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Lessons Learned as a Tacky American Girl

Lessons Learned as a Tacky American Girl | Soultiply with Brittany Ritcher

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Tacky Day circa 2008

I can be pretty tacky sometimes.

Last year I went to Walt Disney World and wore my visor and bright, white tennis shoes with pride. During high school, every Spirit Week we had a dress up day where everyone wore their tackiest outfit. I would go ALLLL out – pig tails, mismatching clothes, crazy makeup, fanny pack and high-waisted pants. I would nervously sit in the car with my mother before school started, watching the kids go in and out of the building…and not a SINGLE ONE would be dressed for the occasion. My eyes would well up in tears…how could I possibly go to class looking like this if no one else dressed up too?! Did everyone forget it was Tacky Day over the weekend?! I was distraught. Inevitably someone would dress up and I wouldn’t feel as bad.

Sometimes it’s tough to be tacky.

But that’s not the type of tacky I’m talking about right now. Tacky stands for much more than outdated hairstyles and gaudy jewelry. After reading this post, you’ll be proud to call yourself tacky too.

Tacky stands for T ime, A ttention, C are, K indness &… Y ou!

You can breathe a sigh of relief…it’s now cool to be tacky!

When you are tacky, you validate others. You give the people around you a voice, a way to express themselves and be heard. Give everyone you meet the time, attention, care & kindness they deserve…and that includes you too! Be tacky and you can create miracles.

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May 2014 Monthly Mantra

May 2014 Monthly Mantra Soultiply Brittany Ritcher

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It’s that time again – we have a new Monthly Mantra!

Before we delve into the inspirational goodness in store for us this May, let’s recap April.

If you are new to the Monthly Mantra Challenge, it’s not too late to find out more about the power of using a Monthly Mantra and to learn about our Mantra from April.

April’s Monthly Mantra Recap:

How did April’s Monthly Mantra lift your spirits? I used the mantra quite a bit this past month. It really helped me loosen up and brush off b1c27261b3347c6670440b643250cf5b the small stuff. I came in contact with some people that I believed were judging me and I used a combination of April’s Monthly Mantra, as well as the exercises that I’ve developed to guard myself from other’s negative thinking - and it worked wonders! It really taught me to love and embrace my quirks, and to find the sweetness and understanding in the quirks of others. And after 30 days of practice – we have all developed a brand new habit! Whoo!

So now let’s focus on May. Our Monthly Mantra for May is going to be two-fold: it will include a mantra AND a Challenge! The Mantra is…

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