By Alexis Capers – Alexis Capers is our Enhanced Beauty Salon and Enhanced Beauty Area manager. Join her every other Wednesday for a blog about her journey into natural health & beauty products.
My oldest son wrote his final English paper before high school graduation on ideology. He asked me to proofread it for him. I found this to be my motherly duty so I obliged. What I found out was, not only is my son a fantastic writer, but also, it got me thinking. In my journey through life as an adult, one thing I have struggled with internally is self-confidence. No matter how much praise I received, my personal doubt cloud would pop up and cast a shadow on that praise. I have grown to be a much better force in fostering my personal confidence (sometimes a good girdle helps!), but it extends beyond what we build for ourselves.
With ideology, we all have a personal “idea” of how we and others should behave, appear and respond to one another throughout life. If we look at leaders of our past, we can learn from their methods of ideology, good or bad. I have taken this view to create a mission for myself. I may not be a public figure like the late Dr. Maya Angelou, however I too can make a difference (even small) that will carry on long after I depart this earth.
My new mission has been to take that positive energy I continue to feed and grow inside me, and share shoots of it with those around me.
Like that great hanging plant blooming in your home, a small sprig of fellowship will root itself in those around you. When you give another the gift of vision to see the greatness in them, you too will grow!
I have found this to be true not only in my role as a manager, but also to those I encounter on a day-to-day basis who share the burden of cancer treatment, motherhood, rough childhoods, abuse, failed marriages, the list goes on and on. These “clouds” tend to linger and don’t want to clear away. We have to inhale a large breath and blow with all our might! The energy dispelled is greater some times than others, but the clouds will part.
My biggest saying is, “have faith that if you put your foot out to take a step, the ground will come up to meet you”, meaning, even if you don’t see how you can make that first step, don’t let the fear of falling stop you from moving. The ground WILL be there. And if for some reason you falter, know that there are those around you who will help pick you up and brush you off. Find the “life horticulturists” in your circle and give them your time. Let go of the emotional vampires. They will only suck the life from you!
I feel we would have a much better world if our ideology was less judgmental and biased. Plants provide oxygen to keep our air healthy. Grow the seeds of confidence and you will have plenty of oxygen to gather all the breath you need!
What I’m falling for this week:
Closets for Charity: This wonderful program started by our own Wendy Meyerson has provided beautiful outfits at great prices for those seeking to enhance their style quotient. The proceeds go to amazing local charities so it is a win/win for all! Sow the seeds of human kindness and watch it grow. Learn to live, love, and let it go!
Until next time my beauties…