Monday, September 01, 2014

People Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel


Dear Maya Angelou,

You were and are absolutely wonderful. I hope that we will continue to listen to you even after your passing.

Cheesy notes to the author aside, I want you to take this one in and run with it, because it's the truth, and it is so incredibly important. The next time you feel like you're about to scream at a customer service representative, ask yourself this: "How will this make them feel?" Yes, you may be annoyed. Yes, they may be rude. But you don't know their story, just like they don't know yours. Take a deep breath, relax, and consider someone else's feelings other than your own.

You won't regret it.

Peace.
Stef.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Watsky ft. Jimetta Rose - All You Can Do


I've been following George Watsky since 2010 when he uploaded a video of his spoken poetry piece, S For Lisp (seriously, if you haven't seen it, watch it, listen, and soak it up along with all of his other spoken word performances). He then went on to post a video entitled Watsky Raps Fast, and it went viral - like, crazy viral - resulting in mad attention and publicity. It was about damned time.

He has consistently created solid album after album over the years, recently releasing his new project, All You Can Do, so I have decided to share the titular* song from the album with my readers to further his brand (not that he needs my help).

So listen. Listen and buy the album (or all of his albums) if you like his style.



What do you think?

Peace.
Stef.

*Is it just me, or does this word make anyone else giggle like a 13 year old boy?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

100 Happy Days

This is going to be rough, guys, but I'm going to do it.



For those of you who haven't heard of it, a little while ago THIS WEBSITE went viral for a bit amongst my friend group.

The challenge is simple enough: post a picture of something that made you happy that day. Add the hashtag #100HappyDays to your post, and you'll be good to go.

Ok, you say, a bemused smirk creeping across your face, why?

I'm so glad you asked.


It might sound like a bunch of bunk, but it's true. If you just remind yourself at least once per day (that's all... really) of something that makes you happy, then you are setting yourself up to be happier.

So that's what I'm doing.

Starting on September 1st, 2014, I will be posting one post per day at 8PM here on 52 Weeks with a picture of something that makes me happy. It will not be replacing any of my currently scheduled posts; instead these posts will be in addition to my weekly schedule, so prep to hear from me a lot over the next 100 days!

Who will be joining me? Post links and such in the comments section!

Peace.
Stef.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Be Gentle With Yourself.
You're Doing the Best You Can.


This is a major problem for me. There's a saying - "You are your worst critic." - and that is oh so true when it comes to how I deal with myself and my accomplishments and failures.

I am beyond harsh on myself. Every failure is the end of the world, and every success isn't nearly good as it could have been. I require perfection from myself, and it often leaves me drained and hesitant to put myself out there in any capacity.

So here's what I propose: let's do it together. Let's be gentler with ourselves, realize that we're doing as well as we can, and respect ourselves enough to realize how awesome we actually are. We can do that, right?

Peace.
Stef.

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