Be (B)eautiful: This past Saturday was the 12th annual National Survivors of Suicide Day. The day represents a time for people who have lost loved ones to suicide to come together and find healing. My love goes out to anyone who has ever lost someone because of suicide. I recently had a classmate from High school commit suicide this year. It’s important that you be as supportive and understanding of those people in your life. You never know what someone may be going through and really need someone to just listen to them.
I just purchased this tee-shirt to support the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms. TWLOHA is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. They are a positive movement to help support, inspire, inform and encourage those who need it most. Visit their website HERE.
Be (A)uthentic: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein
Be (D)etermined: Never let the fear of failure keep you from pursuing your dreams. You are your own worst enemy so avoid keeping yourself down because you think you can’t do or succeed at something. It is important that you be your biggest cheerleader. Learn to root for, cheer and support yourself when others may not. When I entered the Fulltime Fabulous Fashion Blogger contest with Sunglass Hut I made sure to stay positive at all times and to be my own biggest fan, even with friends and family showing mad love and support. Let’s hope that positivity works and I get selected for the second round! 🙂