Ladies, whether we like it or not we are all born under a spotlight. Everyday we are selling ourselves. Our appearance and actions are a representation of who we are, our philosophies in life. There shouldn’t be a single moment to where we are not putting forth our best.
I’m not saying to put on a show for others, I’m saying to be true to yourself and do it for yourself. There’s an old saying that if we don’t take care of ourselves first, we won’t be able to take care of others. We have examples to look at all around us.
Now, as much as I would like to insert a real life story in here or two. I will not, as I don’t want to speak of people in such a negative way, and that is not what I want to represent. And also, I don’t quite remember what these people were going through at the time, and I can not judge them for their past.
So, back to us!
What I want to speak about in brief, is our own personal foundation. Like a house, if it’s foundation is not strong and solid, things will eventually start to crack and crumble. And even if you have a strong foundation, you can’t forget to keep up maintenance on the rest of the house. You have to check up on the roof, the electrical, the floors, so on and so forth.
I’ve always feared that I would remain stagnant in my life, in my thinking. And for a period of time I did. Until I realized again that I can change everything, and that I do have control over my life and my actions. That everything is my responsibility, no matter what happens.
I started to get to know myself again. And what may work for me may not work for you. The foundation for my foundation in life will always be my religion, as my family matters to me the most, I must always remain strong and on point in all matters of life. So, I understood that I had to always work on improving on myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically…
I had realized that when I wasn’t doing good in work, life, emotions, etc. That my relationship with my family would suffer as well. That’s not what I wanted. I had always wanted them to be better than me.
The curtain is up! We have to take care of ourselves first. People are watching us. How we handle things and carry ourselves.
Especially our children, who repeat what we say and do. Some times we fail to realize that how others see us is how they will act. When we get upset at them, we really aren’t upset with them. We are mad and upset with ourselves, because they only reflect us as we put ourselves out there in the world for them to see. We make it okay, because we do it.
That goes the same in all aspects of our lives not just ourselves and family. You have to get to know yourself again. What works for you? What matters to you? What do you want?
Just always continue to work on yourself or you’ll always be on auto-pilot, just drifting through life. You were made to be different, to be You! So what are you putting out? Are you just playing dress-up at a dress rehearsal or are you on your game? Time is short and the curtain is up.
*Originally posted Dec.28, 2016