Showing posts with label Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monday. Show all posts

Monday, September 7, 2015

{#MotivationMonday} Leave a Prayer/Good Vibe - Get a Prayer/Good Vibe


Have you ever noticed how easy it is for you to 'kick it into gear' when you are helping someone else? Some deem this a 'helpers high' - where you feel better when you are doing something good for someone else.

Many people feel their prayers work the same way. They feel when they are praying for someone else that their prayers seem 'more powerful' - but not so much when they pray for themselves.

I can't say this is or isn't true - but I can say as a Life Coach the weight you put on that perception can certainly sway your outcomes.

In my humble opinion I think that when we pray or send good vibes to/for other people, we tend to be incredibly precise, it's a focused prayer, when we pray for ourselves, we often feel the need to 'explain ourselves' to explain why we are praying for a specific outcome and tend to include what we have tried to do on our own but felt we failed on, we throw in too many 'additionals/variables' - they say the Universe is very specific, and so our prayers and affirmations should be specific AND very concise.

I agree.

While I love hosting a Weekly Moment of Gratitude on Ascending Butterfly (and I still recommend keeping a daily gratitude journal where you end each day and list three simple things you are grateful for - these are my favorite journals to re-read), I thought I would mix things up a bit and offer a leave a prayer/good vibe request and take a prayer/good vibe request. I have seen these on the interwebs in various places and I have been amazed at how it's brought disparate communities together on a global scale.

Please note this is NOT a 'lets get into a religious debate' post/thread.  You can participate in this even if you are an atheist, hence the reason I used the term 'prayer OR good vibe'. It doesn't matter what religion you are (or aren't), I believe our words have tremendous power, let's use them to HELP one another.

Can you imagine what a better place our world COULD be if we took a moment to pray for a stranger instead of bullying, teasing or watching a fight video on YouTube?

Do you think you need prayer? Ask yourself these questions:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Is there a roadblock you are experiencing?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Do you feel like you are at a crossroads in some aspect of your life?

Crossroads are a great indicator that you are in fact ready for change. Let's surrender it all to prayer/good vibes.

This week I Leave a Prayer and Good Vibes for:

The Family and Friends of Dr. Wayne Dyer who passed away on August 31st. Our world lost a tremendous spirit, so I take a moment to pray for his passing and for the next phase of his journey. I think the best way we as a society can honor his life is by becoming 'change agents' and being that change that we wish to see in this world.

And I seek a Prayer: 

Recently I experienced  the shocking and very eye-opening experience of having been followed into my apartment complex. My both hands were full (heavy bags of groceries in one hand a large pizza box in the other) and I live in a walk up with no elevator so I had to think quickly. I short stopped suddenly and stared the person right in the eye, he was confused by my decisiveness I'm sure and then turned and changed his mind, but obviously did NOT have good intentions. I want to move out (I have actually been toying with re-location and changing cities for awhile now) but financially that is not in the cards at this very moment, so I seek prayer for a financial breakthrough - an area I am sure many of you can relate to.

To make it easier, pray for the poster above you (If the thread gets big enough it may hard for you to pray for everyone, but you can at least tackle the request immediately above you), if you want to let them know you did, by all means do so, if you just want to pray for a few and keep that to yourself, that's OK too.

Feel free to leave your prayer, know that I will be praying for and sending good vibes to EVERYONE who posts here. (Your responses will let me know if this should replace the weekly moment of gratitude!)

What Prayer/Good Vibes are YOU Leaving? May your Motivation Monday and Labor Day be filled with good company and great memories.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

{#MotivationMonday} Are butterflies worth a thousand words? {#Video}

If Monday isn't exactly your favorite day of the week, let this You Tube Video Montage on Inspirational Butterfly Quotes help you start your week on a positive note, if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much are butterflies worth?


Credit: Video Courtesy of User: Beautiful Life T2

Stay Motivated My Friends!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

{#MotivationMonday} #Butterflies we are FOUR days away from the first day of SPRING!

Fellow East Coast Peeps, soon we will have LESS of this:



And more of THIS:


In just four days, it's bye bye old man winter and HELLO Spring! Who is with me?

I hope this put the motivation in your Monday!
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Monday, January 5, 2015

{#MotivationMonday} In this case you have BOTH! Make this the week YOU change your life! {Todays' #inspiration"}

You don't need a New Year To Make A Change. . . All You Need Is A Monday. Make this the week you change your life!






















