Wednesday, October 12, 2016

We BULID we don't BREAK!!!! Let's get REAL....


I have some pretty REAL emotions today as I write this post. BE WARNED. This is me being upfront about a HUGE problem that we ALL face.

I am very thankful that last night I got the chance to talk to some women and young women who came to a class I did at the Stake center (church). I see BEAUTIFUL wonderful women and men get "destroyed" by the huge negativity that is EVERYWHERE we turn.

SELF LOVE and acceptance is SO important.
This world is full of DRAMA...
turn on the TV, go on Facebook, Instagram, Social Media

IT DOES TEAR US DOWN...
it's happening in our own homes. 
It's happening in bad marriages, at school (at all ages),
where we work... 

People can and do TEAR each other down. I guess it makes someone feel better by talking about someone else's physical appearance, traits, etc. It's "not right" to say hurtful mean things about other people but THIS is what is happening.

We all feel times of SELF LOW and sinking,,, yet we must FOCUS on loving our "imperfect" selves. THIS is the KEY...
You are NOT perfect. I am not perfect.
Wow... we are so HARD on ourselves.
It certainly doesn't help when others want to HURT us by unkind words or actions.

In my book, I talked about SELF LOVE. I was made fun of in school because my mother smoked and NO ONE wanted to play with a little girl who smelt like a ash tray. I played alone
on the playground. I got made fun in 5th grade because I wore "jeepers" - aka "not name brand shoes." I could write another book on feeling abandoned, unworthy, and alone in my life. I still struggle at times with the "negative" nasty voice that will say 
"TERESA, YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH."
Can you relate?
Guess what?
SMASH that VOICE and don't listen to ANYONE who tells you that you are not enough.

I am PASSIONATE about standing tall and saying,  
" I LOVE MYSELF TODAY"
"I LOVE MY BODY- imperfections and cellulite and stretch marks"
"MOVE AWAY FROM THE DRAMA"

I think this is WHY I am who I am. I will NOT break people.
I will NOT be that person. You can attack me, you can attack those I love but I will NOT allow anyone to destroy WHO I know
who I am. We learn and grow tremendous lessons from our trials. 

Don't let go of your LIGHT and spread it 
1. to YOURSELF
2. to everyone you meet

I told the girls last night and I tell my children...

"YOU HAVE A CHOICE-
to BUILD or BREAK
others and yourself."

Stop listening to the NEGATIVE in your life. I don't care if it's your best friend, husband, co-worker or a complete stranger.

Surround yourself with people who LOVE and BUILD YOU.
You deserve this. 
Don't allow anyone to have that POWER.
If someone wants to PULL you down and say horrible things about
YOU... that shows much MORE about them and not YOU.

So please STOP listening.
BE STRONG
 LOVE YOURSELF
 BUILD DONT BREAK


Okay... now go spread some LIGHT!!!!
Go SHINE my friends.




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18 comments:

Lisa Kettell said...

This completely inspired me. Thank you so much for posting this!

Have a beautiful day!
Lisa

artescrap by diana said...

THANK YOU!!!! I needed today! :)
LOve you!!!

Lauren Hender said...

It's a tough world and I'm so glad that there a big builders like yourself spreading empowerment. Thank you!

Faye's Crafti Corner said...

❤️❤️❤️

Azucena Neri said...

Thank you very much! I needed this words today.

Yvonne said...

Keep being exactly who you are! I am so proud of you! I love you and Iove who you are! Keep shining that light!

Kit Pope said...

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Alison Bevis said...

Your light shines brightly!!

Charlotte Blakeney said...

Teresa....words spoken by a true leader. I am saving this for Harper's book. Hopefully she will grow up strong and will be able to cast off negative thoughts and words as if she is a bird! We all need affirmation, love and light. We are all beautiful!! Thank you.

Charlotte Blakeney said...

Teresa....words spoken by a true leader. I am saving this for Harper's book. Hopefully she will grow up strong and will be able to cast off negative thoughts and words as if she is a bird! We all need affirmation, love and light. We are all beautiful!! Thank you.

Lisa Escobedo said...

Thank you!😊

gela said...

Thanks for your very very inspirational words!.

Anonymous said...

We are unfortunately in a world where 'reality' shows and political arenas are filled with people who do and say whatever runs through their simple minds. No thought or consideration goes into anything they have to offer to society. We are blessed to hold those close to us who are interested in positive life and living for themselves and others. Staying positive and kind.

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning ANGRY. ANGRY at the World, my family, my extended family, my ex family for taking a very sad moment in all of our lives and turning it into a battle about themselves. I was so Angry I planned while driving how I would sink to their levels and be just as hurtful and selfish. While I know you were talking about something else this part of your post SCREAMED at me.
"YOU HAVE A CHOICE-
to BUILD or BREAK
others and yourself."
Everything in life happens at that moment in time for a reason. Your post came at that perfect moment in time. I will not Break Others or myself out of Anger I will go to church and pray. And for that I thank you.

canadianlinda said...

Great words Teresa , thank you!

Stephanie said...

I love this and needed this! Thank you!

Raquel MartΓ­n said...

Thank you for share this sincere message.

Mylissa Stout said...

Teresa .... I just wanted to let you know....YOU are ALWAYS an INSPIRATION to Me! Your messages help me stay steady! YOU speak the TRUTH!!! Oh how I miss our times together...in a Big Way!