Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I was reading a book written by my new friend S. As soon as I opened the cover I knew it would sit right in my heart. She started her story with a quote:

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile."
~Mother Teresa

I haven't been able to get these words out of my head. They remind me that no matter what is happening in our jobs, families, or friendships that may be challenging if we practice Mother Teresa's words we have a positive purpose in life every single day.

BPositive and BFree with your Kindness!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Good, The Bad and Everything in Between

AB is going out for drinks for her birthday... CD is getting married... EF just had a baby... GH is gearing up for the big game...IJ just ran 5 miles...KL is watching her daughter's ballet recital... MN is having a perfectly fall day in New England... And so on and so on and so on...

We all do this. And there is no shame in it. In fact as soon as I'm finished this post is going straight to my Facebook page...

But it got me thinking about how we feel about ourselves and others at the various stages of our lives. We usually share the good stuff, the joyous stuff, the photos that make us shine. Sometimes we share the woes of bad days, sleepless nights and boss horror stories. But this post is not really about Facebook. It's about YOU. It's about ME. It's about all of US. It's about life.

This is a reminder to be kind to yourself. Be gentle with your own state of mind. Be patient with your life and your happiness. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, do it for you. Do it for your happiness. Just because someone is celebrating doesn't mean you have to feel ashamed for shedding a tear. You don't have to be perfect. You can feel disappointed. You can have a bad day or a great one too. Just feel whatever you feel for your sake and no one else's. and celebrate wherever you are in life right now.

As I've always been open here I'll share where I am. I'm tired. I'm overworked. I miss spending time with husband. My house is a mess. I'm enjoying eating what I like because I run every weekend. I love being a vegan but i miss cheese! I don't always love work but I find something I enjoy about it every day. I wish I could be home more. I miss my family. I love my friends here and they cheer me up. Sometimes I post good things about my life because it makes me feel better. When I'm exhausted I want to just scream at people! This could go on and on. Its definitely not perfect but it's where I am. I don't shout it out much because its so far from perfect. But tomorrow I'm going to celebrate my life. All the good, all the bad and everything in between.

Let yourself shine in EVERYTHING tomorrow. Celebrate the present you :) Below are two pictures. One that represents the me that loves where I am and the me that hates it! It feels kind of freeing to show the ugly! Try it.. I dare you

BPositive and BFree!