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My Definition Of A True Princess

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Prides herself in who she has been created to be and never seeks to be a duplicate of someone else.

Recognises her worth and the greatness that lies within her.  Therefore, she sets high standards for herself and lives by them.  She does not tolerate inappropriate behaviour towards her and has healthy boundaries in place to safeguard her.

Insightful of her unique giftings, calling and, frankly speaking, why she is here on planet Earth!  This then makes her focused as she strives to live purposefully, every day.

Never misses a good opportunity and seizes every chance that comes by her way.  Never admits defeat but always looks for new and/or more ways to make things happen.

Continually nurtures and invests in herself spiritually, physically, emotionally, financially, educationally, and much more, daily – because she knows she is worth it!  She spends time working on both the internal and external parts of her being.

Excels in all that she does and takes the necessary steps to be her best.  Gives no room for procrastination, mediocrity, or fear.  Known for always taking huge leaps of faith and boldly stepping where others may not have stepped before.

Systematically makes plans about her life and implements them.  Because she is not selfish, she consistently considers how she can make her life count and impact her world.

Shares her gifts, talents, and abilities with the world as she recognises she is an Ambassador here on earth.  She strives to leave a godly legacy behind and is celebrated well after she is no longer with us.

Tips To Curbing Your Holiday Spending

Holidaycooking Surveys have shown that food shopping bills can be as high as the spending on presents (if not higher by the time you add alcohol!).  So is there a way to cut down on your food shopping bill and still have a fun-filled holiday?  Absolutely!  Here are a few tips:

  • Get out there early and stock up.  Have you ever left your holiday season shopping to the last minute only to find the rejects left behind which can include expensive food ranges?  The trick is to get there before the hoards do and stock up your freezers, cupboards, etc early.
  • Look for alternatives to the usual.  Have you considered trying non-conventional holiday food?  It can be fun as well as taking the monotony of the yearly ritual.  In my family, we decided a long time ago to celebrate Christmas by having every other bird but turkey (especially as we don’t really like it anyway!).  Though we have a few Christmas bits ‘n’ pieces, we just look for equally sweet ‘n’ nice alternatives which don’t cost an arm and a leg – just because it’s Christmas.  You might discover cos all the attention is on turkeys, other birds don’t get as much as a look in and may even be reduced in price for that reason.
  • Have a joint Christmas celebration.  This is the perfect solution for all the singles out there as you can partner with one or more other singles and share the bill.  The same can also work for families too as long as you are clear who is doing what.  That way, you get to spread the costs meaning more in your pocket.

If all fails, why not just cut your coat according to your size, do what you can do to celebrate the day and look forward to more prosperous days ahead.  After all, it’s only one day!

What’s Keeping Your Torch Burning?

What’s Keeping Your Torch Burning?

Have you noticed that you can have all the money, fame, and success in the world and still be miserable? Have you ever wondered why? Well, I have come to realize that these things were designed to enhance our lives i.e. be a blessing to us. The mistake many make is that these become the fuel that keeps their torch burning. (more…)

Top Five Tips On How To Be The Best You At All Times

Top Five Tips On How To Be The Best You At All Times

  1. Have some daily habits incorporated into your daily regimen like exercise, reading, praying, etc.
  2. Carve out some ‘Me Time’ every day to reflect, rest, or play – regardless of how busy you are. You owe it to yourself.
  3. Create a mission statement that will sum up the life you want to live and plan to live accordingly.
  4. Get clued up! Educate yourself. Ignorance is not bliss and what you don’t know may kill you. Take a course, read/listen to books, attend a seminar.
  5. Ensure all your physical, spiritual, and emotional needs are being met daily. Without this, you may find the quality of your live diminishing.

Stay In Control

Stay In Control

As another birthday zoomed past me, I began to reflect whether I was living the life I set out to live. Was I where I thought I would be? Was my life going in the direction I wanted it to go?

After mulling over this for a while, I realised that there were some areas of my life I was happy with. However, there were other areas I did not get the results I wanted. I quickly came to the conclusion that the areas I soared in were areas I had taken charge of whilst the ‘other’ areas were aspects of my life I, consciously or not, did not take ownership of. The result was that either nothing happened or others took ownership of it and I did not like the outcome. One of these areas was how I managed my time, which I know I could improve on.

My realization inspired me to take ownership of these areas and proactively do something about them. And so, I am working on it. To help you along the way, this month’s eWoman eZine feature article, “Take Charge Of Your Life & Start Living Again” will prove useful.

Keep Soaring!

Gladys

PS: I am pleased to say there are two areas I took ownership of. The first was I finally published my first book,
Overcoming Emotional Baggage: A Woman’s Guide To Living The Abundant Life (Milestones International Publishers, 2006)  – yipeee!  Further details to follow!! The other was I set myself a challenge last year June to read two books a month. Well since then, I have read/listened to about 33+ and counting! Taking charge really does work!

Is It Time For A Break?

Is It Time For A Break?

Many of us (me included) rush around through life trying to accomplish our great dreams and goals. Day in, day out, we forge ahead at full speed despite the huge challenges and pressures we face (not forgetting the disappointments too!). Yet many of us don’t know when to apply the breaks. Before you know it, your effectiveness, productivity, capabilities, motivation, etc plummets. (more…)