I realize that it is not Monday and I ALSO realize that I missed last weeks post AND I realize that It’s not the first time that this has happened and it won’t be the last time either. So hopefully my one subscriber (you know who you are) will forgive me!
Last week was teacher appreciation week and I got caught up making cute stuff for the teachers and designing birthday boards and family walls for the school as well. All of it turned out super cute, which is super awesome!
I was inspired by a friends face book post for today’s free printable. I am OBSESSED with honey Bees right now so it was perfect timing. More importantly than the cuteness of those little Bees is the message of Proverbs 16:24!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Words are POWERFUL! They are not only good for your Soul but also healthy for your body! It’s true, I swear! I know we have all heard that saying, “you are what you eat!” I am here to tell you that you are what you THINK AND what you SPEAK as well. Filling up your heart and mind with things that are kind, lovely and pure are just as important as fueling your body with healthy, pure and clean foods! Maybe we should focus on “CLEAN THINKING” like we focus on “CLEAN EATING” and we can get our Hearts and Souls healthy too!
It’s just like when you begin any diet and exercise program, it can seem overwhelming at first. Same with getting your Heart and Soul healthy too! Lots of small changes lead to BIG results! You just have to take that first step and START!
Or Wake up and be awesome if you are the non violent type! I am not usually a fan of fighting but I do not have a problem with Punching Today, Monday, in the face. Poor Monday. It’s not his fault that he comes right after the freakin’ weekend. I bet if anybody is in need of motivation, it would be poor, sad Monday. Can you imagine dragging your @#$ out of bed every week knowing that everybody hates you? I have just talked myself out of wanting to punch today in the face. Now all I want to do is give poor Monday a hug. Maybe we can try kicking Tuesday around for awhile and see how he likes it!
The point I am trying to make is that you gotta get up, get out there and take control of your day like a Boss baby! Do not let even one of those seven days a week own you. YOU OWN THEM! Pinch, Kick, or Karate Chop those little s.o.b’s into submission! Maybe just give Monday a little break. He has been through enough!
Sometimes you have to just smile and say, “Bless your heart!” People don’t always mean what they say or say what they mean for that matter! Those people fall into a group I like to call the “Unintentional Haters.” They don’t really mean to put you down or make you feel bad, they are just unaware or ignorant of their actions. Then you have the “Intentional Haters.” The people that set out to make you feel bad and want to bring you down. That is their goal. Those people suck. They both suck but in different ways. What they DON’T get to do is Suck any of the Awesomeness out of you. Do not waste ANY time worrying about them. Well, you can spend about a minute trying to educate the “Unintentional Hater” on how their words or actions made you feel, but that’s it! If they don’t get it quickly, move on. You have better things to do, like being Super Amazing.
Just smile and say “Bless your heart!”
Drop the mic and Sashay away! Ain’t nobody got time for that. You are too great for hate, guuurrrrrrl!
Good things take time. Blech. If you are anything like me, a statement like that would send a shiver down your spine and a roll straight to your eyes! I am not a patient person. I like instant gratification, INSTANTLY! So, as you can imagine, I HATE how LOOOOONG it is taking to grow my business……. my hair……. my lashes……..my entourage…….MY EMPIRE! I hate waiting. You get the point. I am absolutely no good at it. However, I have learned that there is no way around it.
Overnight success rarely happens overnight! Like when a Singer or Actor gets a big break and all of the sudden are deemed an “overnight success” but what you don’t see is all the hard work they put into it prior to that hit song or break out role! They worked their boom booms off to get to that moment. It took time.
I am learning to appreciate the fact that I am doing something that I LOVE and it won’t be too long before others love it too. I have begun to enjoy the process and am learning soooooo much stuff! It’s okay if it doesn’t happen overnight, cause it’s not gonna. My overnight success is gonna take a little bit longer and yours might too.
Good things take time………………..
Wow. Has it really only been a week since we were here last? It sure feels like a lot more time has passed! I had to go look at the date of my last post to make sure I didn’t actually forget last weeks Motivational Monday. I wouldn’t put it past my #SELFIE! (Nice segue, if i don’t say so myself)
Speaking of #SELFIES, it’s really important that you love yours! I’m not even kidding a little bit. Totes Magoats serious. It’s not always easy but it is always necessary. It takes a lot of practice and by practice, I mean you have to actually put it into practice! It doesn’t come naturally to a lot of people. I would bet most people have a hard time with #SELFIE love and #SELFIE acceptance.
Obviously I am not talking about actual #Selfies here. You know the ones where we position our phones just right to get the best bang for our #SELFIE duck lip buck. But let’s start there any way. I encourage you to bust out that phone take your best #SELFIE and tell you that you love you and that you are going to be nicer to you and that you only want the best for you and you are gonna help you get it.
Be nice to your #SELFIE! No more talking crap about your #SELFIE! No more shaming your #SELFIE! If you don’t have anything nice to say to your #SELFIE, don’t say nothing at all OR better yet THINK OF SOMETHING NICE TO SAY TO YOUR #SELFIE! Treat your #SELFIE the way you want to be treated and accept nothing less than the best from YOU or anybody else! You are a one of a kind miracle from God. There is no one on this earth like you. You are amazing!
