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Do You “Get” The Following: A List Post

Do you believe in yourself?

Do you believe in your ideas?
Do you you give yourself the credit that your actions and words can impactful on the lives of those around you, for better and for worse?
Do you have any damn clue how capable you are of greatness?
Do you realize that your story and your creations have the power to spread across this world in a ripple affect of grace and empowerment and beauty?
Do you acknowledge that you have a one-of-a-kind story unique to you and only you that is worth sharing?
Do look in the mirror and see how incredibly beautiful you are? Do you see the depths of that beauty go inward when you look into your very own eyes?
Do you love yourself? Because let me tell you right here and right now you are worth all the love in the world. You are.
Do you let your light shine?
Do you understand that it is a fact of life you will be hurt, you will fail, and you will make choices that don’t serve you, and that doesn’t mean a damn thing about what you do and who you are in the present or who you are becoming as your future unfolds.
Do you understand that your fears do not identify you?
Do you embrace the fact that you can start over at any moment, that you be whoever it is you want to be?
Do you notice how much you put a smile on others’ faces, how much you can brighten someone’s day, and how much you can help someone believe in themselves.
Do you allow yourself to see what your made of? Let me tell you, you are made of so much more than you could ever begin to quantify.
Do you get that if you let yourself be seen by & be vulnerable with those around you, that you will inspire them, assure them, and comfort them.

Do you believe in yourself?

About Lauren Rains

Hi my name is Lauren Rains. I write about the human experience. Through thick and thin, I’m dedicated to growth, adventure, integrity, and love. The Mad To Live is based on my pursuits, experiments, research, and lessons of challenge and triumph in all areas of life, including being entrepreneur, a writer, a philosopher, a traveler, a teacher, a student, a creative, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a significant other, a stranger and the list goes on. At the end of the day, I believe human beings are here for two reasons: 1.) to love one another with total acceptance, and 2.) to see what we’re made of as we create the possibilities for an abundant life for ourselves and for others. No more bullshit, let's just enjoy our lives.

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