Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

By Sindi

A Bright Spot in Your Day

Happy Easter from A Bright Spot!

This is a happy ? place where you will find all types of content from the people I’ve met who inspire. Well, all types except the one that has you thinking TL:DR, because we’re not here to bore you.

I built this site last fall to serve as a platform for me, and my partner, to share our expertise on technology and marketing, hence the domain name. But then, in a fortunate turn of events, we got jobs and blogging was put on the back burner. But now that the planet is in the middle of a pandemic, and everyone has been banned to their homes, we have a little time on our hands. So we’re effectively turning lemons into lemonade and, with the upcoming posts we have planned for you, hopefully giving you a bright spot in your day. Or at least something to look at whenever you take a break from TikTok.

Why Beautiful Words, a Bunny’s Butt and a Bright Spot?

I was reminded of this perfect quote while listening to an episode of the Social Pros podcast today.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde

Subscribing to this podcast is an absolute must for anyone who works in marketing. The episode, How to Use Authenticity and Become a TikTok Influencer, featured TikTok influencer, Maggie Thurmon. Each episode the guests are asked for one tip they would give to people looking to become social pros and her answer was my inspiration for the day. Her tip was,

“I would say genuinely keep trying. Figure out what works and if it doesn’t work try something else, but don’t compromise who you are in the process. Don’t necessarily try to perfectly imitate someone else where you’ve seen success because that success has already been had.

Maggie Thurmon

In other words, be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Click here if you would like to listen to this episode in full and get great advice from a TikTok expert on how to create top content that people want to see and grow your following. She’s mad creative, goes to high school and has 1.4M followers. With that, I leave you to enjoy your Easter afternoon, it’s a beautiful one here in Seattle and I have to make good on my promise to keep this short and sweet! ?

By Ivy Morales

Make Fun Easter For Kids With Few Resources

Hello from San Juan, Puerto Rico! Easter is a such a happy time for kids. But this year, amidst the pandemic, we may have mixed feelings about it. However Easter can remind us that it’s also a time of HOPE. A day on which we can PAUSE IN OUR MIND and feel what’s happening outside and enjoy and cherish our families friends and love ones. Technology is so amazing that even if we are not together, we can call or video chat and what better way than with a family video call for Easter brunch!

Miss Ivy ??and Hope the Bunny ?? have prepared a list of ideas to help you enjoy tomorrow with your kids on Easter Day.

The Golden Rule: Before doing anything, take a moment for yourself, take a moment to breathe, take a moment for you and your own practice. Take a moment to stretch and mediate. Take a moment to think positive and attract good vibes. You are amazing, you are strong, you are beautiful, you are an amazing parent and doing a great job. Now let’s get started!

Breakfast/Brunch at the restaurant in your house:

  • Prepare a special place in the house and set it like a restaurant.
  • Set the table with a full Easter spread, including flowers, fancy place with cloth napkins, and a “reserved sign” special for your kiddo.
  • Offer a menu with your Easter themed selections which can include bunny shaped French toast or pancakes with fruit and Bunny shaped PB&Js.
  • As you take your kiddos’ orders, wait on them with white-gloved to create an air of fine dining. Bonus points if you wear white gloves.

Fun activities for those families stuck indoors:

  • Indoor scavenger hunt. Depending on their ages you can hide things or clues for them to find.
  • Indoor obstacles course.
  • Bonus: combine the scavenger hunt with the obstacles course ?
  • Living room theater movies. Invite your kiddos to see a movie in the “theater” complete with written invitations, movie tickets and a special treat for the movie.
  • Indoor live action board games. Prepare a special area in your home and set it up like a game in which you are the piece.
  • Dance/Karaoke party in your living room
  • Indoor camping. Prepare a special place in the house where you can setup either a camping tent or hang out sheets and use it as a camping site. Turn off the light and with flashlight on, make shadows animals with your hands. You can make a story, do a puppets show or simply play with the shadows.
  • Treat them to a spa day

Gifts you can make when you can’t get out to shop:

  • Homemade bubbles
  • Homemade dough
  • Homemade clay
  • Homemade coloring books
  • Homemade books
  • Homemade paint
  • And my favorite: homemade stuffed animals

Children are resilient, Easter is not about the gifts, is about the time you spend together. Enjoy the simple things.

Presents can last a while, but memories last forever ?

Namasté ?
KIDDYOGA with Miss Ivy Program
Parents edition Easter

By Colleen Chittick

find your inspiration with the 5 second rule

When searching for your perfect job, just remember “if they say it’s impossible, it was impossible for them NOT YOU.” Wise words from the creator of the five second rule, 5-4-3-2-1-GO, thank you Mel Robbins. This transformative book will provide the soggy hearted—damsels in distress—a few ah-ha breakthroughs, and that coupled with a suit-up-and-show-up-attitude will be your armor for success in navigating your way into your next opportunity.

Nothing is impossible! I know, I mean my resume could be as long as a CVS receipt, and I’m not hiding in the shadows of doubt. Moral of the story, we all have an inner obligation to do our best, and that takes courage. Ding-Ding…and courage my fellow readers is todays’ word of the day. Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens you. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is also your inner spirit guiding you to the yellow-brick-road (so to speak). It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, and with that, I ask you, when was the last time in your job search you thought outside the box? When was the last time you took a dive into your talent pool to explain how your professional skills are transferable into a role you have been itching to get?

I’m here to encourage your COURAGE, and let you know that you are not alone, and to remind you that nothing is impossible. Looking for work, or worse, having a job you loath is never good…so I ask that today you do one thing that you might fear, in exchange for making your heart smile. Oh, and in case no one has told you this today, “I’m PROUD OF YOU.”

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
A Bright Spot in Your Day