Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – June 20, 2018

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – June 20, 2018

When we live our lives intentionally fulfilling our purpose –– what we were created and put on the Earth to do –– no matter what the day brings, we can experience joy. What’s your purpose? Live it today!

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Spilled Milk – Crying Over It to Get Over It

Spilled Milk – Crying Over It to Get Over It

It’s Day 364 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and I found myself crying over some spilled milk to get over it. Yesterday – Father’s Day – without my daddy is still sad after seventeen years. Thankfully, I’m able to take comfort in my Heavenly Father and the fact that He’s given me a husband my dad could have hand picked…Even so, I missed him terribly and went to bed without blogging last night. When I woke up this morning, I still felt out of sorts. Sensitive emotions around personal problems coupled with some unresolved professional business had me on a bit of a roller coaster. But what really threatened to plunge me downhill was the fact that I just picked up a new inhaler on Friday, used it that night, then again right before Zumba Saturday morning, only to lose it somewhere before class started. While in class I looked for in my handbag and gym bag. Afterward I checked the parking lot and my car. Once home I searched all over, even though I last had it in the car outside the gym. Today I called the Fitworks front desk and inquired if it had been turned in to the Lost and Found and made a trip to look for myself when informed it wasn’t there. Finally, I called the pharmacy and explained the situation only to be told insurance doesn’t cover replacement inhalers, and it would cost almost $500 to replace! Talk about a D – a barrier – disappointment! Hearing that news, I finally let the few tears that had threatened all day fall. Yeah, I know what they say about spilled milk, but in the instance,  I felt justified crying over it to get over it.

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As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose life coach, I understand there is a time to keep our emotions under control. This is especially important for women in professional settings. Seldom does crying serve us well in those situations. That said, as a life coach, I’m also an advocate of expressing our emotions appropriately. I’ve never lost a brand new inhaler! I kept it together while speaking with the Fitworks receptionist and with the pharmacy technician. But when my  hopes of finding the preventative inhaler with only 4/120 inhalations used were dashed –  It wasn’t in my sweatshirt pocket either! – I finally let my frustration out. Not in tears but in a desperate Why God? cry. And you know what? Not keeping my hurt bottled up – pun intended – helped. By giving myself permission to express my jumble of emotions in a cry out to God, I experienced sweet release. The barrier still exists, but I minimized it and maximized my faith in the One who understands my disappointment with the loss. Don’t get me wrong – I still need to figure out if I’m simply going to live off of my rescue inhaler until next month or bite the bullet and replace the preventive one – but, in this case of spilled milk, crying over it – followed by a little prayer and a little Zumba – seemed like a natural part of getting over it!

How about you? How do you respond over spilled milk? Hope you’ll consider being Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose about giving yourself permission to cry over it to get over it, too.

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – Father’s Day 2018

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – Father’s Day 2018

Daddy, did I ever tell you you’re my hero? I’ve been missing you 17 years, but want you to know this time I married a man who reminds me of you. Another Superman. Just like you, He’s the best dad a family could have. And like you were, he’s the wind beneath my wings. Thankful my Heavenly Father gave me both of you. And whatever your situation this Father’s Day – He cares for you, too.

Happy Father's Day

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – June 16, 2018

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – June 16, 2018

You’re never alone with a good book and God to keep you company.

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Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – June 14, 2018

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – June 14, 2018

Busy morning filled with life coaching and more this afternoon. Rather than exhausting me, I’m energized. When you find your purpose – the reason God put you here –  you never have to work a day in your life! What’s yours?

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He’s Risen! Hallelujah!

He’s Risen! Hallelujah!

It’s Day 196 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and He’s risen! Hallelujah! Playing the Easter Bunny, a praise service at church, lunch, preparing dinner, then an egg hunt and pictures at our house have made for a busy but beautiful Resurrection Day. Even so, the best part of it was my son and daughter waking me with “Hallelujah, praise the Lord!” from him and “Yay, the big stone was rolled away” – something she’s said since she was a little girl- from her. You see, I shared the Good news of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection with them when they were little, and they accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. To hear them articulate their faith without any prompting made me feel like Mommy Mission Accomplished!

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Hallelujah! The Big Stone Is Rolled Away!                                                                                                    Me, Pink Collar Coach, outside the empty tomb on the set of our church’s Passion play.                Easter is the best Sunday of the year, and I’ll never be too old for a pretty dress. Believe it or not, it was purchased separate from the handbag. The florals don’t match but coordinate perfectly. The gold shrug and sling backs shoes are oldie but goodie go-tos. All Calvin Klein from TJ Maxx. 

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Lover of Jesus Christ, what a blessing the day has been! I know He lives, and because He does, there’s nothing in this life I can’t face. Personally or professionally. Furthermore, the sting of death and the grave’s victory are gone because He not only rose but went to prepare a place for me that I can be with Him eternally. And that’s the true hope of Easter – not only for me, but for you, too. All you have to do is believe that He’s risen! Hallelujah!

If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, my prayer is that you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and do it today.

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach