Gratitude Journal Tuesday's Desire to Inspire 3/1/2016

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Gratitude Journal2(Photo © 2016 Jack Canfield)

This week, I am bringing you Desire to Inspire on Tuesday.  I have been so busy preparing for St. Augustine Fashion Week that I was not able to get this out to you yesterday.  My apologies.

Since the beginning of the year, I have been keeping a gratitude journal in addition to my regular activity journaling that I do every night.  It takes minimal time, but it very fulfilling.  I write in Jack Canfield’s Gratitude Journal which is pictured above and can be purchased here.   It begins at the beginning of the year and covers the entire year.  You can start at anytime during the year and just finish up at the same time the following year.  Each day has only five lines so the commitment to write is minimal.

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Black & White Heels by Ann Taylor A Nostalgic Shoe with a Modern Twist

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I adore these Black & White heels that I purchased from Ann Taylor.  They turn any dull, lifeless outfit into a fun, hip ensemble.  For example, as an attorney, if I were to appear in court or at a deposition in one of my black suits, I could really add quite a bit of style with these shoes and it would sill be professional and appropriate.  That is exactly why I bought them!  I believe it is the details that make the outfit whether it be a scarf, a pair of earrings, or, in this case, a pair of shoes.

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Another reason that I love these shoes is because they remind me of the Spectator shoes won by men in the 1920s and 1930s.  I absolutely love that style of shoe and the time period.  The Spectator is so distinct and very recognizable as the shoe from that time period.  My shoes are not an exact match to the traditional Spectator shoe, but the front design reminds me of something that might be worn during that time period.

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One big advantage that this shoe has over many of my other heels is that it is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.  They are also easy to walk in if you must traverse a large city or a whole lot a real estate in one day.  I believe this to be true of all of Ann Taylor‘s shoes as all that I have ever owned had been comfortable and easy to walk in.

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