Learning to Smile at the Future

30 06 2011

Over the last few weeks we have taken a look at self-image.  Looking in the mirror, what’s your brand and how to be uniquely you.  So ladies, now that we have covered all of that territory I have one question…..Who are you?  How do you feel about yourself?  As we close out this topic, we must really look at how we are looking at the whole picture of self – our self perspective? Yes everyone has a perspective of self.  This is how we see ourselves which then translates into how we interact with the world around us.   This perspective of ourselves really is made up of how we each define who we are. If we think negatively about ourselves, then that lack of enthusiasm and our pessimistic under tone is exactly what will comes back to us as people will respond to our negative behavior with a poor reaction which in turn reinforces a negative self-image.  This negativity then creates a cycle of lack that can be difficult to overcome. Instead our goal is to become like the Proverbs 31 woman as….

 Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. – Proverbs 31: 25

You see if we view ourselves from a positive perspective than we will be confident in all that we do and all that is to come.  It is that upbeat interaction that we give off to others and the world around us which then comes back to us.  So as we close out on our look at self-image, what I am calling us each to do is to learn to smile in the face of.  Look for the positive in ALL and just SMILE!  Look for the rainbow even during a storm that is going on in your life…after all after a storm a rainbow does come.  Knowing that should make you just want to smile and feel confident about the good that is on its way. You see if we can learn to smile about who we are as we work to become better people, then it makes our journey pleasant, pleasurable and pleasing as we look forward to the future. Others will also equally give back that positive energy to us which helps to fuel our fire toward being and doing.   So if you need to lose that extra weight.  Smile in the face of the future, be  happy now on the way toward getting there.   Do ya get what I mean?  Smile and be confident where you are now.  Sure we will all never be 100% of where we want to be, but there is positive we can find in the place we are in now.  So get excited  and happy about the fact that you are on the way to be better, and doing better.  The key is to find the positive and focus on that!!! This is definitely the equation taken from the Proverbs 31 woman as she rejoices in what is to come.

 Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.  ~Sally Field

 A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.  ~David Brinkley

 It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.  ~Author Unknown

 People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.  ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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