Morning my little love bugs!
Welcome back to my Monday motivation quotes and here’s to the first post of 2017!
I wanted to kick start the year by sharing a few of my favourite quotes. Ones that really sit with me and define my way of thinking. So here goes!
Starting with a “classic”! I’ve featured this quote before but I love it, and what a perfect time of year to remind you all of it. I love a new year – you never know what is yet to come, what lessons you may learn, who you might meet, what experiences that are in store for you that you have no idea about yet. I find it such an exciting prospect.
I LOVE this quote. Because it’s so true! Why shouldn’t we all embrace our own fairy tales – what life has in store for us. Sometimes we can write our own stories, sometimes they are written for us. Sometimes there are difficult lessons to be learnt, testing times to get through. But if you have something you dream about – your own fairy tale – then go for it. Why the fuck not! Work hard, dream big. You have an element of control over your future – own it, and let fate have a helping hand. And above all, have faith. Because you just never know where it might lead.
I love love love these words of advice! Because they are so unbelievably true. There are so many little, simple ways you can make someone’s day. A smile at a random stranger just for the sake of it might make more of a difference to their day than you realise. Texting the one you love each morning to say Good Morning and you love them – what a beautiful way to remind someone when they wake up that they are loved. And throw the compliments around ladies – c’mon don’t be the one who sneers at someone else’s outfit, or laughs at someone’s wonky eyeliner – don’t be a bitch, be kind. Which leads me to a quote I’ve already shared on my Instagram this week but which is SO IMPORTANT:
Friends, Sisters, Mums, Blogging Gals, we need to be supporting each other. I’ve experienced some major negativity from the sisterhood in recent times; fortunately not from anyone I am super close to, but that didn’t dispel the disappointment that a fellow woman felt it was OK to be entirely critical of me, how I look and my body. Fat shaming, skinny shaming, mocking someone’s dress sense because it’s something you may not personally like, being downright fucking rude – NOT OK! None of it. Women are pitted against each other enough as it is on social media, celebrity media, the workplace and even at the school gates when some are looking down their noses at others just because they aren’t a Range Rover driving “yummy mummy”! Be nice! Please. I personally can’t take much more bitchiness. The other day I got told that I need to eat some pies…… If I was a curvy woman I’d have been told to stop eating the pies. We can’t win. So lets not turn on each other in these unescapable bitchy times. Be there for each other. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if any woman reading this ever wants to talk about anything – serious, light hearted or anything in between, I’m here! I’m a girls girl and I want to be here for any woman (and man for that matter) that I can support!
Life’s short. I’ve definitely learnt this in the saddest of circumstances. Don’t let it pass you by. Don’t over analyse – if you see a top and you like it, fuck it – just buy it! You never want to look back and think “what if”. You won’t mind so much if you look back and think “Oh Well…”! Yes oh well, you may have been £20 down after having a cheeky splurge but I bet you looked and felt FABULOUS! Just enjoy it.
I’m ending with a quote that some people don’t necessarily always agree with and I fully respect that. But for me, it is something I really and completely believe. Yes shit things happen as well as good things, but I do think they happen for a reason. Things strengthen you, enlighten you, mould you, teach you. You’re meant to meet certain people. They make you who are.
I’ve been through shit times, I’ve been through amazing times. I’ve had magical moments where I feel like I’m in a fairy-tale, and I’ve had horrendous times where I’ve felt like I’m stuck in a nightmare I’m never go to wake up from. But through it all, I am who I am. A nice girl. A positive woman. Someone who would just LOVE to make a difference in someone’s life. To leave footprints on their heart. To remind people they aren’t alone. That we are all in this together. I want to be someone that people want to enjoy a glass of bubbly and a girly gossip with. To sing along to Ed Sheeran (or One Direction) with. To be someone who they can think “I’m so glad I had Fi then”. And that’s why I do these Monday Motivation posts. Cause I really hope it makes you smile.
Here’s to 2017!
PS. To you who won’t be named (no, not Voldermort) – I didn’t eat a pie. I ate 4 Galaxy Ripples instead. They were lush. Thanks for the “advice” 🙂