I am Beautiful.

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This artwork is simply one page from my new coloring book that makes its debut in August. The coloring book is entitled, “Beautiful Children’s Positive Character Coloring Book” and will be available on amazon.com.

This coloring book is revolutionary; it reinvents the way we utilize our children’s playtime.

The children will have the opportunity to color, read, learn, remember and do a few writing activities at the completion of the book, if they choose.

Why Positive Character Books?

Positive Character Books help build beautiful people from the inside – out, instead of from the outside – in (which is what we see a lot of in society today).

These books contribute to positively molding our children by helping to build their self-worth, self-esteem and confidence. Therefore, assisting in their achievement of higher academic success.

The truth is, we are all beautiful in our own, unique and individual way when we are exhibiting Positive Character Behaviors.

*Recently, I heard a story online about a young Playboy model that was condemned for taking a picture of an elderly woman at a gym locker room while she was naked, and then sending the picture over her social media feed stating, ‘If I can’t unsee this, neither can you.’ The model subsequently lost all of her modeling contracts, got banned from Playboy and faced a heavy lawsuit in court after her actions were revealed to the public.

This woman went from being praised for her outer beauty and then cast aside for her show of grotesque judgement.

However, my contention is not just with her, it is also with society’s harsh judgement of this woman unveiling her true character; her essence.

Society did not expect her to present her true beauty, initially. She was just adorned with the title of ‘Beautiful woman’ without having to present more than her face and body.

I, today and every day, challenge society to allow a person to walk in and Present their true selves, before bestowing the title of ‘Beautiful Human’ upon them. Observe their inner character first, then ask yourself:

Have they shown kindness? Are they a hard worker? Do they help others? Are they compassionate? Are they exhibiting Positive Character Behaviors in their every day actions?

The only true, lasting beauty, is the beauty of the heart, Rumi once said.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel, Maya Angelou once stated.

Let’s remember this when we are presented with the presence of another. Let’s feel their essence with our hearts, not cast our judgement about their physical appearance with our eyes, thoughtless words and shallow assumptions.

Thank you for reading.

Beautiful Girl, Cora!

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Another Beautiful Girl has received her new Positive Character Book, “All the Beautiful Girls”!

Have you purchased a copy for a Beautiful Girl you know? All the Beautiful Girls

I decided to become a Children’s Positive Character Educator because I believe the children are our future! Nelson Mandela once said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Let’s treat our children well by teaching them about Positive Character Behaviors:

I am being beautiful when I am responsible. I am being beautiful when I am helpful. I am being beautiful when I am kind. I am being beautiful when I am creative. I am being beautiful when I am courageous.

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget he is someone today.” ~Stacia Tauscher, Artist & Dancer

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” — Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist and Statesman

…Just Sharing With You

Interested in a good life, I mean, really good…but today, I’m having a difficult time putting on a happy face and being strong, so, like the good friend I am to myself,

I gave myself a little break: I took myself on a walk and did some jump rope!

Every day, I take a small step forward with

My Ambition

My Hard-work

My Resilience in the face of Rejection

My steadfast attitude in the wake of Overwhelming failures

My Positive response to Set-backs

My Tears that I allow to fall, in order to move on

The Sadness that I must acknowledge, in order to conjure up enough strength to pick up where I left off and continue forward

Second-guessing myself, then pushing past the negative self-talk

My Creativitity

My Excitement

My Joy

My Ideals

My Hopes

My Dreams

 

I’ve got BIG dreams; BIG aspirations; BIG goals! I’m successful and I believe in myself…

I don’t want to settle for less in life, but today,

I need to admit, out loud, that following my dreams is kicking my butt!

Love, Leslie

 

My new! :) KICKSTARTER Project!

Please check out my new KICKSTARTER Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1403060955/sweet-sweet

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Recently, I set-up a KICKSTARTER project. The objective is to personally draw and color children or adults after receiving a digital image of them. This would be a wonderfully personalized way to celebrate yourself or child (or someone else’s child for a birthday/Christmas/graduation gift) in the form of custom ART!  Also through this project’s success, I would be able to raise money to get my children’s self-worth books, “All the Beautiful Girls” and “A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman”, published and marketed to schools and bookstores!!

| My philosophy | Plant seeds of positivity in the lives of our youth in order to bring about positive outcomes!

It takes a village to raise a child, and I believe that with these self-worth books that I have been creating, I can be a positive, helpful addition to that village; books may be small but they are mighty! After getting these books published and distributed to schools and bookstores, I would be able to continue to make more books in alignment with self-worth, self-esteem and instilling virtues such as: tolerance (accepting diversity), self-acceptance (love yourself just the way you are), self-love (take care of your body and mind), detachment (sharing), kindness (anti-bullying), compassion (accepting other’s differences), etc.

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Thank you for your support (please tell your friends)  🙂

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1403060955/sweet-sweet

Reading my new book, “All the Beautiful Girls”

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About 1 year ago, I started writing and illustrating my own children’s books.  I discovered that I could utilize my natural abilities in the classroom to enhance the learning experience of my students. Through these books, I hope to nurture the positive growth of self-worth in children ages 6 – 9.

…All I need now is a publisher… LOL  😉