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Pay It Forward Day – September 15th

I just stumbled upon The Giving Keys’ video on Facebook and I had to share it on GraceistheNewGlam.com! I’m a HUGE fan of The Giving Keys and I own 2 myself.  I’m waiting for the right time to ‘pay mine forward’ and this coming Sunday might be the day. 

I discovered The Giving Keys through Mastin Kipp – and another time while I was grabbing a bite – we ran into Caitlin Crosby, the founder.  Let me tell you – this is such an amazing thing and company that gives back and puts more kindness into the world.  Buy some ‘keys’ and give them away with me on 9.15.13…..one day after my birthday! 

What Motivates Me

ImageIt’s so easy to get dragged down by life – your job, your friends, family drama. It’s like going down a rabbit hole and not being able to breathe. 

I try so hard not to get sucked into a booby-trap of negativity by focusing on what motivates me. Here’s just a few… 

Doing things that make me feel good…. For instance, I took a mega-hard hot yoga class tonight. I had no idea what to expect and it’s been a while since my last intense yoga class.  I suited up and faced my fears (sweat my brains out) and completed the practice. Guess what? I loved it – and now I’m inspired to write tonight! Other feel-good things to me are – walking, cuddling up and watching TV with my BF, late night calls with my sister, mid-afternoon naps, much needed mani/pedis, etc. 

Motivated people (also filed under ‘People who walk the walk’….)… I love people that inspire me.  It’s the people who work really hard around me on a daily basis that keep work fun and creative.  Also – top notch people making a difference like Marianne Williamson, Josie Maran, Summer Rayne Oakes, Krishna Das, Kris Carr… I can go on and on. All of these individuals have passion and do good for the world. 

Do-Good Companies…. There’s so many out there right now, but off the top of my head I can think of Toms, The Giving Keys, Acure Organics, Nika Water, Whole Foods Market, Charity Water, etc. All of these big and small companies are motivating me.  That’s what I want to be a part of.

There’s lots more – but maybe this post will motivate you too. What inspires and motivates your spirit? Tell me in the comment!