Time Flies

Time sure flies by fast! I can’t believe it’s already been seven years since I started my blog! I have thoroughly enjoyed the writing process, connecting with people from all over the world and inspiring people to love who they are and to live their best life every day. My own posts have certainly helped me to focus on more positive things about myself and the environment that surrounds me. Not every day is perfect but I have learned to try and find the good even on the bad days. I have embraced the idea that kindness doesn’t cost anything and the more you spread positivity, the more you receive in return.

I want to send out my most sincere appreciation for all the support, encouragement and positive feedback I have received over the years. I am so happy that my readers enjoy what I write and that it motivates them to be a little more gentle with themselves. I hope I can continue to spark a little joy in everyone’s life!

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and remember you are worthy, enough and beautiful just the way you are! Thank you for the last seven years and hopefully many more years of writing are still to come!

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Today I Will…

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Today I plan to..

Be happy.

Walk boldly.

Be brave.

Choose wisely.

Be grateful.

Speak confidently.

Be thoughtful.

Love fully.

Be the best version of me.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud!

What are your plans for the day?

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Is It Contagious?

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I am the type of person who easily picks up on other people’s moods. I pick it up and take it on as my own. If people around me are cranky, sad, frustrated, angry or negative then so am I. If people around me are happy, satisfied, positive and upbeat then I am too. Are you like me?

That’s why, for me, it’s important that my people are generally happy in life. We all have rough days and it’s perfectly normal to have bad moods. It’s the people who constantly complain or choose to see only obstacles that I have had to let go of. I can’t live my life with that kind of gloom hanging over my head.

Today I am choosing happiness. Today I am choosing optimism and love because that’s what I want reflecting back at me. That’s what I want everyone I meet today to catch from me.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and be the happy, easy going, carefree person you would want to be friends with.

*If you are struggling with chronic depression, anxiety or mental/emotional pain and can’t find a way out alone, please seek professional medical attention.*

World Event

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This week sadly marked the end of the longest reigning monarch in British history, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. I have seen so many negative and frankly quite rude comments about her and her passing. Regardless of what you may think of the royal family or the monarchy in general, one must remember that this woman was someone’s mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. We must be kind and respectful because her family is mourning her and the loss of someone dearly loved.

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I believe she was a stunning example of a strong and dedicated woman who kept a promise made on her coronation day, one that she strived to fulfill until her last breath. Did she always do the right thing? No. Did she make mistakes? Most probably yes. But no one is immune to error. Anyone in a position of power or difficult decision making will never get it always right and being in the public eye only serves to make your blunders all the more visible. There’s no denying she worked hard and tirelessly and for that she deserves admiration. Not everyone will agree and not everyone has to like her but we should be mindful that she has passed and people have deep sadness about it that we should respect.

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Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and as always, with this event or anytime in life, when you have the opportunity to be anything, choose kindness.

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What Is Beauty?

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The image above says it all. Beauty does not live in your face. You can look pretty but not be beautiful if you are selfish, unkind, greedy or have hateful intentions. Your beauty comes from having thought provoking but helpful conversations. Your beauty comes from your actions that aid humanity. If you are a nice person who doesn’t harbour racist, homophonic or mean feelings then you are the most beautiful of humans.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and if you love others, then also love yourself and be confident in your beauty as long as you have a character that is pure and true!

Hello September, Goodbye Summer!

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I know summer hasn’t officially ended but when September rolls around and the vacation is over, the sunny and warm season has come to an end, in my opinion.

We’re on our way home after a wonderful two month stay in NS! I have to admit I cried crossing the NS border, leaving behind the surf, sand and all the amazing friends and family I only get to see once a year. I know I’m very lucky to get to spend so much time on holiday but it’s never easy leaving the fun behind no matter how long or short the stay. I am grateful though and never take these precious moments for granted.

I am looking forward to seeing my daughter and all my friends and family at home. It will feel good to establish routines again, enjoy the cooler weather and all my favourite TV shows will be starting up again.

I hope everyone enjoyed some relaxation time this summer! What are you looking forward to this Fall? Below are some suggestions if you’re looking for ideas on how to best enjoy the change of seasons!

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As always Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and be present in every moment as they fly by so quickly. No matter the season or day, do something fun! You deserve to live a joyful life!