When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass. .
The poem given to the U/15 basketball team by our Coach. The meaning and lesson wasn't for us as basketball players but as adolescents becoming young men.
Sister Sunday ❤
The Balance in my life. I see...
Three women who've faced struggles that many know nothing about. Three women who've loved with their entire being. Three women who've stood the test of many trials. Three women who've faught for what they believe in. Three women who will love you like no other. Three imperfect mothers who try to be better for their children every day. Three woman who will speak truth, even when it may hurt. Three woman who were brought together because God knew we needed each other.
As we sit at the table together we talked about our strengths that we bring to each other. It's amazing how we each carry something the other needs in each other's life. No, we don't have the picture perfect relationship. But over time, we've learned and grown into strengthening our bond with one another. The one thing these three women will never do is stop fighting for those we love. So no matter what comes our way. We will never stop fighting for each other♡. #sistersunday#threewomen#sisters#imperfect#ourdadsdaughters#gonzalesgirls#transparency#balance#strength
Own who you are. Don't change to fit in when you were born to stand out. Being the same as everyone else is boring. I love my white skin, I'm not going to go lay in a tanning bed because everyone else is. I love my stretch marks, I'm not going to wear clothes that cover them because society tells me to.... I am me. And I love the way that I am. Perfectly imperfect. And that's good enough for me. #imperfect#perfect#confidence#snapchat#follow#likes
Food for thought here..these days everyone is just looking for the next best thing. But rarely does anyone stop and actually try to get to know someone for who they truly are. Every one has flaws, nobody is perfect(I don't care who you are, you arent). I hate to see great people rejected because what? They are a smartass, they're too short, too tall, too dorky, too this too that. Learn to love people and the flaws that make them who they are. Love them for the past that built them into who they are. Love them and build a better future together, better each other don't tear each other down. See someone perfect for how imperfectly perfect they are...don't run at the first problem...stick around and find that people can surprise you once they open up♡♡
Between a team call, random tv shows, epic fails, a nap, front yard soccer matches, and other random shit... meal prep is done ✅🙌 I really don't care how long it takes me to do it... I just care that it gets done. This is a non negotiable for me. Come hell or high water I make sure THIS gets done because I don't have time to cook during the week.
I don't claim to be perfect. I actually don't really want to be 🤷♀️ I'm very happy being perfectly imperfect 👍 Did I mention the chips and guac last week?!? Or the donut I ate?!?🍩🙈😂 I'm not even mad at myself. It is what it is.
Onward and upward. I'm cool with 90% on point, 10% not. I'm human and chips, quac, and donuts are amazeballs!! 🙌
Don't strive for perfection, strive for better than you did the day before.
Happy Sunday lovelies!! I hope you all have an amazing week ❤️ #mealprep#foodisfuel#perfectly#imperfect#notperfect#donuts#momlife#familyfuel#fambam#striveforprogressnotperfection#sundayfunday
To be young and passionate about God is something society perceives as distasteful and unorthodox. I just recently told God that I'm no longer going to strive to be understood or accepted. I'm far from perfect, I'm not the ideal image of a "Christian" but I'M ALL IN THIS THANG BABY❤️🌊 #IMPERFECT#GOINGIN#NOHALFSTEPS
Shining a spotlight on my imperfections and bad habits, as well as everything else is to prove that I'm human, real, and coming from a place of humility. I am better than no one; and you can bet your ass that one is better than me.
Cause someone told me I never show my entire face on here lol...Darn right. I mean everyone does that and why do what everyone else does? I wouldn't be Mist if I did. 😁 This is me, almond shaped eyes, ginormous lips, bare faced, I have no idea what contouring is or how to properly apply make-up, my hair is always disheveled, I prefer men's baggy t-shirts instead of anything girly, I snort when I laugh & drool in my sleep (it's a big lip thing I think). Shout out to God for coming thru with the natural sunshine filter. 😁🙌🏾🤘🏽 #Mist101#Misting#Face#Basic#Selfie#RareSighting#Imperfect#Me#CaliforniaGirl#Seattle#PNW#Sunshine
You are not replaceable.
You are not disposable.
You are not to be tossed aside in favor of convenience.
If you are in my heart, you are irreplaceable.
Your value is immeasurable.
And you will know so, through my respect, my trust, and my loyalty.
If your relationships, including your friendships, feel like a never ending series of excuses, please know that if you set the bar higher, the good will come.
I spent yesterday talking to a friend of mine. She's having issues with her self confidence and body image. The more I talked to her the more I felt so greatful for the work I've put into my own bopo journey. I could have very easily been in the same boat as her. When you get bullied and physically had your arm broken just because you look different, aka you were fat. When the way you look means people judge your personality and think your jealous so they hate you and literally cost you your job. When you can't leave the house because of the way you look. When you can't even start to get motivated to explore anything you love because your afraid of being judged. When your anxiety about being in front of people you don't know is so bad you can't move. Your afriad that one last negative comment will be the straw, one that will break what your holding together mentally a d emotionally. When you take every negative cristism to heart and it destroys you even if it's from a stranger. When you haven't looked at yourself in a mirror in years because if you do you'll beat yourself down more. When your belief in life is to be with people, but you dont have a single friend left cause your convinced they don't need you. That the world won't miss you. That you're the most uninteresting, worthless, waste of space on this planet and all you do is disappoint everyone you love. That's what fat shaming can do to you. That's what demanding people monitor their weight too early in life can do. That's what hyper focusing on the negative that comes with being fat can do. Your a living dead person. This is why fat acceptance matters. This is why body positivity matters. Without it my friend, the purest person I know with absoulte love and belief in people, is dying...from the inside out; not because of her fat, but because of how people have treated her being fat.