Take a moment for yourself, yes, that beautiful one staring back at you in the mirror.
The gift you give to yourself doesn’t have to be a new outfit, diamond studs, a fancy trip, or a lavish dining experience. Your gift to yourself can start with just a few moments of me time to observe and acknowledge the following:
Spend some moments in gratitude for all of the lessons you’ve experienced in 2009. Appreciate the highs and the lows and dig deep for the hidden messages in what you’ve been through. Be grateful for your talents, kindness, and compassion you are able to share with the world.
“Gratitude is the acknowledgment of love and well-being. It is a state of mind that creates a direct pathway between ourselves and the abundance of the Universe.”
Forgive those who may have hurt you in the past, but especially learn how to forgive yourself! When we choose to forgive, we release judgment and free ourselves from the prison we’ve created! Set yourself free by letting go.
Stay committed to your dreams by staying on course and not getting side-tracked or letting anyone sway you from your purpose. Respect your work!
Give yourself the gift of “Me Time” that you deserve to sit, reflect, escape, and cherish what’s important to you. It’s a moment where it’s quite okay to be selfish.
It all comes down to OWNING YOUR POWER and standing your ground to what’s true for you! Honor and love yourself with no regrets. If you have a gift that you give to yourself along these lines, share it here. <http://ownyourpower.biz/blog/2009/12/24/4gifts/> Post it and let us know what works for you!
Remember to always take a moment for you…even if it’s for 5 minutes a day. DO IT! You deserve it. After all, what good are you to the rest of us if you are burned out and drained, right? LOL
Take a look in the mirror and reflect on just how remarkable you are. Don’t be afraid to put yourself first.
Own Your Power,
Also On HelloBeautiful:
Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"