I was raised from a very young age to always give thanks and show gratitude – especially for the little things that are easy to take for granted.
Gratitude to me is the quality of being thankful, and the readiness to show kindness and appreciation to those around you.
I believe the eyes are the highlight of any face.
To me, the color doesn’t matter so much… it’s what the eyes reveal about one’s state of being that I believe makes them attractive (or sometimes, not so attractive) to others.
Becoming a mother changed my life. I would never, ever choose to go back to the time before my daughters were born, or before I was fortunate enough to become a stepmother to my wonderful stepson, as these children are the greatest blessings I have ever experienced. I admit though that even with my little darlings there are challenging moments from time to time, and as a mother I have been called upon to truly develop patience in a way I never had to before.
A key message from Miranda’s new book Empower Yourself is that we each need to recognize and appreciate our uniqueness. In my experience, I have often had reason to recognize the unique contributions of each player on my team, and it’s always more than just their basic skill set that people contribute. People also contribute unique perspectives, humor, and creative ideas. Sometimes this causes tension, but I have learned that under the tension there is usually commitment and caring. The trick is to keep moving the energy back into positive flow.
Work, friends, family, personal time—I have a very full schedule. Children, friends, parents, siblings, neighbors, colleagues and pets—there are so many beings who need my attention at any given time. I have found to my regret at times that I allowed myself to get out of balance by focusing too much on one area and ignoring the others, and that always has negative repercussions.
There are certain tools I have acquired that have helped me on my path to success more than others, and two of those are positive affirmations and prayer. I often look for my inspiration to the Founder and Managing Director of KORA Organics (and one of my dearest friends), who has traveled around the world as a model, commercial spokesperson, author, and advocate for numerous causes involving animals, the environment, and children. Miranda often says that she couldn’t have done any of this without genuine self-worth and personal power, and she has built that through the use of daily affirmations and prayer.
Childhood and the process of growing up can sometimes be very challenging. Most of us have struggled at times to navigate through the many types of issues that may arise. We all need someone to turn to during these times of need and this is especially true for children and young adults. Unfortunately, not every child has someone available as a counsellor. As a mother herself, Miranda chose to dedicate her time and voice to raise awareness of the solution provided by Kids Helpline. She is an ambassador for Kids Helpline Australia, and in her work she reaches out to raise awareness of the wonderful work that Kids Helpline is doing to support children and young adults to have counseling services available to them and encourage kids to reach out for advice whenever they need someone to talk to.
This month we are not only celebrating the return of our blog, Spread the Light, but we are also celebrating all of the friendships in our lives. Part of that celebration is taking a moment to reflect on the beauty of these precious relationships and also remembering to show appreciation for them. Below are some quotes and affirmations on friendship that we love and wanted to share. We also want to hear from you! Tell us stories of your friendships and tag #SpreadtheLight on any of your social pages! Remember there is an extra bonus of a chance to win a Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert tea-set!
One of the things that I love about KORA Organics is that Miranda has always recognized that there is so much more to healthy, beautiful skin than just using the right product. Of course, that is fundamental to good skin health – but there is more to it than that, and she knows that as well as I do.
The theme of this month at KORA Organics is “Friendship.” That naturally got me to thinking about my own close friendships, and how powerful they are in my life.
I was an adult over the age of 30 before I really started to appreciate that real friendships are just as serious as romantic commitments, and often more so.
Real friendships don’t end. Most romantic attachments do.
So in other words, real friendships are basically like having a partner for life.