Today you have BOTH! A Monday AND a Brand New Year to start those changes! Get working on those resolutions, it's never too late or too soon, just start! (Did you check out our new Facebook Cover Photo? It reads for a New Year to Bring You Something New, Make A Move Like A Butterfly Tearing Its Cocoon! Make A Move! - What do you think of it? What new move will YOU make this week?)

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly Moment of #Gratitude! = #MondayMotivation

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Happy Presidents Day!

What I am Grateful For:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ The Skinny Scoop! (I need your ONE CLICK daily vote!) - The Skinny Scoop has nominated Ascending Butterfly as one of the Top 25 Product Review Blogs! You can vote for Ascending Butterfly daily until 02/28 here: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/social-list/create?list=top-25-product-review-blogs

Ascending Butterfly is already a Top 50 Product Review Blog on Cision, I was totally floored when I found out we made their list! (Article here: http://blog.us.cision.com/2012/06/top-50-product-review-blogs/) so I was honored to see us nominated again independently in the Product Review category. I try to bring you unique products from a very wide variety of brands both established and emerging, and it's gratifying to see my efforts recognized! For those of you who saw my social media blasts about the nomination and have already voted for us, THANK YOU. Your support means more to me than you know! It is a simple one click vote, that doesn't require you to like anything, sign up anywhere or even provide your email, just click vote and you are done!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Losing Followers! - I put up one cheeky title last week and it appears a few 'butterf'lies' disappeared. Had they read the entire article they would have realized the play on words was entirely innocuous. I don't do it very often, but when I do, it's just being cheeky, I've kept this blog drama free, politics free, sex free and pretty much snark free since 2009. I'm sure they will come running back during the next great giveaway, but frankly I wish they would stay away. This space is a place where I am going to be myself. I am going to be true to myself. I am going to be authentic to myself. and I am going to express myself. Will it work for everyone? Probably Not. We can only please 50% of the people 50% of the time. I'm OK with that. So yes, I am actually quite grateful for those that bailed because of my cheeky laundry detergent title, they reminded me that it is OK to be true myself. And I'm sure double will come in for all those who left. (some people actually like cheeky!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Wins! - I've been carving out some time for sweeping every now and again, and had a few wins come in during February that I almost forgot all about.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Volunteer Time This Week! - As many of you already know I spent some time last year in Chicago at the Headquarters of Ronald McDonald House and got to visit several houses out there, and spend some time volunteering, one day it was making welcome bags for the families, on another simply baking cookies to share with the families with some of the children who were up for it. Part of my pro-bono ambassadorship is to meet with my local house here in New York City and find ways to help them. I have my first meeting with the local house this week, and I'm just truly grateful for the chance to help. After spending a year in the hospital myself, I have a great deal of empathy for families who find themselves in the hospital helping their child to battle a serious illness. Once I get a more defined sense of what the local house in New York City needs, I will share more about it here, but I just wanted to give a deep thanks to the brands I work with who have already expressed interest in finding ways to get involved. In my opinion this is what I wanted to see my little space online and my social used for, for Good, for Giving Initiatives, for ways to motivate, challenge and inspire myself as well as others. A recap of my Chicago experience can be found here: http://www.ascendingbutterfly.com/2013/09/i-am-ronald-mcdonald-house-charities.html


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What are you GRATEFUL for today Butterfly?

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Monday, January 13, 2014

I plan to _______ to move myself closer to this ______ Goal! #MotivationMonday



For me: I plan to develop better financial habits to move myself closer to the Goal of moving to a new residence! What is your fill in the blank for Motivation Monday?

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Motivation: The put some pep in your summer step with @NaturalizerShoe Bzees Summer Fun Lightweight #Shoe

Naturalizer provided the shoes referenced for editorial consideration, see below for Full Disclosure

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I know Fitness can get to be a bit routine at times, but with summer in full swing, you can get your heart rate up in ways that don't have to be routine at all, hop off the treadmill today and take a brisk walk OUTDOORS! Mix things up by taking a route that is new to you! Do you have a park or beach nearby? Those would be my top two choices, allowing you to get in a good walk and be closer to nature at the same time.

Naturalizer BZEES Summer Fun, Slip-on, Casual Shoe, Shoes, Footwear
Naturalizer BZEES Summer Fun Slip-on Casual Shoe


The folks at Naturalizer put some pep in my summer step with their 'BZEES Summer Fun' slip on shoe in the color 'Tomato Red Mesh'. A bright Orange/Red color that I have been living in all summer.

