You may have noticed that every so often I get motivated to do a positive and upbeat post. Yes, I know… you can count them on one hand. Usually (in those posts) I promise to be more of a glass half-full person and go away with my tail between my legs, only to return full of doom and gloom the very next day.
One of my favourite posts this year (and not really because of MY post, but because of its source), was my ‘Full of Awesome’ post. I know the A word can be a tad over-used from time to time and was once associated with skeggy blonde surfer dudes who’ve smoked away a few too many brain cells… but it’s a word I’ve come to love. Awesome, awesome, awesome.
And it’s all because of a 5yr old posing for the camera and oozing confidence – despite missing some front teeth, mismatched clothes and bright sunglasses – and her mother’s post reminding us that once upon a time we were all 5 yrs old and woke up every day ‘full of awesome’.
During my weekend blog reading, Big Girl Bombshell (yes, I know I quote her quite a bit….) talked about a package she received which included a WOW button, which I gather says ‘Wow, you look amazing!’ when you push it. BGB was so thrilled with her positive affirmation button that she was planning to take a leaf out of Operation Beautiful’s book and leave some anonymous notes, containing empowering messages, about the place for other women to find.
I must (at this point) confess that I tend to find the concept of positive affirmations a bit wanky. I am, for example, unlikely to chant… “I am a beautiful person and valued member of society” or similar, however… if I saw a “I am fucking awesome” post-it note on my mirror everyday, or left somewhere by a complete stranger, I may well smirk contentedly.
I’m not sure I’m ready to go about leaving notes to cheer up complete strangers (though I kinda like the concept)… however, in honour of our general awesomeness – no matter what other crap is going on around us – I thought I’d leave you with this little affirmation (below). Have a great day!