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Whooeee!

I’m just so PROUD of us!
Some of you may have wondered if you’d make it through 2020 with your sanity intact. (Mine is still a bit questionable, lol.)
But your spirit is resilient and like I’ve told you,

you are amazing my friend!

Give yourself grace, darlings. It ain’t over yet.

But for sho ’nuff you have learned some coping skills and your creativity and problem solving skills have grown so much.
See? You are awesome!

Love y’all truly, and so appreciate each one of you.

Passionista Mimi
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You Can Choose to Start Anew

So here we are…a new year, a new beginning. Many of us are worn out. Some of us had too much to bear in 2020. Some of us actually had some really good stuff happen this past year. However you feel, just know that you do have choices. It may not feel like it, but you can decide right now to have a more grateful heart, to show more kindness, have compassion, and especially grace for yourself.

We are so very hard on ourselves. We expect so much. And our spirits get worn out. So I ask you, please try–try to love yourself even more, try to allow mistakes and sometimes downright failures, try to know that you are doing the best you can in life.

You really are terrific! Don’t compare–that robs your joy.

Try to do something that fills your well.

And please know that I am here rooting for you. This year may be a lot like jumping off a high dive, not knowing if there is water in the pool! We really do not know what’s ahead.

Let’s make a pact to support each other, okay? Reach out to people, even when you feel like covering your head. Because when one of us soars we ALL rise!!

I really do appreciate all of you, you who take the time to read my sporadic posts. Life sure does take us on a journey, huh? I just hope that I can be a part of your journey, offering encouragement along the way. Because THAT is how I thrive, knowing that I have offered a word of comfort, inspiration, or encouragement to someone.

Take care, my friends. My thoughts are with you as you begin this untold journey.

Love and big hugs,

Passionista Mimi

If you’d like to see more of my encouragement items you can go to Empowordment Cards by Mimi

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Self-love and Creativity

 

My precious friend, Amy Marzluff, wrote these words after viewing my InstaGram post on Self-love. (She actually wrote them about me—blush.) I’ll be writing about the selflovebeauty.com photo shoot soon, but here’s the IG photo I posted.


I believe what Amy wrote applies to each of us, since:

1) I truly believe that each of us holds creative power,

2) we ALL have the ability to encourage and lighten someone’s day!

3) we all have a unique voice, a story that needs to be heard.

All that is lacking in many of us is the courage and/or finding a platform.

 

 

Telling our story means becoming vulnerable.

But oh the feeling when our story touches someone’s heart and helps them!!

Don’t let fear or believing lies keep you from sharing your gifts with the world.

 

 

To read more about these things, scroll through previous posts. I talk about them a lot. 🙂

 

 

Have a wonderful day!

Passionista Mimi