The cream always rises to the top

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I've been thinking about this concept a lot recently.

What do you do when someone insults you? Makes you feel bad? 

What do you do when you feel threatened by someone or feel jealous or competitive?

Do you try to push those down who make you feel worse, to make yourself feel better? Do you sling insults back at them? Do you try to get others on your 'team' against them?

Not everyone agrees with me, but I say, the cream always rises to the top.

Here's the deal: We are all great in our own ways. We are good enough. We are the cream.

If we believe in our own goodness and worth, and act the part, by default, we rise above.

Our reputations will proceed us and we will have no need to react negatively to threats or to push others down to hold our spots.

Think about your favorite Starbucks drink topped with a mound of frothy and delicious whipped cream. Do you savor the silky flavor of the cream in your first few sips, or do you push it down with that disposable stick to dilute it into your drink?

Don't dilute yourself by pushing yourself down to the level of those who make you feel bad. Stand proud of who you yourself...and act the part of the cream. Always rise above and they will always stay default.

Now let's take a look at some beautifully styled cream outfits. Call it white, beige, ecru, or call it cream...however you call it, it's the most dreamy (and simple) way to pull yourself in warm, sticky weather. Move over LBD...the cream is rising!
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 And why not try cream with silver for a dressy option:
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Which look is your favorite?

Have the sweetest of days!



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  1. I've always been a fan of cream and wear it often - all shades of ecru, ivory etc. You have selected some really chic outfits here - perfect for this time of year. Great advice too!

  2. Love these sentiments Sharon and am going to share them with my 14 year old granddaughter, Isabella!

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  3. Hi Sharon! Very wise thoughts here as I deal with this quite a bit working in an office You really have to not let the drama around you become your drama. Some days are easier than others, but you will feel so much better if you do. Hope you and the family are well!!

  4. Beautiful posts. I could nit agree more! Rise to the top!! Thank u so very much!!

  5. Happy Summer!
    I am drawan to the 4th and last photo!

    Your let the creme rise thoughts are well said.
    I believe this to be an accurate & true about personalities. I love that I'm the cream! I think being a grounded women and understanding who I am is comforting to me, so I am grateful.
    When in doubt, look within!
    Thank you for a sweet post, made me smile!

  6. Wholeheartedly agree and love the analogy (especially as I am a whipped cream addict)!! It's not always easy, and I do this with varying levels of success on a daily basis, but I always try to "take the high road." My son and I often talk about this, and how it can be challenging, but a great feeling when you've resisted the temptation/insult/whatever!

    These are the most delicious outfits! I prefer the ones with button down shirts, without turtlenecks and jackets (maybe for later) but all are "palate-cleansing"!!