The Lo Down on the BZEES:

PROS:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Stretch Mesh Upper, Casual, Slip-on style, round toe
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Elasticized collar for easy on/off construction
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Antimicrobial Lining
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Dual Air Gel and EVA Cushioning Comfort System
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Lightweight, each shoe weights less than 6oz
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Traction outsole with 1 1/14 inch heel

CONS:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I was sent the wrong size, with Naturalizer I am usually true to size, but with these I would have preferred a half size up (they press into my ankle bone a bit), Naturalizer also runs a bit narrow which is why I always order the Wide option in any of their shoe styles, but sadly I wasn't sent the Wide, I was sent the Medium so these were a little bit uncomfortable on me. But if you have a narrow foot, my con would certainly be your PRO.

Get Social:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - "Like" Naturalizer on Facebook to keep up with promotions, discounts and giveaways!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @NaturalizerShoe on Twitter too
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You can follow their Pinterest Boards too!

MY TAKE:

If these had been sent in the right width they would get a 100% reco from me, but my pair were a bit too narrow for my liking. I do love that they are so lightweight, and slip on and off so easily, and they offer more foot support than a casual slip on would normally offer which is a definite plus. The mesh upper is stretch which is great when your feet swell. Now these are not runners shoes, but are great for walking, and do offer support which is rare in a slip on style.

What Shoe have YOU been living in this summer butterfly?

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Motivation: Hugs Edition - Just wanted to put a little pretty in your Monday!




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Monday, May 13, 2013

Motivation Monday: The Mother's Day + Money Isn't Everything + Winner Edition!




Yesterday we posted about the the StrongMoms Pledge and a recap of the StrongMoms Empowerment Summit in New York City, if you missed that post, or would still like to take the pledge, click HERE. I hope you do take the pledge, you don't have to be a mom to vow not to bash other moms and always be supportive! As adults this pledge is an example that shows younger people how important it is to be supportive of one another and NOT bully each other both on or offline, let's set the example! We all do the same things in very different ways sometimes, that doesn't make it bad or good, wrong or right, let's embrace what makes everyone unique and be more supportive of each other! I hope all our mom readers had a fantastic day. And for those whose moms are now in heaven, know that they were with you yesterday! And if you saw a butterfly on your path, it was someone who has passed away saying hello to you!

We also announced the winner of our $100 Wilson's Leather Gift Card Giveaway, you can click HERE to go straight to the rafflecopter widget and check it out, the winner was Katie R. who was entry #3394. I am sure she is going to find something that she loves at Wilsons Leather! You guys did a great job, we got just under 3,900 entries and after deleting those did not follow the rules (like not being a GFC follower or just leaving the rafflecopter blank) we ended with a total of 3,563 entries, which is the biggest turnout to date, and I got a lot of emails telling me just how much you guys loved that jacket! I love that Wilson's always provides gift cards so YOU can select your choice of item (which is also great for our male readers who don't want handbags!) :)

And because it's Monday and we can all use some Motivation, or if anything at least a good chuckle, here is some Monday Motivation for you:





























Seriously though, if your money is getting you down......LOL


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Monday, May 6, 2013

Motivation Monday: 'A Good Life' Edition!

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Sometimes we just need a little butterfly to remind us that we really do have a Good Life, and we just need to celebrate it!

Happy Motivation Monday Butterflies, let your wings take flight this week!

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Monday, March 11, 2013

I hope Daylight Savings didn't leave you with a case of the Monday Blues! #MondayMotivation




Sounds like a lot of you were left with the 'Monday Blues' after Daylight Savings Time forced us to 'Spring Ahead'. I know that giving up one hours sleep even for the pleasure of more daylight can be an adjustment, but I am wishing you birds chirping outside your window, an extra hour in the park, and other beautiful signs of Spring!

What are you planning with your extra hour of sunlight today butterfly?

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Motivation Monday: Weekly Moment of Gratitude!





What I am grateful for:



You can vote for Ascending Butterfly here: http://www.thebigreboot.biz/entries/508

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - YOU! -  I decided not to give up after all the encouraging messages I received when I entered the last phase of The Big Reboot, they haven't announced the winner yet of that phase, but the entries do not carry over, so I wrote a new essay entry for the next phase, never say never right? I am entering for the newest phase and if you would like to show your support with a vote, I'd greatly appreciate it! PRESS HERE! (A one click daily vote, so if you voted once, you can vote again as long it wasn't today that you voted!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Good Stuff in the Mail! - I will admit that as a blogger, most days are great mail days, but I was really looking forward to something particular that finally arrived! During BlogHer I got the chance to attend the Getting Gorgeous Gift Suite and one of the sponsors that was there was a brand I am very well familiar with because my mom actually introduced me to them YEARS ago, Coldwater Creek. They have amazing customer service, and they were just as wonderful in person as I anticipated they would be. They were offering everyone who attended a pair of jeans of their choice, and they brought a wide variety of styles and sizes for us to try out. I selected the Trouser Jeans Style and they arrived in the mail this week!

