Be the woman #men want to #spoil .
Yes, women don't need men for #survival anymore.
Yes, we can have children without a partner.
Yes, we can be on our own, pay our own #bills , #identify#success in million ways.
But Italy thought me I can tap into my #feminimity and be #independant at the same time.
I love it!
Italians and in particular #Tuscan men are very #generous on #compliments and #kind#gestures .
Women are more reserved but yet it depends - a 60 something lady passed me the other day and said straight to my face 'You are beautiful! Beautiful like Ornella Muti!'. I smiled and thanked her.
Paying a meaningful compliment not only makes someone else's day but also shapes better your #BellaFigura .
So, be gracious and grateful and accept compliments and small gestures (like these delicious almond biscuits from #Paszkowski 😍😋) of generosity.
People like you.
Lessons from my #ItalianLifestyle .
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Well-Presented Home With 141m2 Of Living Space! 🌿 36 Jemalong St, Duffy - A lovely home positioned on an 808m2 block and is sure to appeal to those buyers looking to secure a quality home in the ever-popular suburb of Duffy.
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You guys. My brother (@andy_v_h) says he doesn't like it when I cry, but I don't believe him. I told him that 21st century classrooms need earbuds/headphones, but children often destroy them. 🎧 I also told him that glue sticks are the one thing I always need. Then 4 days later these things arrived. 😭😊😍😭😊😍
1790 Graham Drive, Chesterton IN, 46304 Graham Woods #Custom Built 5 Bdrm 3 Bath 2-Story w/Bsmt - 2 1/2 #Car Garage & Sun Room on .70 Acre Lot! 1st time on the #market for this well maintained home - main level offers large ceramic #foyer w/Double closet open to huge living room with Frpl (gas start), #formal dining, huge kitchen w/lots of cabinets - built-in appliances & #Desk area, powder room + large rec-room w/built-in book cases & a 2nd frpl, upper level offers 5 #generous bedrooms with lots of closet/storage space, full bath & large master suite that includes a #private 3/4 bath & walk-in closet, the unfinished basement offers room to grow & has a large laundry area with a stand-alone #shower . This home has hot water heat - central air - laundry chute - well & pump are approx. 5 years old, the roof is approx. 7-8 years old, 6 panel doors, upper level windows replaced in 98', & main level windows replaced in 05', 12x17 3 seasons room overlooks the park-like yard, large deck, shed, finished 2 1/2 car attached garage & more!
We took some time out yesterday to appreciate our BEXI buddies and the value they add in our lives. Below is a truly beautiful note from one of our members:
'I am so grateful for having found BEXI and always thanking my lucky stars. Our BEXI community attracts a beautiful group of strong, determined, intelligent, wise, gracious, humble and very real women. To be a part of that is very special. There are too many names to mention but I am so thankful to all my training buddies for many reasons and I thank you for having me as a part of the gang. ••••
Let this serve as a reminder to take time to appreciate someone who does something you take for granted. Being told you're appreciated is one of the simplest and most uplifting things you can hear. 🌸🍃💕
My son always has plenty of options for breakfast before he heads out the door for school. Not all families are so lucky. Many have no options. But together we can all help put an end to childhood hunger. Stop in our store and make a donation. Every $ helps feed a child a nutritious meal. Please read about this story or many more on www.nokidhungry.org #wsnokidhungry#mywilliamssonoma#nourish#generous#educate#shareourstrength
Meet the gorgeous Sally, Beautician and beautiful soul. I asked her a few questions so we can get to know her before Tuesday night:
Best advice I ever received:
Be you, be conﬁdent and never doubt yourself. You can achieve anything!
If a book was written about me, it would be called:
Haha…. Sally’s dictionary of words!
Pink - The singer! She lifted me up, in more ways then I could ever imagine. Just through her music, the person she is, her interviews, etc When I was at my lowest, she gave me the strength and self love to get through it all. Even today, I can hear a song and she moves me!! :) I’ll never, ever give up: Coffeeee, music and yoga!! My three favourites things in the world!
My passion is:
To make people feel good, I feel good when people feel amazing. This is why I love my job so much. I actually see with my own eyes, people’s mood and energy change from when they walked into the beauty room, to when they leave. And its truly an magniﬁcent feeling.
I want everyone to know their own self value, what they truly want and deserve in this lifetime. If we all put out into the universe, what we desire, what we love, what we deserve, how to visualise it and truely believe it. I feel we would all be so much happier
3. Don’t be #embarrassed to #tell#thetruth .
#Sometimes people are embarrassed to stand up for the truth and to #forbid an evil or encourage good. You find people shy to defend Islamic concepts, #like the hijaab, or even embarrassed to #pray in their #workplace ! Haya means you #feel most #shyness for Allah ‘azza wa jall and never let shyness of people stand in the way of the orders of Al-Hayyee. Allah is the Shy one but not when it comes to #setting forth parables of the truth: Verily, Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a #mosquito or so much more when it is #bigger (or less when it is smaller) than it . . . [Quran, 2:26] And: … Indeed, that [behavior] was troubling the Prophet, and he is shy of [#dismissing ] you. But Allah is not shy of the truth… [Quran, 33:53]
4. #Ask Al-Hayyee.
