Ask any artist the first “C” word that comes to mind – I bet it is Create. When I sat down at the beginning of the year that is what I wrote down for my “C”. Now it’s a month into the year, and I find another word not only in my mind, but on my heart..
Commitment – Saying something and holding true to your word.
Commit – Trying something new or uncomfortable (outside your box) and just going for it!
NEVER underestimate the power of words. We have all been hurt but them, excited by them, let down by them or inspired by them. I work with a lot of teenagers and I try to be very conscious of following through with what I say. I don’t want to disappoint them by promising something & forgetting. I hope to inspire them by showing them not only the power of a promise, but weight of a commitment.
Teachers, coaches and mentors are in a position to influence & inspire. I have been blessed to re-connect with some of my most favorite mentors & teachers throughout my life, and yet again as an adult (gotta love Facebook). I took the opportunity to say THANK YOU to them for their commitment & encouragement. They made a great difference in my life and I am sure in many others. I have not forgotten. It’s usually the little things we don’t think about that can make a HUGE difference.
I am committed to encouraging & inspiring youth every day, whenever I can. I hope one day to be someone they can come back to with gratitude. I do it not for the hope of a thank you, I do it because I know my commitment, love & encouragement will make a difference!
I also commit to trying new things this year. Why not? What do I have to lose? Don’t like it, check it off and I don’t do it again.
For my business, I commit to sharing & encouraging the “Be-Loved” theme throughout this entire month. Not only does it allow me to create some great treatments & blends (for the artist in me), it allows me to pay attention to “the little things..”
Besides, who couldn’t use a little more LOVE?