Guys, it might snow in Chicago! Ugh! Horrible. Seriously horrible! I am gonna still dress like its gonna be spring someday!
Be Endearing. Embrace Your Quirks
One thought I have been thinking about recently: Be Endearing.
I laugh all the time. Life is too short to not have fun. I also laugh about things I can’t control, because if you can’t do anything about it you might as well laugh. I was hanging out with a friend and her boyfriend and his friends once. It was a warm summer night in the subburbs of Chicago and they had a bonfire going in the backyard. I was laughing pretty hard with my friend when her boyfriend started picking on my laugh. He compared it to something like a “witch”. I can remember the exact place in the yard we were and what he said. I can’t remember what I was laughing at though. Isn’t that just like a negative comment. A comment like that takes the joy out life.
This didn’t keep me from laughing, however, for the longest time, I didn’t like to hear my laugh. This wasn’t really a problem until I got into radio when I had to hear my laugh when I was trying to edit content from on air. I also started creating videos and would edit out my laugh! Recently, I have had so many random people tell me they love my laugh and smile. It is so funny how something that you were picked on about could end up being a trademark or a part of you that is what people think of when they think of you and smile. If you were ever picked on for something about yourself I think it is so important to remember that reflects the other person, not you. This is important especially for things that we can’t change. Turn that one thing into a part of you that is enduring.
Fair Trade Feature:
It’s the attention to detail that I love! From added lines, or handwoven petals, to tiny rolled paper beads…these handmade pieces really show true craftsmanship/craftswomanship and quite honestly, they’re just FUN! Pick up your spring fun today! #noondaystyle #color #details #berberearrings #paperplaybracelet 📷: @thejoybombsquad • (Earrings from Kenya) (Bracelet from Uganda) (Bag from Peru)
Lauren has been one of the original “Full Color Lifers” and loves all things fair trade. She reached out to tell me about a line of accessories she knew I would love… so I am passing it on. My necklace is from Noonday Collection. It is a fair trade company connecting artisan partners around the world. You can even sell and help the sustainability and creation of new jobs. It is really a win win for everyone!