The Messenger of Allah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam said: Indeed your #Lord – tabaaraka wa ta’ala – is The Shy One, The #Generous , Allah is Shy from His slave if the #slave raises his hands towards Him, that He would return them without anything. [Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah – authenticated by al-Albaani] Be #amazed and inspired by this beautiful shyness and ask Him for your every need and turn to Him in good and #badtimes !
5. Revive the #concept of gheerah.
We live in times in which many #men and #women#lost their sense of shame and modesty, are #obsessed with appearances and attracting attention from non-mahrams and marriage is often seen as #old -fashioned. Gheerah is an #Islamic concept which means protectiveness or (a good type of) #jealousy . The Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had the most gheerah for his wives and all of the companions were known for their gheerah.
i'm the face behind badassery.life. a concept that came to me when first starting my blog to chronicle mental & physical training with jesse itzler, @the100mileman. so what does #badassery mean? it means to dare to be great. to lean into discomfort & stand strong for YOU! it means creating your dream life & coloring outside the lines sometimes. it means to celebrate exactly where you are in life & being #generous with yourself. & that is what i'm here to do. to help people grow, stretch & be #unstoppable no matter how hard it feels, because you know what? your goals don't care how you feel. i was put on this earth to connect & guide people to be the best they can be through #accountability#goalsetting#coaching & through killer events (i ❤️ a good special event!) #greatnesschallenge#day1 @lewishowes
On Strong roots for Weathering the storm- by Thanissaro Bikkhu ( dhammatalks.org)
These are the activities that we have to engage in order to prepare, in order to withstand the storm--not just before the storm hits, but all the way throughout the storm. Being #generous , #observing the #precepts , and #meditating keep us strong, keep us from getting blown away. If your survival is accomplished without generosity, without virtue, without meditation, it's not worth much. It's not the sort of survival that keeps you healthy and well-nourished. You look at survivors of war, who had to go and kill and steal and cheat and bomb, and then go into a lot of denial about it. Look at all the veterans of past wars, emotionally scarred for life. They did survive, but at a huge cost, the cost of the skillful roots in the mind.
It's by nourishing the skillful roots that the health of the mind survives. Even if we have to leave this particular body, at least the mind has the potential for sending out skillful roots wherever it finds itself the next time around. It's nourished with its inner sense of well-being, truthfulness, self-honesty. You look at your behavior and there's nothing you have to hide from yourself. That's important. At the same time, when you reflect on your behavior, you realize you've been helpful to other people. Practicing generosity is like sending good roots out, spreading abroad in all directions, so that you're survival is not just for your own sake, but it helps other people well.
Happy Birthday #RobertDeniro
You were kind enough to take me out for lunch after we filmed "GOOD FELLAS"
Story goes like this-I asked myself.."who sees the footage?" He did!....
I wanted to know how I performed? I thought...Let me send him a letter.We had little internet then (1990?)
Writing a letter,was the only option.
It was my 1st big film.I waited for a response .. 2 months later,the phone rang @7am..I answered,pissed off ..like who calls me this early? He said .."its Bob"..I thought it was my dentist/"Bob"???when I figured it out...
I literally sat up,adjusted my hair,wiped my mouth..as I realized it was HIM .
He asked me to meet him for lunch that day...Franklin St.
He asked me about my family ,my history,my acting my desires,my experience .We had a great time talking. Robert Deniro nurtured a young actress and then offered to drop me off where I needed to be,which happened to be at an audition for #JodyFoster 's 1st directorial Debut "Little Man Tate".I got the role that day!I was not even a mother yet.Funny to see after having kids .. #good memories #forevergreatful#goodluckcharm#mentor#inspired ...and I love his family!!
My wrist is a direct reflection of the incredible giving people in my life. Thank you @alisonstuckey @and_also_this and @goddessofwisdomcoach @wisdom.wear for these gorgeous adornments. #blessed#giving#generous
Today's Thankful Thursday is for my best friend, Amy! I couldn't be more grateful to have this girl in my life. She is always there for me and always puts a smile on my face! I love spending time with her and always look forward to seeing her. Thank you so much girly for caring about me and being a truly amazing best friend! I couldn't have asked for a better best friend. You always are so supportive with my journey and you believe in me. I think the world of you and honestly feel honored to be able to call you my best friend. You are the most kind, caring, generous, amazing person I know!! Can't wait to make more memories together!!! I love you so much my Amazing Amy 😍💞