Keep Smiling!

I started this morning just like any other. Checking my e-mails before work and slowly trying to wake myself up. I am definitely not a morning person! I had intended to share a fall look on the blog, but an unfortunate thing happened and caused my mind to be focused on other things. In between the very sweet comments and replies similar to ones so many of you give daily, I read some very unpleasant comments from an anonymous user awaiting approval on my blog. My first hate mail came sooner than I expected. In light of those events, I tossed out all plans to get my fashion post up and felt it on my heart to right this.

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Clearly my day was already not to a great start. This person took the time to read my blog and comment on my posts with extremely harsh words, and then got upset that the comments were not readily available for the world to see. As I sat there reading them in shock how anyone could say things so awful, it reminded me of my signature phrase, “Keep smiling.” I write it on the bottom of all my blog posts, but do you know why I say it?  The answer is simple. We should each be ready to conquer each day and any challenges it may bring with a smile!

I could have chosen to be crushed by the very unkind words or spew hateful comments back, but instead I chose to forgive, move on, and keep smiling! You see, life is not always full of reasons to smile, but smiling through those moments where you don’t feel like smiling shows your inner beauty. Even in the midst of struggle and chaos, we can choose to smile and be grateful for all the other thousands of reasons we have been given to smile. Do not let other people bring you down! It will change your day and might change someone else’s. You never know who else might be having a bad day and will need your kindness and a smile!

On a final note, for those wondering why I moderate comments, my blog is a positive community. I created it that way and with your help I can keep it that way! I will continue to moderate comments (not because I’m fake or lying to my followers), but simply because I do not condone negativity. This blog is a place to share my personal style and passion for fashion. It is a place to collaborate with other fashion lovers who share their own style with me or need style inspiration. I am by no means an expert, nor do I claim to be. If you read my bio I am simply a Kindergarten teacher sharing my personal style with confidence and smiles! Nothing else. I welcome your comments, input, personal experiences and even your contradictions offered in a positive and constructive way. Together we can share a beautiful journey of fashion!

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It means so much to me that you took the time to read this!

Keep smiling!

 

 

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Miss Molly

I’m Molly! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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22 Comments

  1. October 5, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Good for you, Miss Molly! 🙂

    • October 5, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you, Lauren! It’s not easy at first but it sure is worth it!
      🙂 Molly

  2. October 5, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    This is beautiful girl! We put ourselves out there for the world to see and be inspired by and that is what happened to me when I stumbled upon your Instagram page. I love your posts and your outfit choices! You rock and i’m sure your students think so too 🙂

    • October 5, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      WOW! Thank you, Nadine! You have no idea how much your kind words mean to me! I feel so thankful to connect with beautiful people like you. Thank you for making my day!

      🙂 Molly

  3. October 5, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    You are truly amazing!!! You addressed this in a very classy and gracious way. ♡ I don’t know why people would be saying negative things about you! I’ve only seen beauty inside and out.

    • October 5, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much Kait! You’re so kind to take time to read and write such sweet comments! Bless you and your sweet words! They mean so much to me!

      🙂 Molly

  4. Robin Lee
    October 5, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Molly,
    I am in awe with your post today. Unfortunately, we live in a society that is uplifted from negativity. You nor anyone else should ever feel that we must live up to someone else’s standards. Our smiles are crafted by the hands of our Father that expresses our individuality differently. You are a prime example of sharing goodness to others and I truly think you are beautiful person. Helping others embrace their selves is true gift of God. Keep Smiling Molly =) God Bless You!
    – Robin

    • October 6, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Robin, thank you so much for commenting and for your kindness! I really appreciate everything you had to say! I just wish everyone viewed themselves the way God sees them! Thank you for your encouragement.

      🙂 Molly

  5. Kendall
    October 6, 2015 / 12:20 am

    Molly,
    I love your positive attitude! You are such an inspiration! Similar things happened to me but with comments on YouTube! The first time it happens is always the hardest! It’s unfortunate that people have to try to tear others down. Keep your head up! Love you girl!
    Xo Kendall
    Beautybykendalllynn.blogspot.com

    • October 6, 2015 / 8:58 pm

      Kendall, I am so sorry you had a similar experience! No one deserves to be brought down like that. My heart breaks for anyone who has to go through that! Thank you for your continued support! I love your Instagram and blog!

      🙂 Molly

  6. October 6, 2015 / 7:44 am

    Wonderful post Molly, this is such a great inspirational piece to all bloggers out there. Haters are always going to hate but always remember to keep smiling and you do you! Love – Roshni

    • October 6, 2015 / 9:00 pm

      Roshni, Thank you for your kind words! You are totally right. I’m so glad a smile and great friends to support us will always make things better!

      🙂 Molly

  7. October 6, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    I’m sorry that happened to you Molly. There’s no other way to say it than “that sucks.” But the good news is you have way more fans than negative people! You are killing it on insta too! Soon you will hit 5k. Yay!! I Love your blog and your beautiful attitude.
    Love,
    Victoria

    • October 7, 2015 / 5:38 pm

      Victoria,
      It was indeed not a fun situation to encounter. Thank you for your support! When I first started I never could have imaged getting over 100 followers or meeting beautiful people like you! You are so amazing!

      🙂 Molly

  8. October 7, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Oh, Molly, I’m so glad you wrote this. Don’t ever let that negativity affect you. I will never understand why people choose to spend their time that way. All it does is highlight their own issues and insecurities. Your blog is wonderful and I love reading it. Keep your chin up and keep smiling that beautiful smile!

    • October 7, 2015 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Lindsay! It was definitely a tough post to write, but I’m glad I did even if it helped just one person remember to keep smiling through the worst of situations. You are so sweet and I appreciate you commenting and stopping by!

      🙂 Molly

  9. Memory
    October 11, 2015 / 9:46 am

    I’m sorry this happened to you Molly 🙂 You are a wonderful and amazing person! I love how you write ‘Keep Smiling’ at the end of your posts and I admire your positive attitude. This post was such an inspiration. Keep it up!

    • October 12, 2015 / 10:49 am

      Thank you so much! You are so sweet! I hope that it will make at least one person smile while reading it!

      🙂 Molly

  10. October 11, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    You rock! Thank you for sharing this post! You have beautiful photos and adorable outfits! I love your positive attitude and that you didn’t let someone’s negative comments get your down! 😍

    • October 12, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Thank you Abbey!
      I feel so glad to have people like you who support me and are encouraged by my post. It means a lot to me that you took the time to read it!

      🙂 Molly

  11. October 19, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    You seem like such a beautiful person inside and out. It has always amazed me how quickly people can judge someone based on what they share through social media. Keep up the good work and “keep smiling” for all of the “haters” 🙂

    • October 19, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Aww thank you for making me smile with your kind words! I will keep smiling if you do the same!

      🙂 Molly

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