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Along Abbey Road | A Lifestyle And Family Blog : Perfection

10.17.2011

Perfection


Blouse: LOFT.
Striped tee. LOFT.
Necklace: Vintage.
Belt: LOFT.
Leggings: H&M.
Earrings: H&M.


"Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."  
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I make loads of mistakes. I have my own issues and often beat myself up for making them. But you know what? Emerson has it right. "Blunders and absurdities" definitely weasel their way into life every single day, and letting them dictate life will lead to destruction.

Here is my solution to letting go of those demons and finding peace:

1) Admit your mistakes--denial and excuses are jet fuel to the fire of weakness.
2) Count your blessings--look at all the great things you've created in your life!
3) Control your thoughts-- you are what you think, and your thoughts will ultimately lead you to your actions, which ultimately lead to the formation of your character. Think good things!
4)Pray--whether you believe in a higher power or not, just try it. It works.
5) Love yourself and realize you are only human-- nothing is permanent in this world, especially crappy times. There is always a chance for redemption, at least until you're dead, and even then I'm sure there is room for negotiation.
6) Never give up-- remember that every cloud has a silver lining, and break-throughs often occur when you feel all is lost.
7) Find a hero to look up to-- my inspirational guru is the Pixar company. I'll lend them to you while you find your own even! Read up on them. Anything is possible if you just believe!

Thanks to all of you that have contributed to Breast Cancer Awareness and visited or purchased from my shop! We have raised $80 to donate to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation so far! Woohoo! Let's get to the goal of $100! Who's with me!?

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14 Comments:

At October 17, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Alison said...

I really like this post. It's really easy to start feeling like nothing we do is good enough, but that doesn't really help me. It just gets me down. Thanks for the positive post.

 
At October 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Blogger LADYTRENDY said...

nice outfit!!! :D

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At October 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

great post and cute photos you look lovely as always!

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At October 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Gentri said...

OH my goodness! I have a necklace JUST like that from my grandma!!

 
At October 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Rhiannon said...

great post, you look fantastic!
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At October 17, 2011 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Kaitlin Mattingly said...

mmm love the golden stripes my lady.
cute layering too!

kaitlin xo
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At October 18, 2011 at 6:47 AM , Blogger inmyhansonshirt said...

You look so beautiful!

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At October 18, 2011 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Megan said...

i need that necklace. and i love your ways to finding peace in this chaotic life. xx

 
At October 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

You look so pretty!! and so enjoyed reading such positive quotes!!


<3 Marina
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At October 18, 2011 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Courtney B said...

LOVED this post! Such perfect ways to find peace!
And you are gorgeous! LOVE your baby bump :)

 
At October 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Alyx said...

I just found your blog because of the giveaway at La Vie Petite. Needless to say, I am in love and definitely following!
PS You are an adorable pregnant person.

 
At October 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM , Blogger Camylla Leonardi said...

lOVE THE Outfit!
you look beautiful preggoo!!

Happy Wednesday,
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At October 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM , Blogger Cathy said...

You are precious!
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At October 25, 2011 at 5:30 AM , Blogger Al said...

I'm new to your blog, and this post caught my eyes as I was scrolling down through...What a lovely reminder of how to shed the negative and strive to approach new situations and days with love and positivity in your heart.

Fantastic blog, darling, looking forward to reading more!

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