I'm still on my inspirational kick! When I was a kid I used to keep all of my fortunes from the fortune cookies I ate. I'd put them in this cute little box and pick out different ones all the time. It was fun to read them and see if they applied to the question I asked, or the way I was feeling. This DIY is a more modern version of that idea.
You may also want a book of quotes, or a list of goals you're wanting to accomplish.
1. Tie the ribbon in a bow around the mason jar.
2. Cut the excess ribbon at an angle.
3. Take the colored paper strips, and make sure they're about the width of your thumb.
4. Write inspirational quotes, or goals on each strip of paper. Then fold them up.
Boom! You're done! Whenever you're feeling down you can always reach into your jar for a little pick-me-up. My quotes in the picture above say:
"Never give up until you've given out your very best. It's better to fail trying than wondering what could have happened if you tried."
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
"All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
Just a few shots of what's in my notebook. I use this thing all the time as a home for new ideas and daily inspiration. I feel naked without it! The quote that I placed in my notebook is so inspirational. As soon as I read it I knew I had to put it in my book. It's by Marianne Williamson and it really resonates with me. In case you can't read my handwriting the quote says:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of the universe. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Beautiful. Hope you feel as inspired as I do.
Goodness! I've been really busy lately! I came back from L.A. and my old friend Ale reminded me that we were going to see Drake on Wednesday. I had totally forgotten! We got our tickets this summer for a steal, but at the mention of attending the concert I got really excited! I've never been to a really big concert before. I usually prefer to go to small venues like The House of Blues, but I had a ton of fun at J.Cole so I was honestly hoping that Drake would be just as good.
Miguel was his opener and man does he have great energy! He was so fun! He kept cracking jokes and dancing all over the stage. He even dropped down into the splits at one point! It was really cool, and I liked his set so much because he didn't sing his songs exactly the way I've heard them. He made them a little different and mixed a couple together. It was a pretty cool combination.
Drake was a pretty good show, but I don't really think he's a performer. He's a great artist, he sounds exactly the same live as he does on his album but I wasn't all that impressed by his energy or his set. I really felt the passion from J.Cole when he performed and I just didn't feel like that same passion was coming from Drake.
Jon took me to the airport this morning... This trip was so fast! It literally flew by! While I'm sad to be leaving I am grateful for the time I got to have here, and for the adventures I got to experience. I met so many people and was able to see so many different parts of L.A.! I definitely think I made my trip a productive one.
I'm currently in the Phoenix airport for my two hour layover, so I thought I'd write a post to kill some time. I've got about thirty minutes left, so I'm going to go find a bite to eat before I go catch my plane. The next time I post I'll be in Texas!