When you were little did you play at being someone else? Like your favorite super-hero, a princess, or a cowgirl? You had fun, right? And, at the end of playtime you went back to being who you were.
“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.” - Diana Vreeland
Elegance is indeed in the mind. It is the subtle combination of choices to create beauty imbued with contentment.
Why is it that many times the word happy makes us precisely the opposite…not happy? I suppose it is because happiness, the result of being happy, is something we are a bit scared of.
“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” - Amelia Barr
Today, modern life is begging us to simplify; to go back to the “simpler things in life.”
Understanding that we do not and cannot control events and their timing is mastering the first step in patience. Letting go. Things will come when they may. You must be ready to receive them when they do.
How do you choose to live your life? Debit or Credit? Are you pleased with the yield and do you feel safe with the investments that you have made in yourself? Or, do you have to tweak a little?
Doing things is leading a well life. There is wellness in doing. There is great merit in doing things in the service of others. Doing at the end of each day allows you to be at peace when you lay your head down to sleep.
The universe tends to work in marvelous ways pairing people and places in order for them to become friends, grow their businesses and try to make a better world together. This is the case between the incredible Elizabeth Mast’s Talulah & HESS and BuDhaGirl.
Whatever happened to turning the lights on and looking in the mirror? Whatever happened to self-reflection and a sense of decorum? Whatever happened to having a sense that it is not alright to look and do whatever you want in life…especially at work, in an airplane, in a restaurant, or at the gym??
“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” - Katherine Hepburn We must live each and every day as if it were our very last; and part of living that way is working/doing something that we love every day.
Our daily inner lives (thoughts) (conversations), are full of wishes…we are full of possibilities. These possibilities however are very much a struggle between good and not so good (bad).
Don’t you wish at times you could push a re-set button, un-ring the bell if you will?
Have you ever stopped to think about what your motives truly are? Yes, that’s right why you think the way you think, say what you say, do what you do, and act like you act…?
“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” Charles F. Kettering
“Fashion is the mirror of history.” Louis XIV of France
Of course today is a celebration at BuDhaGirl…we love pink! We think pink. We see the world through pink colored glasses, and we feel that everything is coming up PINK roses.
Here’s the BuDhaGirl team showing off the many hues of pink…everything from the most tender flesh-pink to a vibrant Schiaparelli would-kill-for pink. Fred approves (BuDhaKitty).
Blessed be he amongst pink.
Idrees, our rock-star tech and innovation guru is loved by all BuDhaGirls at BDGHQ. He helps us whenever we need a little of his magic to make all our systems work seamlessly.
How can you not?
Happy National Pink Day from all us BuDhaGirls to all you BuDhagirls!
In life we set goals for ourselves, both small and large. Achieving these goals takes discipline, self-control, perseverance, flexibility, and perhaps the most important: resilience.
Jessica: “Happy Father’s Day…I always loved this image of my father with Hemingway…two boys fishing. I think that’s what my dad would have loved to be doing on father’s day…”
Molly: “My dad was a brilliant man with a wonderful (and sometimes bawdy) sense of humor. The most valuable lesson he modeled and taught me was to take things in stride and have what called a “sense of the ridiculous.” Even when things went wildly awry, he taught me to find the humor in it, dust myself off, and move forward. I credit him for my resilience, and I miss him every day.”
Ginger: “The greatest gift from my dad was the knowledge to work on cars. This gave me confidence & independence. Thanks Dad!”
Chloe: “My dad taught me how to speak my mind, give my honest opinion, and not put up with any ones crap.”
Sydney: “My dad is a hard worker with a never give up attitude. I can always go to him for support and advice on anything I do, and I can’t thank him enough.”
Bianca: “Your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” -Unknown
Hawa: “A little girl giggles when she is denied ice-cream by her mother, she knows daddy will get her some later.” -Unknown
Jennifer: “My dad taught me how to appreciate quality time.”
Sarahy: “My dad has a great sense of humor and is always willing to help. He would make fun of you bad haha, but if you ever needed anything he was there.”
Irma: “My dad is the most peaceful/sweet human on this earth.”
Idrees: “My father moved across borders to give his children the education and life that he could never have. I often complained why he moved to India when Kenya was such a beautiful place to leave. But, if it weren’t for him and his bold decisions, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you so much dad!”
Kate: “My dad is so cool. I’m convinced he’s a real life James Bond.”
Diana: “My dad is the most loving, hardworking man I know. A kid at heart with a great sense of humor and super powers.”
Happy Fathers Day to all of the BDG dads!
If you could have a life alarm to notify you when you were doing something, what would it be?
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