessary. We get so hung up on the movement of Life that we forget the power we harness just by being a woman. Powerful message.

~SM

The Bees Knees

Guess what? You’re it! You are the bees knees. Give yourself a high five and a pat on the back. Not everyone sees what you do behind the scenes and not everyone appreciates it. Not everyone sees the grime and muck you have to wade through. But you do it! You put your boots and get to the business of doing what needs to be done daily. You. Are. Astounding. Even when you are covered in the muck and grime, your beauty continues to shine through. You know your stuff. You burn the midnight oil. You repair. You battle. You uplift. You walk tall. You get knocked down and yet you keep on going. Girl, give yourself a hug and a new pair of shoes…you deserve that and then some!

~SM

Joy In Between

Your spirit gets weary with the battles you fight daily. You battle in your home. You battle in your heart. You battle in your mind. You battle on your job and it seems like there is no rest…ah, but joy…Joy is waiting in the in between. Those quiet moments in the morning, the sight of your child at rest, the laughter of a loved one, the deep breath you take before beginning again are all apart of the joy in between. Find your joy in those moments, gather your strength, refocus on your goals, and just lift your hands to say thank you. Grab your small moments of joy and hold them close. They are the fuel you need to take it one day, one moment, one small battle at a time.

~SM