Posts tagged motivation
Father's Day Tribute
                                    PHOTO BY:  AMY HIRSCHI PHOTOGRAPHY   -   QUOTE AUTHOR: UNKNOWN

                                    PHOTO BY: AMY HIRSCHI PHOTOGRAPHY  -   QUOTE AUTHOR: UNKNOWN

When we found out I was pregnant with a little boy, Matthew set this quote as his iPhone wallpaper. I have always admired his self awareness. He is constantly setting goals to challenge and better himself. I never imagined he could be a better man than when I married him because I've always held him in the highest regard. He is continually growing into a better person and I am starting to wonder if I can keep up with him!

My husband is one of the most hardworking people I know. He would go to the moon and back for us if he knew it would give us a brighter future. He is imperfect and makes mistakes, but is quick to correct them. That's what makes him perfect for me, because I'm imperfect too. Together we are striving to be the best versions of ourselves, and teach our children to do the same. Our strengths are complimentary. It's been so great to see him have an expanding role in Turner's childhood. The more independent Turner becomes, the more I find myself losing my patience, while Matthew's patience only continues to grow. He would probably disagree with that observation, but it's true! I am so grateful that Turner has his example to look up to.

I also believe that part of the reason Matthew is so amazing is because he has a wonderful father to look up to. By example his father raised a man who is hardworking, faithful, logical, sensitive, humorous, thoughtful, generous, and loving. Glen is all of those things, and I see those qualities in Matthew because of him. Not to mention, he is the sweetest Papa to Turner and I have loved watching that relationship grow! I couldn't thank him enough for loving Matthew, Turner, and I. I truly feel loved and blessed to have his example in our lives.

I couldn't do this tribute without talking about my own dad. Growing up I was kind of a daddy's girl. I would race to the door when he got home and climb on his lap when he would sit at the table. He has taught me a lot through his example alone. I have learned and gained a testimony of the gospel through his faithfulness in family home evenings and family prayer. He has helped me to discern answers to my prayers and inspiration from the Holy Ghost. I gained a love for music and dancing when I would wake up on Saturday mornings to him jamming out to Motown hits while making pancakes and eggs. He would often take me aside and give me inspired guidance that always ended with a warm embrace and the phrase "I love you." I knew I was precious to him and I know I still am. I will always be grateful for the things he has taught me, and even more grateful for the way he has shown me to live a full and happy life. 

So if you're a father, think about that someone who may be watching and following your example. Remember that you make a difference in the lives of those around you. What you do MATTERS. Keep up the good work, guys! And have a very HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Feel free to print, share, and download this 8x10 graphic. If you repost, please link it back to this post and credit Amy Hirschi Photography for the image.
Thanks! Lots of love!

Signature || Cheree || A Dash of Salter
 
Motivation Monday || Optimism
Motivation Monday || Optimism || A Dash of Salter

Last week my husband and I went to see Disney's Tomorrowland - my inspiration is always coming from movies these days  - and I loved its message.

Optimism can change the world. One person who never gives up can make the world a better place. We can have that attitude and be that person if we choose to be! 

I've always felt that optimism and positive vibes can get you far in life. I know through experience! When I have a positive attitude things always tend to work out. They're not always perfect, but they always work out!

Save/download this 8x10 graphic, print it, hang it, look at it often and remember how your tiny actions can make a difference. Focus on the good things in this world and worry less about the bad. Push forward through life with a positive attitude and a smile on your face! I'll be trying to do the same, because life truly is GOOD. There is so much to be happy about! 

Speaking of HAPPY things, I promised a giveaway after reaching 100 likes on my Facebook page and I'm thinking of doing it this week or next week! I'll be giving away some of my favorite things, so keep your eyes peeled for it! 

Let's give off positive vibes this week and share them with everyone around us!
HAPPY MONDAY, LOVES!

Signature || Cheree || A Dash of Salter
 
Motivation Monday || Dreamer
Motivation Monday || Dreamer

Today's graphic I created is a quote from the movie Turbo. This movie is about an unnaturally fast snail who wants to race in the Indi 500. He ends up winning only to emphasize that "No dream is too big, and no dreamer too small." I found it pretty inspiring. If a cartoon snail can win a race, surely I can accomplish anything, too. In all seriousness, though!

How often do we have dreams that we never try to reach?  

I admit that all of my life I have been a dreamer. I have dreamed about the things I could have, the places I could go and the things I could accomplish. They almost never progress from just that, a dream. I've always thought I was too _______ or not enough _______ to accomplish the things I dreamed about.  I didn't know if anyone believed in me and, the most detrimental, I didn't believe in myself.

Since marrying my wonderful husband, I have started to realize that my goals and dreams are achievable. When you write them down, set up a plan and work your hardest you can accomplish anything! I'm starting to believe how possible it is for us to achieve all of our dreams! It's a wonderful feeling. I can truly say I believe in myself and that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to!

So today I want to encourage you to reach for your dreams, no matter how BIG your dream feels or how small you may feel. Anything is possible when you truly believe in yourself! Here's to reaching higher and dreaming bigger than we ever have before!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you enjoy this beautiful day as well!
Lots of love!

 
MOTIVATION MONDAY || You Are Amazing!
Motivational Quote || Designed by A Dash of Salter

For any of you who are feeling unimportant in a world of comparison and competition, I want you to know, you are capable of amazing things.  

I'm constantly feeling less than I am, questioning that I can accomplish my wide eyed goals, and wondering what others think of my trying efforts. Just a few days ago I was having one of those feeling moments. Those moments where I question if the things I want to learn and accomplish are even possible. I wonder if I'll ever be worth something to this world. If I'll make a difference. 

Then I watch my son, learning and growing. He obeys a simple request, and I start to realize that my work as a mother is so important. I say work because that's EXACTLY what it is. Constantly trying your best to be an example of good habits and teach your children new things is exhausting. It's also extremely rewarding. Nothing lights my life more than when my son shows me he understands a new concept. I want to be a good mother, but I know I am also capable of more than that. 

I can obtain what I want to become and accomplish. I can do the things I love. Writing, designing, discovering, uplifting, styling, sharing, documenting. Most of all, I know I can do amazing things. I can reach the potential I have yet to realize. I can have the perspective to see past those who judge, criticize, and hold me back. I am stronger than anyones words or opinions. I can rise above my doubts and the doubts of others. 

This quote is a reminder of that. Never give up. Never lose sight of your dreams. Be you and know it's the best thing you can be. It's what I want to be. It's what I want for all of you, too! Be yourself. Believe in yourself. You are capable of unbelievable things, and no one can hold you back! So today, push a little harder. Give a little more, and work for what you want to accomplish. You deserve it.

Pick the graphic you like best, pin it, print it, use at as your iPhone wallpaper, remember that you can do it and share it with someone you love. Let's lift each other up instead of dragging each other down.