Look at the lovely box the jeans arrived in!

The presentation was lovely and they included a personal note thanking ME for visiting their booth during Getting Gorgeous. I  mean really how super awesome and classy is that?


I will post pictures of me wearing them and a full review soon, when I tried them on I realized that when they arrived I would need to get them hemmed, so I have to visit my Tailor this week and have them hemmed before I can start wearing them.

What are YOU most grateful for this week Butterfly?

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Giveaways!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I am super happy to announce that our regular and highly anticipated 'Featured Handbag in the Spotlight' returns TOMORROW! On Tuesday come back here for an Amazing DESIGNER Handbag giveaway, you are going to LOVE it!

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Gratitude Journal Reco:
For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:
















Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekly Moment of Gratitude: Monday Motivation + New Orleans Here I Come Edition!





What I am grateful for:



Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I'm headed to New Orleans! -  On August 1st I wrote a post that served as a contest entry towards a sponsored trip to the Niche Mommy Conference in New Orleans (you can see the post HERE if you missed it) and I am super stoked to report that I actually won! I'm getting that nervous excited restless energy that I feel right before I travel somewhere new! I had no idea when I embarked on an Ambassadorship with @SafeConBritax that it would lead to many so new adventures! It started with a trip to Britax Headquarters earlier this year, and now the kickoff to a new blogging conference too. I loved the idea of becoming a Britax Ambassador from the very begining, because they put child safety first. I know the majority of my readers are moms. Moms from many different walks of life, but the common denominator for all moms is wanting your child to be safe. And that is Britax's goal, it's their mission. And the small way I get to be a part of that journey has been more rewarding than I ever could have anticipated. I'm grateful to be part of the program! I'm also grateful that this program has given me the opportunity to host giveaways for you so you can experience first hand just how wonderful Britax products really are!

I would love recos from any of our Ascending Butterfly NOLA readers!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Feature! - For last week's Motivation Monday we mentioned the opportunity for a reader to be featured, and I just wanted to remind everyone I am NOT looking just for bloggers for this feature, it's open to EVERYONE! (Here is the original post so you can get an idea of what questions we would be asking you!)

What are YOU most grateful for this week Butterfly?

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Giveaways!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Giveaways will be back very soon, including our two favorite regular features that took a mini-hiatus this summer, The Featured Handbag in the Spotlight, and our Monthly Book Club!

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Gratitude Journal Reco:
For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:
















Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Motivation Monday - Butterfly Summer Edition!




I have had a TON of butterfly sightings so far this summer! For me butterflies symbolize change, luck and sometimes a loved one who has passed away stopping by to say hello. Since I'm on the verge of a major change this year, I'm hoping all my recent sightings mean good luck is headed my way!

Wishing you a week filled with butterfly sightings and all the delights of summer!


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Motivation Monday - Things with wings!






Hope all my Butterflies are having a magical Monday!


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Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekly Moment of Gratitude - It's Motivation Monday!





What I am grateful for

 

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Family -  I had a great Sunday afternoon yesterday celebrating my cousin and uncle's birthday, I got to see extended family I hadn't seen in a long while and it was a great reminder of all the things that are really important in life.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Church - Late afternoon Sunday service yesterday after the family party at a church I hadn't been to in many years. The last time I was in that church was for a funeral. It was a bit bittersweet being back there. But it filled my spirit to spend time in prayer as I have quite a bit to be thankful for!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blogging Opps - One of my blogging opps is taking me on quite an adventure this week and I will be sure to share more as soon as I can!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Annual Mother's Day Buying Guide: Our annual Mother's Day Buying Guide this year, will open with a double whammy promotion, AND it will also include the May Featured Handbag of the Month, butterflies you are going to LOVE this promotion! If you love to travel, want to travel in style and love handbags, this promotion is definitely for YOU.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - STARTING TODAY MONDAY, APRIL 30th PLEASE ROCK THE VOTE: I could really use your vote on my Swag Mom contest entry! (If you are in a voting contest and need a return vote, please leave a comment on this post, I'd be happy to return the vote!)  - bit.ly/HGRmzN

Happy Motivation Monday Butterfly, May this be a week full of surprise blessings to be grateful for!

