By Takiya Smith
It’s been often said, “out with the old and in with the new” so let’s take this new year of new beginnings to create a happy new you. 2013 sets a milestone for many, with the past behind us and a new year before us. Whether you set goals, speak of resolutions or have just made a decision to make a change, starting with self first can set the wheels in motion for a beautiful, better year, staring you!
With so many options to enhance this, remove that, tuck here and inject there, a girl could literally be transformed into a brand-new-you right before our very eyes. Needless to say, times have changed and with widespread acceptance of beauty faux pas, these days are just not your mother’s typical beauty ways. Yet, at the end of the day, when all is said and done, the most important person to remember is yourself.
What makes you happy? What makes you feel good? What about your looks do you love and what about your wardrobe just makes your day? How about friends? Do you have any? Who makes you smile and who doesn’t? Is it time to walk away or is there really a true need to stay? Isn’t it about time that you put yourself first? I don’t mean selfishly, with disregard for others feelings, but selflessly to self where you realize that in order to be the best and give the best to others, you have to be happy with yourself first.
Take a moment to reflect and really answer and think on the questions that I have posed. Be honest with yourself, which will cause you to extend honesty to others. Honesty, with compassion, gains respect and respect equals integrity. Integrity speaks character and good character draws like-minded individuals like a moth to a flame. This year I challenge you to be the best at being you. Confident, caring, smiling and a happy new you.
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