Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How Small Changes in YOUR Life Can Give YOU a GLOW

Changes, Glow, Life, Traveling, Personal Development, Peace, Happiness, Traveling
Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself. ~ Maya Angelou
Do you ever look at people and notice that they have a certain type of glow about themselves?
No, I’m not talking about that pregnancy glow! It’s a glow of sheer happiness and finally loving yourself and being confident of who you are.

It’s a glow that states, “I’m in a happy place in life.”

It’s a glow of finally being at peace. One that states you have arrived. Or, should I say in my NeNe’s voice (Housewives of Atlanta) “Honey, (two fingers snap,) I’ve arrived!”
When you notice their glow or peacefulness, do you become jealous?  Do you wish you were in your happy place regardless of what life throws at you?
The other day we were all sitting in my home talking about life and just having fun, and in walks my little cousin. It’s like she made this grand entrance, but in reality she didn’t.
We all stopped talking, looked at her and we all said at one time, “LOOK AT YOU!” “Look how cute.” We were all just raving about her appearance. She had on a nice ensemble and the shoes were definitely on point, I might add.
But, it wasn’t just her outer appearance that caught our attention. It was this glow she had. The air of confidence, peace and happiness. We all teased her about who was the new man in her life? She just grinned.
My friend told her she was really proud of her, that she really looks good and looks happy. She stated it was because she’s finally in a happy place. She loves her job; she’s traveling more and looking into buying a home. A couple of years ago, this was not the same person.
She stated that she has finally learned to love herself. It was no longer based on others loving her anymore. Or, waiting for someone else to make her happy. She was no longer letting life pass her by.
That’s where the traveling came in. Just this year alone she’s taken four trips and has about three more to go before year end. Now, that’s what I’m talking about! She’s now living life, like it’s suppose to be lived and enjoying everything along the way.
I was so happy to hear this because I’ve witnessed some of the trials she has encountered. It truly was a blessing to see her standing in front of me being positive and having a better outlook on life.
Now, enough about her. (lol)    
Let’s talk about how you can obain that glow. It all starts with a decision YOU have to make. YOU HOLD THE KEY TO YOUR HAPPINESS!
Are there changes in your life you can make to create your glow? Sure, there is!
For starters, let’s examine a few things:
1.       Are there people you are holding on to, that you should’ve let go a long time ago? Sometimes in life we tend to hold on to others when we know that person’s expiration date in our life has expired. People come in your life for a reason, season, or a lifetime. It’s a possibility their season is over. You have to look at it like this, is this person bringing anything meaningful to my life anymore? Is this person draining my energy more than lifting me up? Deciding to make a change in your life for the better and rid the toxic people out of your life could be just want you need. Let Go and Let GOD!
2.       Are you basing your happiness on what others think of you? This happens a lot in life. People tend to base their happiness about other people’s thoughts of them. I can assure you one thing. Everybody will not like you nor salute you. One thing you have to understand in life is that YOU will not be able to EVER please everyone. NEVER! Once you understand this, you will FREE yourself from other people’s opinions and live up to your OWN standards. Truthfully, the only opinion that matters is yours and GOD! Create your GLOW!
3.      Is there something you are holding on to from your past, like old regrets, negative thoughts, and/or old grudges? Let that GO… There’s nothing like freeing yourself from the past. The past is just that the past and there’s nothing you can do about it. The one thing you can do, in the present is to make better choices, decide to be happy and create your glow. Let’s talk about those grudges. I can promise you those grudges you are holding on to against someone are possibly the last thing on that person’s mind! You are walking around here all tight lipped, jaws tight and that person is living their life. Let that shit GO!
When you decide to make small or big changes in your life, you are deciding to create a better life for yourself and those around you. You will no longer base your happiness on others and their thoughts about you. You will do what you need to do for YOU! You are the only one that can make the decision to make the necessary changes in your life to be happy! Only you!
Once you start to understand that it’s time for you to stop worrying about the things you can’t control and start focusing on more positive things in your life, it is then you will create your glow.
Make the decision today to create your glow, so that when you make your grand entrance into a room, people will know right off that you love yourself, you are at peace and you are in a happy place in your life. It will be written all over your face.
Start today and create your GLOW!
Let’s Chat:
Are you in a happy place in life?
Do you want to be happy?
Are you willing to make the necessary changes?
What changes in your life can you make to create your glow?

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Spread your wings and fly…

Be Encouraged,