Living life with a sparkle
This post is a bit different, it’s personal and that’s exactly why I’m excited to share it with you today.
I was asked as part of the Appletiser “Get your sparkle on” project to share 5 rules I live by. You may have already seen some of the fashion related rules I shared on my Instagram (you can trace them and see what other bloggers posted via hashtag #appletisersparkle).
But today I’m sharing more, I’m sharing the unwritten rules I live my life by. Rules that helped me to shine even during difficult times. Rules that lead me to where I am now and rules that no one else but life taught me. If this post brings a sparkle to your day and a smile to your face, I’ll consider my task is complete.
A smile is the easiest way to make an instant connection, to melt hearts and be forgiven. Don’t underestimate the power of your smile. A nice genuine smile can be worth more than all money in the world. Be generous with your smiles, you may brighten up someone’s day just by smiling at them. We need more kindness in this world and smiles are the easiest way to contribute.
Believe in your dreams, no one else but you can make them come true. Don’t ever give up on your goals and dreams, keep believing in yourself even if no one else is believing in what you do. When I decided to move to Australia, people thought I was crazy. But now I’m healthy, I have a beautiful family and can do what I want for a job (i.e. write this blog). Mind you, all these things were impossible in the city I lived in. Believing in my crazy dream helped me to get out.
3. It’s the little things…
It’s the precious moments in the everyday that constitute happiness. Sunset, your loved ones laugh, the sound of waves or good news from your friends. These little things are all around us, we just need to notice and appreciate them. No one and nothing else will make you happy but yourself…
4. Don’t rush to fall in love it will come…
How often do we hear another love story and think that only in fairy tales do such things happen. I was one of those people but suddenly and completely unexpectedly that day came. It will come to you too, there is someone very special in this world with whom you’ll have all the things they talk about: chemistry, butterflies in your belly, no questions and endless happiness. You just can’t predict when it will happen. So back to point #1 – Keep believing, love will find you.
5. When in doubt wear red!
Well, I couldn’t help it. Embrace red, it’s the colour of passion and bravery. There’s scientific evidence that suggests that people who wear red are feeling more empowered on that day. If you think red doesn’t suit you – you just need to find your perfect shade. If wearing red clothes is too much for you, wear red nail polish or lipstick.
Of course, we all have our own rules in life and I’d love to know what inspires you, dear readers! Tell us one of yours in the comments below for your chance to win $200 Peeptoe Shoes Gift Voucher. The competition closes on Monday 10th December at 5pm AEST. Australian residents only. Terms and Conditions can be found here.
This post was sponsored by Appletiser.