“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.”
— Eve Ensler
So, dear birds and babies, starting next Sunday, we’re going to have a weekly piece here at YAR. We’re calling it the ‘YAR Word of the Week,’ and it will go a little something like this.
Each week, we’re going to post a positive word, and its dictionary definition. It will be your MISSION to keep this word in your conscious mind all week long, and use it to describe things in your life.
We have chosen Sunday for a very specific reason: it’s the day before the oft dreaded Monday, the start to the work &/or school week for so very many people. Monday can be sluggish and you wish for the weekend. Monday is a tough day… which makes it the perfect day to make optimism a priority. Manifest positivity in your days… a word a week is a small start, we know, but a little can go a long way.
We’ll give you the word, and we’ll use it in a sentence, and then what we would love for you to do, is to respond to the post using the word in a sentence of your own, using it to describe some aspect of your life. Share that love with us and all of the other readers! Use the word all week long to remind yourself of the positive energy that surrounds you, and make that energy grow by feeding it with your good, appreciative thoughts.
There are better words than beautiful. Radiant, for instance. It’s an underused word. It’s a very special word. “You are radiant.” Also, enchanting, smoldering, intoxicating, charming, fetching.
-read the rest of a letter to men by christina hendricks
We are all human and that being the case, we are all so very blessed. One of our many blessings is the ability to appreciate beauty. How lucky we are to be able to appreciate aesthetics, and to revel in the glory of beautiful things and beautiful people.
As you walked down the street, did that woman turn your head? Tell her so! Tell her that she looks stunning. Did that boy catch your glance? Tell him how handsome he is.
Don’t wait for a reaction, don’t wait for a response. Continue on your way, and enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes from saying exactly what you’re thinking, and enjoy knowing that you’ve brightened someone’s day by paying them a genuine compliment.
We can all make this world a little brighter by putting our positivity out there! Don’t bottle it up; let out all of those good thoughts and feelings out there, and watch those smiles grow bigger and bolder every day. Building confidence isn’t done overnight, but build your own, and help others as well, and just watch your love spread, spread, spread.
a thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
a few updates!!! 1) as you can see in the previous post, we are releasing a second edition of the book this summer!!! 2) we would love to start work on a new book to come out later this year. there will be a new activity to include all you wonderful people into the content of the book like the definitions last time. perhaps love letters this time around. 3) we would also like to include some things from the feel good revolt in the book so if you have received a letter & wish to include it in the book that would be wonderful!! 4) we have all been very busy bees these past few months pretending to be grown ups but this summer expect far more posts & activities. 5) JULY 11th is the two year anniversary of you are remarkable. wow, wow, wow. we are going to plan a YOU ARE REMARKABLE day as we did last year. if you would like to join in send us an email or such. we’ll tell you our plans when the time comes near. 6) go outside, enjoy yourself & make sure you’re living the life you wish to live. don’t let anything/anyone hold you back. don’t let yourself become stuck in a job, relationship, anything. live, live, & be free.