Believing in Ourselves

Learning to love ourselves for who we really are, is probably the hardest thing we will ever do. Everyday we at bombarded with images of what real beauty is; in the eyes of retailers. These images try as they may, to shape who we are, or who we want to become.

Sometimes there is a feeling of pain, to look at ourselves in the the mirror, admiring the beauty that stands before us. My hair is a mess, my face is not perfect, I’m too fat. I can guarantee there is not one of us who has not made one or more of those comments.

It’s easy to beat ourselves up. We somehow believe that if we do it to ourselves then it will protect us more from those who may do it to us. STOP! We are doing more harm to ourselves then others can do to us.

We forget to believe in ourselves. We forget to be kind to ourselves. We forget that we are perfect because we are creatures of God, designed in his image. Each image unique, each like a canvas. We are a portrait of beauty. We spend our time believing in others. For example we believe in Santa Claus, in God in other people. But we forget to believe in OURSELVES and all the beauty we have inside. We are the only ones who know who we are. We are the only ones that can bring ourselves happiness, we are the only ones that control our happiness.

In the spirit of Christmas, I would like to remind you how beautiful you are. ALL of you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise, don’t let anyone take away your belief in yourself.

Go to that mirror now, look in it and say these words out loud “I am Beautiful”. Yell it, scream it, say it.

To all my beautiful people Merry Christmas, and all the happiness and beauty in the world for a bright 2014.




Are you inspired?

Today concludes two weeks of inspiration? Two weeks of moving stories and proof that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

I am talking about the Olympics. I don’t know what it is, maybe just being a proud mom to my own dancer daughters, but I can’t help but watch as a proud Canadian, with tears streaming down my eyes.

Listening to stories of triumph like that of  South African Oscar Pistorius, the fastest man with on no legs; the blade runner. A man who is the first to compete in both the Olympics and the Paralympics game. Oscar is not the type of person that understands the word CAN’T. A double leg amputee, Oscar has taken the olympic world by storm. But he is proof that anything is possible if you just BELIEVE.

Every time I hear that song “I Believe” on the Canadian networks it couldn’t be further from the truth. Believing is what keeps us going on a day-to-day basis. Is what children do at Christmas, believe that a man in a red suit will come down the chimney and leave presents. Oscar is not the only story at the Olympics that moved me to tears, what about Usain Bolt? The fastest man in the world, he transcends race, colour, gender and economic class, and comes from a land of little financial wealth. He put Jamaica on the map, with his speed and his smile will be one of the highlights of the 2012 olympics.

There have been many stories, The Canadian women’s soccer team, Michael Phelps, but what moves me the most are the little guys, the ones like Stephen Kiprotich, who competed in the Marathon,  from Uganda. His win today was the country’s second gold medal EVER.

When you watch these athletes you see what imagine, hard work and ambition can do, anything is possible! If you just BELIEVE.  If you told Stephen, Usain or Oscar, your crazy it will never happen! I am sure they would have looked at you with a smile and said just you wait and see!

The olympics not only brings nations together but the accomplishments of what these athletes can do, will inspire a generation to come.

So what inspires you?

What makes you happy?

What makes you want to achieve greatness?

What makes you believe?

As a party planner and especially with young children, my job is to make them believe. Believe in themselves, believe in each other and believe in imagination.

Whether I am pampering a child at a spa party, or providing them with a special visit from a Princess. Believing not only in what we do, but believing in these kids is what our business is all about. I am inspired everyday by the people I meet, by the stories I hear and the kids I meet.

Watching the kids faces when Cinderella walks through the door at their party, puts proof in the word BELIEVE. Because for that moment in time we are all believers and we are all in a happy place.

Cinderella is ready for the party

So everyday when you are faced with a challenge, think back to the olympics of 2012 and remember how inspired you felt, and how you believe.

Enjoy your day, and let me know what inspires you.