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me on Twitter here (@Tracy_Iglesias) Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:

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Winners

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - All Winners in our #HHMilkBank Twitter Party have been notified, the list is as follows:

Door Prize: @LLLSummer


Party Prize Packs: @SecretsofKristi, @EileenCCampos, @soulfliesfree, @Shihtzuation, @candacki, @abbebrown,@kymnasium, @SweetmatchaJail

Grand Prize Winner: @Paramedic_Mom2

All prize packs will include an Amazon Gift Card and will also include some fun branded merchandise from our wonderful sponsor, Prolacta Bioscience's Helping Hands Milk Bank! As a reminder, the door prize winner receives a $50 Amazon Gift Card with their prize pack, the Party Prize Pack Winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card with their prize packs, and the Grand Prize winner's prize pack will include a $100 Amazon Gift Card with their prize pack!

I want to personally thank all my butterflies for your participation, by joining in this party, your participation has helped spread the word about how Helping Hands is working to save the lives of preemies everywhere, thank you! Stay tuned for our next twitter party!

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Gratitude Journal Reco:

For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:
















Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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FTC Disclosure: Journal Recommendation uses an Amazon Affiliate Link.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekly Moment of Gratitude, Twitter Party Tomorrow + Winners!







What I am grateful for:


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Sometime the best lessons are learned the hard way -  {Motivation Monday Thought}: Sometimes you KNOW something, but you just don't apply it until life hits you HARD, and one of the lessons I've had to re-learn the hard way this year is that there are literally but so many hours in a day, and if I don't stop and take some time for myself to let my body heal and rest, it won't. So for the first time ever, I'm not answering emails within 24 hours and I'm not yet totally caught up since my return from my last hospital stay most of March and early April. The True Lesson: IT'S OKAY. And I know some people will understand and be patient, and others won't. The True Lesson? You can't be ALL things to ALL people ALL of the time. And yes, that's OKAY!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Twitter Party! - That's right, 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ' is hosting a great twitter party tomorrow! On April 24th from 9-11pm EST/6-8pm PST Ascending Butterfly's Editor @Tracy_Iglesias along with @JessieNuez will be hosting a twitter party sponsored by @hhmilkbank! (Make sure you are following all three twitter accounts before the party!) So if you haven't already done so, RSVP for the #HHMilkBank Infant Nutrition Twitter Party HERE. The prizes are amazing (Prize packs and Amazon Gift Cards that total over $350), and the tweet chat is going to be super fun and fast paced as always, they don't call me 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ' for nothing!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blogging Opps - I have some amazing Blogging Partnerships/Brand Ambassadorships to share with you, and will reveal them all one by one very soon.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Annual Mother's Day Buying Guide: Our first Mother's Day Buying Guide Gift Recommendation this year, is actually a double whammy promotion, it will be the first gift featured as it will cover two different regular features, our buying guide for Mother's day as a Mother's Day Suggestion, AND as our May featured Handbag of the Month, butterflies you are going to LOVE this promotion!


Happy Motivation Monday Butterfly, May this be a week full of surprise blessings to be grateful for!

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me on Twitter here (@Tracy_Iglesias) Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias This Week's 'Moment of Gratitude' and Active Giveaways!  - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

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Winners/ Closed Giveaways:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WINNER: ashleymorrissey90:  Ascending Butterfly Monthly Book Club: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times Book Giveaway! Ended 03/25 - Let's Congratulate our winner! I genuinely hope that the winner of this giveaway finds this book to be a huge blessing and source of hope!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WINNER: Nightowl: Think you've got the moves? Ideology by Macys DOUBLE Giveaway! (ARV $100) Ended 03/19 - 1 winner! - Congrats, Enjoy your new fitness gear!

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Gratitude Journal Reco:

For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:
















Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Motivation Monday: Signs of Spring, time to Bee Happy!




Monday Motivation/Todays Inspiration: The weather outside today was absolutely beautiful. I actually made it out to the local park, where I spotted several types of butterflies, and a super monstrous, huge, scary looking bumble bee! I woke up to birds chirping and decided that no matter what happened today, that it was a great day to just be happy for all the simple things that normally get taken for granted.

I don't fare well with Bee stings, I got bit on my knee once and it swelled up like a football! But I saw this big, fat happy bumble bee graphic and just couldn't help smiling.

I feel like a butterfly sighting always makes my day better. They usually portend change or a stroke of good luck for me. I'm way over due for positive changes and a stroke of good luck.

What's your Monday Motivation Butterfly?

Twitter Party Alert: Don't forget to our RSVP for our next twitter party here: http://www.ascendingbutterfly.com/2012/04/rsvp-for-helping-hands-hhmilkbank.html

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