Word [of] Encouragement Wednesdays: 7/15

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” – James Keller

You should always try to light the candle of another person, in other words, inspire them. Honestly, you have nothing to lose, you can only gain. The world can literally only gain from having more light in the world. As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.” So start today by encouraging people to pursue their dreams, and goals and lighting more candles in the world. Be a positive force of goodness, that spreads like a wildfire. Stay Encouraged.

-Ladies & Co. 

Words [of] Encouragement Wednesday: 7/8

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an air plane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~Henry Ford

Even when things get hard and seem impossible, you must keep going! You can do whatever you set your mind to. Just like a plane, once you start taking off you will be unstoppable. When things start to get overwhelming, stop and take a moment to reground for a moment, and then keep going! Stay Encouraged.

-Ladies & Co. 

Love Yourself Challenge Week Three: Meditate On This!

So week three’s challenge was to take 3 minutes of my day, and really think about this quote and what it means. “People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder,” -Salma Hayek.

Meditating on this quote gave me the opportunity to more deeply understand how I view beauty. Beauty is different to everyone. I am the beholder of beauty. I am the judge of what is beautiful to me. When I journey throughout my day I notice things, I notice the earth, other people, my environment, and myself. I think to myself of the things I long to see, and I awe at sights that I deem beautiful. It is so easy to look into the mirror and to think that I am not beautiful, but it is also so easy to look into the mirror and to think wow I’m so beautiful. When I look in the mirror I either see myself how I think other people see me or how I truly see myself. How I truly see myself is always more positive than how I think others view me. I’m not sure why so often when I look into the mirror I think of how others see me first. The truth is that I will never know how others see me, so it is pointless for me to try to imagine. I am beautiful to me and that is all that matters. God granted me, and no one else, authority over my body. Therefore, I should never give someone else power over me by placing their opinions of myself above my own. When I look in the mirror I see God’s precious daughter. I see a Godly woman destined for greatness. I see God’s masterpiece, a one of a kind sculpture. When I look in the mirror I see my beauty. I see my perfections and my flaws and I marvel at how they work together to make me who I am. We are the beholders of our own beauty. No one else should ever hold that power over us. We are beautiful, we are God’s magnificent creations.

With Love,

– Heather

Words [of] Encouragement Wednesday: 6/24

“But remember that you have to move on, somehow. You just pick your head up, and stare at something beautiful like the sky, or the ocean, and you move the hell on.” – James Patterson

Moving on is hard, because it requires you to let go of the past, and step into the unknown (also known as the future). But you have to move on, especially if you are currently in a situation that is causing you pain. Leaving your painful situations or negative people is not a sign of weakness – it’s the purest forms of self-love, self-preservation. It’s okay to walk out of someone’s life especially if you don’t feel wanted or cared for in their life. One of the best and most rewarding things you will ever do for yourself is love yourself. Once you’ve decided to let go of that pain and move on, you’ve become one of the strongest people in the world. You can do it, even when things get super hard. I believe in you. Stay Encouraged.
– Ladies & Co. 

Words [of] Encouragement Wednesday: 5/27

“If a train doesn’t stop at your station, then it’s not your train.” – Marianne Williamson

Don’t force or chase things that aren’t meant to be for you. If it is meant for you, it will come to you, or you will definitely have a way of knowing its for you. This goes for relationships (romantic or otherwise) too. Stop chasing people, the people who are supposed to be in your life will be there. Stay Encouraged.

– Ladies and Company 

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How many chances do you give someone who’s not making any changes. Their mouth keeps saying some thing but their actions are saying something different. You have to forgive them for wasting your time and move on!

-Tony A. Gaskins Jr.