Print this out and use it as a daily reminder to LOVE YOUR #SELFIE and get on with it!
Hi there MMers! Today was a cold, dark and rainy day here and it was lovely! It’s also the first day of Spring Break for Little Melindy and that means that big Melindy gets to sleep in! Thank you, Jesus. I live for non school days. They are my favie!
Now I can stay up late and work on those etsy orders that have started to flow in. It’s so exciting! It seems like there is never enough time to do the fun stuff that I
have get to do for Melindy Designs. Sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming and when I get overwhelmed, I tend to get frustrated. I won’t tell you what I tend to get when I get frustrated! Let’s just say it Ain’t pretty.
I don’t always have someone around to “talk me down” when I am in meltdown mode so I take a deep breath and tell myself “you got this.”
I thought this pretty little printable could serve as a visual reminder as well. Whatever you got going on, whatever you are up against, YOU GOT THIS! Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise! Don’t let YOU tell you otherwise because if you don’t believe it, who will??????
You are going to have the best week! Wanna know how I know?
Cause You got this!
Soooooo, normally I write and post these Monday posts in the am! Well, folks it’s 9:15 pm! This daylight savings BS kicked my #$* today. I am SO tired. Like, I am talking bitchy tired. I almost put this off until tomorrow, but I had a little talk with myself about how I am the BOSS of this EMPIRE and I gotta get $#%& done! I even conjured up my little drill sergeant in my head and had him kick my tired, pansy @#$! Sorry bout the language but I did tell you I was bitchy tired!
So here’s to all my tired girls getting it done! May you always Act like a Lady and Think like a Boss (even when you don’t feel like it!)
Good morning Motivational Mondayers! Well it’s technically not morning, it’s now 12:03 but Whatevs. Obviously Mondayers is not a word either! If only you could see all the angry, red squiggly lines all over this post thus far. Technically I am not a very technical kinda girl. In fact, I probably cause all of the grammar gods to shudder with all my run on sentences and my misplaced punctuation and my over the top use of these babies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But that’s OK. Everybody has that something that they are really good at or something that makes them stand out. Even if not standing out is your thing, that’s OK too. You should not be concerned with what others are doing, you should only care about what YOU are doing. Follow your arrow, wherever it points!
Nobody says it better than Kacey Musgraves! If you have not heard her “Follow your Arrow” song, go find it now. I’ll wait……………………….great song right?! I think I might have another Design up my sleeve inspired by another one of her songs!
Be you. Do your own thing. Don’t be afraid to Follow Your Arrow to whatever it is that makes you happy!
Finally, regarding the free printable, I realize that there is an ugly watermark blocking the beautifullness of this weeks printable. I will be EMAILING this weeks printable, without the watermark, to anyone that requests it! You can comment on this post with your email address of you can shoot me an email!
I am coming down hard off of an amazing 4 day long birthday weekend. So it may not be Monday for y’all but it DEFINITELY is for me. Oh birthdays! Birthdays are the best! I love my birthday and being born on Leap Year makes me really appreciate it, so a four day long celebration seems totally appropriate for a birthday that only comes around every four years! Not to mention that Mr. Melindy’s birthday is the day after mine so we are knee deep in birthday partying around here.
Anyhoo, sitting here suffering with birthday withdrawal syndrome I was thinking, why does it have to end? And it’s not just the denial talking here friends, but each day that God wakes us up is like a birthday. A brand new day. A rebirth if you will! You are alive. You are here. Might as well go ahead and celebrate it!
Eat dinner on the pretty dishes. Burn the smelly good candles. Use up all the cute stuff that you have been saving for a special occasion. LIFE is THE special occasion! Enjoy it. Celebrate it! Live every day like it is your birthday cause it kinda is!
Let’s do this Monday thing! After a few weeks of having a hard time staying MOTIVATED I am determined to be productive and positive and you gotta START somewhere so here we go! While I was designing this weeks Motivational Printable I was thinking about how I thought that I didn’t generally have a problem with “Starting,” as much as I have a problem with “Keepin’ it going.” Can I get an Amen? Maybe a small murmuring of “me toos?” No? That’s cool.
Well, I had a small epiphany with myself during my creative process. I realized that it’s not really about “Keeping it going” as much as it is being brave enough to “Start” over and over and over and over again.
Starting over and over and over again may sound more daunting than Keeping it going, (I have lost interest in these ” ” babies) to your brain but it gives my brain a pep in it’s step! Kinda like that “tomorrow is a brand new day” and that “one day at a time” mentality! (And I started over with these ” ” babies) It breaks whatever task or job into smaller, more doable chunks for me.
Looking at the big picture for too long and thinking about the millions of things that need to happen before I can get to the big picture, freaks my freak and I get overwhelmed AND when I feel overwhelmed, I want to give up AND when I want to give up, I choose to START again!!!!
It’s exhausting being me! Maybe you can relate? If you have your own way of coping with getting started or keeping it going, I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment here or shoot me an email
Happy Monday! I hope you are brave enough to start whatever it is that you love doing over and over and over and over and over and over again! Don’t ever stop starting!
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