Buffalo Plaid + A Confidence Boost
Happy #FASHIONWEDNESDAY, party people! I’ve been on the go for days it seems, and then all of a sudden it was time for a fashion post and I was coming up empty. So, this morning, I got up early, snagged my husband and his favorite buffalo plaid flannel (for me, of course!) and dragged him out in the -3 degree weather to take some pictures of me. He. Is. A. Saint, y’all. A – if you’re reading this, you the real MVP.
Buffalo Plaid + A Confidence Boost
I’ve seen a lot of post on Facebook recently that are just awful. People are tearing others down like it’s their JOB. My goodness. So, in light of it being Christmastime, I thought I would share with you 6 ways to lift up the people in your life and spread a little Christmas cheer (all year round).
1. Applaud successes.
Maybe let’s stop focusing on how people look, but rather how they act. Be the champion of your loved ones. Even small victories deserve to be celebrated. And we all need an excuse to buy 24 sparkly gold balloons, right?
2. Be encouraging.
Think about what you say before you say it. Is it going to be constructive or kind? Sometimes, hard things need to be said. I get that. But there is always a tactful way to say it. Encouragement shows sincerity and belief in someone. We all need a little bit of that, amiright??
3. Forgive quickly.
This one has exceptions, OBVIOUSLY. But for most things, man, life is hard isn’t it? Being a human is DANG hard and sometimes we need others around us to show a little forgiveness. I am working on this one because I can hold a mean grudge. My mantra for this month is to let. it. go.
4. Cut the gossip.
Gossip is a natural way of life for everyone. We all share stories we heard about others, scandalous moments around us, etc. But before you open your mouth to share someone else’s story, think about this: is it true? is it hurtful? will it benefit you in ANY way by sharing it?
5. Share knowledge.
Tell your friend where you got the boots she likes so much. Show the girl next door how to take the perfect photo. Show someone how to work their computer. There is enough room in this world for everyone. Hoarding knowledge because you want to be the only one in those particular shoes or the only one who can master the perfect selfie isn’t worth it. Make someone’s day.
6. Love those around you.
I struggle with this one. How can I love people I don’t even like?! But the thing is, everyone is struggling, even when they don’t look like they are. We’ve all got our battles. Just because you think your battle is bigger than someone else’s doesn’t make theirs any less of a fight. Try your best to be kind. Even when you are standing in line in Target and the woman in front of you WILL NOT stop talking to the cashier and they’re moving slower than two sloths. 😉
P.S. The best things in life come from your husband’s closet, don’t they? This buffalo plaid shirt was grudgingly passed down to me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This is the PERFECT plaid for this season. Shop the look below and make sure to snag these pieces while they’re on sale!
I love all of my readers. I think you are all wonderful. You encourage me EVERY DAY to be a better person. Thank you SO much. You have no idea how much I appreciate the sweet words you comment.
Let’s all make the commitment this month to build people up. All people. Even if you don’t like them that much. Even if they were rude to you in the makeup aisle at Sephora. Even if they said you had big ears in first grade (you know who you are). Let’s make like Elsa and LET IT GO.
I hope you enjoyed this post and learned something new today. 🙂
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