A Collection of things for my daughters to read one day. From serious to silly, It's all about sharing with them.
|Posted by Kirstin Parkin on March 7, 2014 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
When I was in grade 5, my parents seperated. It was a hard time for my entire family. I remember being driven home by a friends parents one night, and I was looking up at the starry sky when I saw a shooting star. I vividly remember wishing that my parents would get back together. They did, and recently celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. My wish came true.
When I was in my late teens, I wished for a chance with my husband and I got it.
When I was in my mid twenties, I wished and prayed that my Nanny (great-grandmother) would live long enough to watch me walk down the isle. She was 95. I then wished and prayed that she would survive to see our baby born. And she did. Five generations of women.
I'm a believer in the power of wishes. I have proof that they work. So keep wishing, because they might just come true.
Our 5 generation photo with Miss B
Photo Credit Lisa Wheeler
|Posted by Kirstin Parkin on March 5, 2014 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
I moved to our town on the coast of B.C when I was six. My dad took a transfer for his job and we left our small town in the interior to come here. Six years later, I was twelve, and my dad hired a new truck employee. Mr K was seventeen and the most handsome man I had ever seen..... but I was twelve... awkward, pimply and still a little kid. As the years passed, Mr K and My Brother became friends. As more time passed, he and I became friends as well. I went off to college and came back a year later, in time to celebrate my nineteenth birthday. Well, to say the least, I wasn't twelve anymore!! As soon as I figured out that I had a shot with him, I went for it! He had to make sure that my dad and my brother approved first. Total Gentleman. We've been together ever since, which is almost eleven years. The quote that I wrote in the picture is true. In my husband, I know true love. I'm incredibly fortunate to experience it. I never realized that there was a totally different category for love until Miss B was born. Miss M doubled it. It's totally different, yet so much the same. That's what I wish for my daughters - to have love fill their lives too. http://pinterest.com/pin/202591683211259287/
|Posted by Kirstin Parkin on March 2, 2014 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So if you believe you are beautiful, you will be. Beauty comes from within. It means something different to every person and is such an individual thing. It isn't measured by the size of your clothes, but in the confidence of your step. I hope that you realise that less is more with make up and more is more with clothing. Your style is an expression of your personality. Your attitude will either draw people towards you or push people away. Beauty is totally open to interpretation, however, the source of beauty is not. It is grown within from feeling good about yourself. Beauty is confidence and charisma. Beauty is all the things that make you different that everyone else.
Consider this, if looking like everyone else was the standard of beauty, everyone would be the same and thus less beautiful. You would never stand out from the person next to you, which would make you invisible. I'd rather be unique and beautiful in my own way, than invisible and beautiful by societies standards.
Beauty is created, shaped and molded by our experiences. I choose to focus on the great moments and memories of my life because it helps me remember how blessed I am. I flick the negative nazi off my shoulder and focus on the positives of my life. It helps me smile more, and a smile is one of the most powerful things in the world.
|Posted by Kirstin Parkin on March 2, 2014 at 1:25 AM||comments (1)|
The strongest tool a person can have is self-esteem. Those who believe in themselves are truly unstoppable. If I can remind even a few people that they are worthy and capable, then I will share this poem that I wrote in 2006. Copywrite 2013
Today I am okay
Tomorrow's just another day.
I won't worry about what's to come
Or what's already been either,
I will find the beat of my own drum
Living life all the wiser.
I will compliment myself Today
And take credit where its due,
I am strong enough come what may
Today I start anew.
I will find my inner light Today
And grow from within,
I will find any excuse to play
Not considering it a sin.
I will laugh and dance and smile today
And make someone else feel good,
I'll let my imagination take me away
And remove all of the 'should's'
I will feel pride Today
With the good things I have done,
Not letting guilt get the final say
Today I know I've won.
I'm pretty and smart and funny Today
And I'm worth whatever the cost,
I'm 'perfecly perfect' as they say
In myself I'm no longer lost.
There's a light glowing inside me Today
That allows me to shine so bright,
And I know that I'm already okay
Today self esteem is my right.