As I sit here to write the third Sparkle Saturday blog party post, I feel less than sparkly today.
The reason why I don't feel like my sparkly self is lack of sleep. Two of our three fur beasts are special needs animals and often need help throughout the night. Last night both fur beasts were sick, so I lost a full night's rest. Not only does this make me feel less than sparkly, but not getting enough sleep changes my positive thinking.
Since I believe my thoughts create my day, I immediately seek inspiration to turn my negative mindset around. Regardless of the problems I am faced with, every single day is a sparkling day filled with magical surprises just for me --if I believe it!
So who do I turn to for inspiration?
It's true, every single person in this world inspires me to sparkle. Everyone from the wonderful parents that I interact with whilst working to the person who cuts me off on the highway inspires me. I spend time thinking about all of the individuals I meet in order to see the positive inspiration they have to offer (and it is always there!).
Sometimes finding inspiration is easy...
In my job, I meet many unique parents. The one thing they all have in common is that they inspire me to sparkle. The parents that I meet are usually sleep deprived and overworked. And yet, they still love and care for their children the very best way they can. How can anyone not be inspired by that?!
Often, parents are too busy to see how wonderful and inspiring they truly are! After storytelling programs, I hear them making self-depracating jokes and sarcastic comments about their parenting or criticizing themselves for various things. Parents: I'm watching you do a fantastic job! Tune out the latest parenting theories, the negative parenting jokes circulated by social media, and don't label anything as "good" or "bad" parenting. Your way of doing things is absolutely perfect and that inspires me on the days I lack both sleep and sparkles!
But sometimes finding inspiration can be challenging...
As for the drivers who cut me off on the highway, they inspire me because I am grateful for their reminders to stay on my own slower path and continue to be positive because this world needs more positive people who move to their own flow of life.
We create our own reality. This means that if we believe we are running late, if we believe we are rushed between work and family life, or we believe that we are surrounded by terrible drivers who are angry and rushed, then we are making those beliefs true. If we believe they are true then that is the reality we experience.
But guess what? These are only thoughts and we have the power to change our thoughts! The next time you get into your car change your thoughts to positive ones and tell yourself that you will easily travel to your destination safely and arrive at the perfect time. Let the angry speeding drivers inspire you to create and live in your own positive reality on this Sparkly Saturday.
Inspiration to sparkle is all around us! Try looking for the positive in every single person you meet this week! How can your own daily interactions with the world make you sparkle?
Happy Sparkly Saturday!
Lots of love,
P.S. Follow the sparkling trail to more "I Sparkle" Sparkling Saturday blog posts written by my sparkletacular friends...
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Yota Schneider: Seasons of Change Master Coach, writer, speaker, retreats facilitator , mindfulness meditation practitioner, mom, wife, friend, ever striving gardener and finder of beauty and peace in the little things. Blog Facebook Website
Kat Wynne-Brown: Creator of KatWB, an Online Holistic Arts Center! Enjoy her virtual classes, holistic coaching, a holistic blog, KatWB TV and resources for nutrition, sustainability & self-help. Blog Facebook Website