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One of the most essential things we must own is confidence. When we don't have it we never achieve our true presence. Ever wonder why some people are said to have the 'IT Factor' that "je ne sais quio". It starts with your unique raw beauty and your ability to embrace it, your heighten sense of self awareness.

Your assigment if ou chose to take it is:
"Fall in love with you again"

Supplies needed:
Full length mirror
Good lighting-natural lighting if possible
You bare- that's right naked
Positive attitude

To Do:
Stand in front of the mirro
Take a good look at yourself from head to toe
Take  a moment to take you all in, bask in your unique beauty
Drag your hands over your body, starting at the top of your head, following all your curves, notice everything, end at your toes.

**Now in doing this exercise there may be some things that you like and some other things that you are not that happy about.  At this point...

Close your eyes take a few deep breaths by inhaling through your nose and exhaling out of your nose very slowly

Open your eyes continue to take deep  breaths but this time plae your index finger/pointer finger of your left hand under your nose and place your right hand over your heart.

Feel the breaths, the rise and fall of your chest, the air as it enters and exits your nose.

In this moment be thankful for the breaths that you are taking. Be grateful for  the breaths that are giving life to your body.

Smile you are alive!!

Now let's repeat a previous step...

Drag your hands over your body, starting at the top of your head, following all your curves, notice everything, end at your toes.  This time really take pleasure with every touch as you explore your body.

Embrace your raw breauty!! Begin instilling appreciation of your body in your thoughts.

Simply love yourself!!!

Now that you are given yourself permission to simply love yourself as you are.  Take note of anything that you would like to change and what you can do through a natural process to improve. If there are things taht you would like to change butt know that it is one of your unique qualities, remember just is what make you unique and embrace it as of your unique qualities and move on to  makeing steps to improve those things you can change.

We all have unique qualities and those things that we simply have not given enough attention to that allows us to be our best selves. In this moment forgive yourself for not giving your body the attention it needs
and take the necessary steps to do something daily to be your most fabulous self.

This exercise is suggested for you to take a moment to remember to love yourself by embracing all of you but taking step to create behaviors that will exude your best you daily.

During this exercise you took time to reconnect to your breath, that which  gives life to the whole you, not just the external but the internal.  Beginning to build your confidence one step at a time, developing your 'IT Factor'.

Stay tuned for the next Flirty Friday that will focus on your internal beauty.

Until time next time reconnect with yourself daily through your breaths and takes step each day to present your best you!!!
Have you ever watched the snow fall and create a beautiful image naturally...

Have you ever awakened to the warmth of the sun's rays...


Have you ever had a picnic by moonlight...

Have you ever shared a moment with your significant other in the rain....

Have you ever let your body feel the music...


Have you ever blown someone a kiss...

Have you ever got lost in a book...

Have you ever stopped to enjoy the beauty of life...

Have you ever had your significant other wash your hair...

Have you ever witnessed love...

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Looking back at the age of 80, Ms. Horne said:
“My identity is very clear to me now. I am a black woman. I’m free. I no longer have to be a ‘credit.’ I don’t have to be a symbol to anybody; I don’t have to be a first to anybody. I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.”

In Memory of Lena Horne
What does it take to sustain those number of years in a marriage. Well one married couple of 50 years summed it up by simply saying "Prayer, Patience, Compromise, Understanding and Commitment.

During the reception of the wedding we did this weekend we asked all the married couples to stand because the bride had a gift for the longest marrried couple. Out of all the weddings I've ever coordinated or attended this one had the most long term married couples in attendance.

As the count down of years began the joy of love filled the room with each couple who was still standing. The greatest number of years achieved was 50 with 3 other couples holding the torch of love and marriage for 47, 43 and 33 years. The youngest married couple besides the newlyweds of the day had 5 years in.

This portion of the reception was such a very touching and simply amazing moment. It warms my heart when you hear the stories of marriages that stood the test of time and continue to strive for a happy and loving marriage.

I haven't made the matrimonial commitment yet in life but when I do, I hope to honor the sanctity with longevity and a life long committed celebration of love and life with my mate.

To all you wonderful married couples out there, continue to love and honor one another....Wishing you many many wonderful blessed years!!!
Last week wrap up:
Achieve my goal of my main drink of choice water and those time when I want a little added taste add Crystal Light packets.

This weeks mini-goal:
Complete as many jumping jacks and push up as possible before bed every other night
Last weeks wrap up:
Achieved my goal of working out at least 1 hour a day Mon-Fri

Lost 2.5lbs with exercise and proper nutrition
This weeks mini-goal:
Main drink of choice water and those time when I want a little added taste add Crystal Light packets.
When I stumbled upon  this challenge I thought what a great, motivating and cute idea. Kudos to Mocha Trina at Me so Hongry for this wonderful challenge.
  • The challenge starts Monday, February 15,2010 and ends Monday, April 5, 2010 (7 weeks)

    Every week each participant must set a mini-goal. For example my mini-goal next week...TRACK EVERYDAY!  If you meet your mini-goal, report your accomplishment on your blog.

    According to Weight Watchers (WW) healthy weight loss constitutes losing 1-2 pounds a week, so all participant should strive to lose 1 pound weekly...7 lbs. in 7weeks (7/7). If you lose your 7 before the end of the challenge...KEEP GOING!

    On your mark...get ready...set GO! Let the "Cute As A Bunny Challenge" begin!!
This weeks mini-goal:
Workout for 1 hour a day Mon-Fr
My beautiful oldest daughter: Diamond
My beautiful youngest daughter: Deja