How to be Amazing

Hellooooo! It’s been so long, I know!  Now, I’m sure most of you are thinking that I have been gallivanting around the countryside, sipping great wine and having wonderful adventures followed by great bubble baths and delicious cupcakes. You thought I was being amazing. That’s partly true.

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What you think I’ve been doing**

 

The truth is, I wanted to. Over the summer, I tried to learn about the business side of writing (I probably need a refresher course). I was supposed to go to Italy. I was supposed to take a Viking Cruise in Europe.  Well, life happened. And it wan’t all cupcakes. I did have a few amazing moments.

The homework never ends! Ever! Argh!
The homework never ends! Ever! Argh!

 

And then August came, and this is life as I know it now

 

Because, hey, I still have to finish my MA and start on my PhD, and that takes time. Who knew? And as my mother mused the other day, at this point in my life, none of my decisions are easy. Except for tonight. Tonight I am going to breathe.

And tonight I am going to take a break from my work to remind you that you are amazing.

In a world that is continually alternating immense violence with immediate gratification, there is a huge “call” coming from healers and spiritual leaders.  We need to create change. We need to help others. We need to make a difference. We need to use our unique abilities to help heal the world.

But what if we have no idea what makes us special or unique? What if we have no idea how we can help create a better world for others?

What if I told you the answer was easier than creating a bubble bath?

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Being amazing is easier than this!

HOW TO BE AMAZING

What if I told you that you just by being you, you are making the world better?

You can be brave if you want. You can be happy. You can also choose to be scared or worried or unhappy. Whatever you choose, it is your decision. And no matter what decision you make, as long as you are authentic, you are amazing because you are yourself as God (or Source, or the universe) intended.Just remember one fact: you are a gift. Click To Tweet

No matter how you feel right now, you are a gift to this world during this very moment. No matter what others may say, the part of you that is unique is the part of you that has the power to inspire others. All you have to do is acknowledge this. And if you don’t know what that part is, relax. Ask yourself at night before you fall asleep. In the moment before you really wake up, the answer will come. If not, pay attention to your thoughts. You know yourself. You know your unique gifts.

All you have to do is be yourself. 

Because you are amazing. You are capable of doing amazing things. You just have to choose. Remember that.

And if that doesn’t work, remember what Dr. Seuss (and Buddha) said: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.” Someone’s (several someone’s) world is better, just because you are in it.  A. MAZ. ING.

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Now, if you want to be truly amazing, come over here and help me with my research paper in Rhetoric.

Just kidding! I’ll do my own paper. Maybe it will be amazing, too.

 

 

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So, go be your amazing self, and have a cupcake kind of  day (or night)! As always, let me know how it’s going, and share any advice as you are sending out a karmic boomerang! http://ownyourcupcake.com

 

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16 thoughts on “How to be Amazing

  1. Very inspirational post, Liz. Getting to know oneself can be a long journey. For some people, it happens quickly, and everything falls into place it seems. Knowing one’s value and perceiving ourselves as amazing sometimes requires a total mind shift. I definitely feel awesome after reading your article! And good luck with your research paper. In my 30s, I went back to school for a Master’s degree in writing and editing. I feel your pain–especially with Rhetoric as a topic, lol!

    1. Meghan, thank you for the empathy! One of the perks of being around one’s tribe, lol. 🙂 Glad to read your posts, as well, and thank you for stopping by!

  2. Oh I have missed your writing. Just so you know, it is important for me!

    Tonight I may get to sleep in a bed instead of a chair at the hospital caring for one loved one or another. I am beginning to dwindle!

  3. Another stellar piece. Great work! Yes, our lives are filled with choices. Unfortunately, too many of us let others call the shots. We need to be present and mindful and choose what we want in our lives, for ourselves. Thanks for another terrific article. And good luck on that rhetoric paper. I know you’ll kill it.

    1. Jackie, thanks for stopping by and reading my post, and thank you for the vote of confidence. 🙂 I am not feeling stellar or killer, but I am relentless! Good thing I’m also a cupcake kind of person!

  4. So glad to read another one of your meaningful blogs, told in a delightful style. Sometimes it takes a career to help you know you inspire others. I was fortunate that way. I do believe we are all a gift to those near to us. Social media makes it possible to inspire those further away. I went from 30 years in a helping profession to a creative enterprise & people say I am still inspiring cause who would be ‘nuts’ to learn social media marketing at age 76? Humbly I do think I’ve been an inspiration & live an inspiring life. I must be awesome.

    1. Roz, you ARE an inspiration to anyone who reads your blogs or buys your beautiful jewelry! You are most definitely an awesome cupcake! 🙂

  5. Wonderful message! I think woman tend to struggle with this more than men, or men just don’t talk about it. Accepting ourselves just as we are is so vitally important to our happiness. The more confident we are, the more we are able to laugh at ourselves, the more we accept that it is OK to not be perfect, the easier it becomes to be happy and not worry what others think. I think part of this process is surrounding ourselves with people who are not only positive but genuinely like us for who we are.

    1. There was a study done a while ago that found women generally thought lower of themselves and men usually thought higher of themselves. I think until we learn truly who we are, it is hard to find people in our tribes, but I love the adventure! By the way, I’m an expert at laughing at myself. 🙂

    1. Carol, lol, for a second I thought you were going to say you missed me! But you are right, Calvin and Hobbes rule the day!

  6. Thanks for taking a break from your crazy school schedule to show up and share your amazingness with all of us, Liz. The reminder to stay true to ourselves and be authentically us, is an important message for us all, in the non-stop 24/7 noise of the world around us. Happy to have you back among the blogosphere, even if for this one week. Maybe each morning when we wake up we should say out loud, “I am amazing and I will spread my amazingness with the world today”. What an amazing world we would be creating. 🙂

    1. Beverley, I found a pillow case that says, “be the kind of person that when you wake up in the morning, Satan says, ‘Oh, shit.'” I want it, lol, and I want to be that person. Thank you for stopping by! I always feel better when I see your words. 🙂

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