📷: @predominantly_paleo | DAY FOUR of @theshineproject #standupandshinechallenge | . Real talk: I fell asleep ok the couch before posting last night. But I did the challenge yesterday! . This was my piece of doing something kind for someone I know. Being in a new city, I don't really know anyone. (I know 2 people in the whole city besides by husband.) So, I served the person I'm closest to. I learned this new recipe (which was BOMB!) to make sure Daniel had something delicious to come home to after a long, stressful day at work. . Not pictured: the time spent on the phone with my sister, trying to help her remember her worth. And in case you need the same reminder, I'll tell you what I told her: you can take a $20 bill and crumple it up, rip it in half, stomp on it, put it through the washing machine, or throw it in the garbage -- no matter what, it's worth $20. . Ashley also encouraged us to do something for someone that we don't know. Well, I'm not going to deep dive on that one, but let me tell you -- something small can have a bigger impact than we know. . If you've made it this far -- my challenge to you today is to smile at a stranger, or hold the door, or say thank you. #keepshining
| DAY THREE of @theshineproject #standupandshinechallenge | . First off, I swear I'm having a tough week just because I committed to getting me shine on no matter what. . Anyway, I loved today's challenge because it reinforced one of my favorite things I've learned: darkeness cannot overtake light, but light can always overtake darkness. . At my core, I'm an altruist. I like helping others and seeing them grow. I know that, in turn, I also grow during the process. . That's what all of this is about. I'm committing to stepping outside of myself to better the world. I'm still working on the biggest ways I can do it. But I know that the small ways matter, too -- today, in the pouring rain, I wrangled carts at the grocery store so that some teenage kid making minimum wage wouldn't have to. That was my way to shine my light today. Tomorrow, my goal is to find another way, so that my light keeps building and lighting others who can light the world around them, too. . Now I ask you - what are you doing to let your light shine?
|| DAY TWO || of @theshineproject #standupandshinechallenge • This is what I did today instead of send hours starting at my phone and scrolling through social media. I unpacked and began organizing my husband's stuff so he'd come home to more empty boxes and less clutter. • I can't say I was perfect about staying off of everything -- but I was much more conscious about how much time I spent on my phone and why I was doing it. • Today it was less about filling a void and more about really connecting. #ahhamoment
|| DAY ONE || of @theshineproject #standupandshinechallenge . I'm not going to lie. Today was a crappy day for me. I started the day full of doubt, full of feelings of inadequacy, full of tears. But after watching the first video and writing down my goals, my fears/doubts and starting to work through them...I really felt like I *can* do it. (It reminds me of Sister Dalton's plate that says I can do hard things.) . I spent l day trying to figure out where I was going to post my reminder. This method is one my mom used all while we were growing up. You see yourself in the mirror and words of love or encouragement or faith or hope. . If this is day one, I can't wait for the rest.
Excited to join Ashley from @theshineproject for a week of motivation, empowerment, and the push to shine more. #standupandshinechallenge So here's a little bit about me: my name is Siovhan. I just moved to Nashville, TN last week! Before that I lived in Dallas for 4 years. (Tennessee is my 7th state to live in.) I'm doing the challenge to find new ways to grow myself and help others to grow! It that little extra kick in the pants to stop doubting myself and do what I want to do! ❤️
[swipe!] 🎶Shower the people you love with love🎶 I love Valentine's day! Always have, hopefully always will. It's a day to celebrate all the beautiful people in your life and I have so many! So while I sit here surrounded by boxes, enjoy some of my favorite photos from my favorite day. ❤️ 📷: @alysongowdy 💄: @megancroftmua