From Tracie: Sparkling Truth with Glaceau fruitwater®

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sparkling Truth with Glaceau fruitwater®

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glaceau fruitwater®.

We all have bad days or challenges that hit us. When we overcome those challenges, and beat those bad days, we have a chance to sparkle. Those are sparkling truth moments.

Sparkling Truth:
Flashlights drive the darkness away (and make blanket forts more fun).
When Katarina was little, we were hit by a huge hurricane. It took more than a month for power to be restored to our house. That is a lot of very quiet, dark nights, made spookier by having the windows open to let in a breeze.

The worst part of the day was when darkness fell - watching the darkness slowly suck out all of the light.

On nights when my husband was away, I had to think of something to counteract the spooky darkness for Katarina (and, let's be honest, for me, too). I made a huge blanket fort in the living room. We took snacks, stuffed animals, and all the flashlights in there with us before darkness started to fall outside.

When bedtime came, Katarina didn't feel so bad leaving the tent for a comfy bed in a dark room. We sparkled our way through the falling dark with flashlights and shadow puppets.

Sparkling Truth:
Nail polish changes a bad day (and it is always better when it sparkles).
There are days that call for a change. Something that feels like a fresh start, even if it is only a little thing. Major haircuts or new outfits are both go-to choices when that kind of change is needed. But I have found that the haircuts never seem to work out just right, and those new outfits always seem more expensive when they are bought on a bad day.

When I am looking for a change, I sit on my comfortable bed with a good movie playing, and paint my nails - a wildly bright color, a few polka dots, and a coat of sparkles. That is the right kind of change for me, and I can't help but smile when I look down at my toes. Even when they are covered up by socks and shoes, I know that sparkle is there with every step I take, and that is a good thing.

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Now that you’ve read about my “sparkling truth”, it’s time to share yours! A sparkling truth is a moment when you sparkle through unexpected challenges, brushing yourself off in a bubbly style. How do you sparkle on when life throws you a curve ball? Leave a comment on this post or jump in the conversation on social media by tagging your amplification with the hashtag, #sparklingtruth.

Visit http://www.fruitwater.com for more information and to help you discover your favorite sparkling truths.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glaceau fruitwater®.

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36 comments:

  1. I love making forts! Good one!

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  2. Forts and nail polish - so good! For me it's cookies or a trip to Target on a bad day. Maybe they pump happy chemicals through their fans?

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    1. Cookies make everything better.

      Target is an especially happy place. You might be on to something with that happy chemicals idea.

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  3. Cuddling up for family movie time always brings the happy into a gloomy day!

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    1. I love family movie night. So fun.

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  4. A nice quiet dinner with my hubby and a glass of wine always helps me end my day on a high note, no matter how it started.

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  5. I couldn't live without nail polish! Music, too - when life gets difficult and I feel the panic setting in, I definitely reach for the headphones.

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    1. Music has the amazing ability to change a mood instantly.

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  6. Cuddling my furbabies is something that makes the world seem right!

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    1. Sweet. Pets bring something special into our lives.

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  7. Good job mom on your creativity on making it through the power outage! One month, wow, how awful. And thanks for the reminder to paint my toenails! :D

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    1. Thanks. It was...not fun. The worst part was the heat.

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  8. Whenever I have a bad day, I would talk to my five year old daughter and our conversation would end up laughing like crazy, that really helps. That sparkling water is new to me, I have to check that out. Thanks!

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  9. Prayer is how I get through my tough spots. There's no problem too big for god.

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  10. Blanket forts take me back to my childhood, fruitwater well I have tried it but I don't like them

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    1. Blanket forts are definitely a childhood rite of passage.

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  11. Cuddling with the kids to read a book together after a bad day really helps me get out of a funk and put things in perspective! I good massage also helps ;)

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    1. Books and massages - sounds perfect to me!

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  12. Watching movies on a cold or dark and rainy day always makes things better for our famiy.

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    1. Yes. Movies and books are always better when it is rainy outside. As are afternoon naps.

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  13. I like to sparkle on with a good book! And I believe heavily in the power of prayer.

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    1. I believe in prayer, too.

      And a good book can turn any day around.

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  14. My sparkling truth is the amazing feeling of doing something that scares me. I've dropped a 30 meter fall, went paragliding and repelled down a waterfall. I hated ALL of them while I was doing them (motion sickness - ugh).

    But it was worth the challenge just to know I confronted my fears. :)

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    1. Wow. That is amazing!

      I would love to try those things.

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  15. I grab a favorite drink and curl up with a book or soak in the tub. Afterward I always feel so much better.

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    1. I don't read in the tub - but a good book is always nice.

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  16. Those look pretty good! How do they taste? Is the fruit taste powerful or light?

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    1. It is a good mix - not too strong.

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  17. I recently tried this too! So yummy!

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  18. Blasting dance music and singing out loud when life throws me a curve ball puts me in a good mood. How can't it? :)

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    1. Love it!! Singing and dancing make me happy, too.

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