Hello Beautiful People!
I hope you and yours are all still doing well. I know it has been a couple of weeks since my last post and I apologize for disappearing unexpectedly. The great news is that I return to you as a healthy and happy 30 year-old who intends on living her best life in this decade. I should emphasize that moving forward, it is the ONLY way of life that I want to live. Anyhow, more on my aspirations to thrive in my 30s another day!
The Meaning of Affirmations As the title of today’s blog post gave away, I’m talking about affirmations. The concept of affirmations is not a new one but, it seems to be trending with no sign of going away anytime soon and for very good reason as well. One of the definitions of the term ‘affirmation’ given to us by the great Google, says ‘emotional support or encouragement’. My parents did the best they could with what they had and I will forever be grateful. However, I have to say that they did not make it a habit to affirm me in a way that was best suited for me.
How I Got the Affirmation Cards One of my favourite influencers in Toronto, Sasha Exeter, shared with her audience that she bought affirmation cards for her daughter, Maxwell. I missed out on purchasing a deck the day she shared it because they all sold out. Luckily for me, I was able to make my purchase when it restocked. I purchased the affirmation cards from Joyful Hearts, a local business here in Toronto. I also took it a step further and had them laminated to preserve them as they are very beautiful.
How I Use Them
There is a card that gives suggestions as to how you use the cards. For me, I simply shuffle them, and get Charlotte to pick three of them. I read the chosen card aloud. And I have her repeat after me, then, I explain what it means to the best of my ability. My goal is to do this a few times a week and work my way up to doing this with her every single day, at the start of each day.
Being a parent will expose the parts of you that you not even realize was even there. While I would say that I am a fairly confident person, there are a number of things that cross my mind and I wonder at times, why it makes me feel the way it does. at best, I want our children to grow up to be confident and rooted in who they are as the future leaders of this world – whatever that may look like for them. I want them to feel all the feels and be well-equipped to make sense of them.
If you haven’t done affirmations with your littles, be that you’re own children or otherwise, acknowledge how important they are and find little ways to pour into a little one in your life. When you water seeds, they grow. Let’s continue to cultivate our growing flowers.
It’s Your Turn My new darling friend, Ka’ala has a concept called #flowfridays over on her instagram page, @alohakaala. Last week, she asked her audience to state their affirmations in the comments section of her post. So, to piggyback off her lovely concept, I would like to ask you, what is an affirmation you would like to say to your little one to affirm them? Let me know in the comments section below or on Instagram.
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