Saturday, May 30, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The last page of Karen Eddington's book says "Pass it on" I love the encouragement she gives to try to keep her message of self acceptance and peace moving forward and expanding.
So this is one way i am passing it on.
She has many wonderful statements to ponder as well as questions. That it way it was hard for me to decide which one to feature today. Which is exactly the reason why I recommend getting this book (I linked you to amazon to buy it if you click her title in the first sentence)
The question I decided to post is under her Worth and Purpose page,
"How are the people and things around me impacting how I feel about myself?"
I remember years ago being told that my believes about myself were based too heavily on what other's thought of me. It was explained by using the example of a mirror. I reflected what others felt or what I thought they felt about me and internalized it as truth.
I catch myself doing it somewhat still today. I'm sure most of us do to a certain degree. If we receive praise and admiration throughout the day I'm sure we all hold our heads a little higher. However, if we had a rough day and a few people had judgmental comments or gestures toward us we can't help but feel down. Or can we?
If you are absolutely firm in your self concept and the worth you know you have, there is nothing anyone can do or say to change your mind. Reflect instead the love and worth the Savior and Heavenly Father have for us. We have infinite value that our mortal minds can't even conceive of. Even as I type I feel the spirit testifying this truth to me. I know without a doubt our worth as daughters of God is intensely great.
I had a challenge a little while ago for you to pray for a week straight to feel and know of your worth I want to extend that again as something you continually seek.
In addition to that, this weeks official challenge is to notice how your mood and feelings of value change depending on your external factors and other's believes of you. Challenge those feelings with what you know to be true.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I absolutely LOVE this book!!! It is different than anything I've ever seen because it is a picture book with bright illustrations, but filled with deep wisdom and uplifting messages. I have joined the author, Karen Eddington, in the effort to spread the message of the importance of self esteem. She has invited me to join her for a couple stake girls camp presentations, which I am looking forward to in June.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I found a great site with self-esteem building exercises on it. It is called selfesteem2go.com
I remember hearing that part of the test of this life is to see how we take care of our body, "our temple." That has stuck with me and I want to show my Father in Heaven that I can take care of the body he gave me. The body that is mandatory for me fulfill my eternal purpose.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I love helping anyone with questions so feel free to keep asking. If I don't know I have a few friends and resources I can use to hopefully give you the answer you need.
However, ever person I talk to I end up recommending this book to them. It is called LDS STORYMAKERS Publishing Secrets. I want to link it from my site so you can buy your own copy from amazon.
It's great for a few reasons, one is that it is written by several authors who have great experience in the topic. So you hear several opinions and scenarios instead of just one persons.
It is great specifically if you are trying to get published in the LDS market, but it does talk about all different types of publishing.
I felt a little overwhelmed when I first started reading it from cover to cover then I decided to just read a chapter at a time, along my own publishing process. I used it as an instruction manual of sorts as I approached each step.
I was thrilled to find they also have a book called "Writing Secrets" It is equally wonderful and another one I recommend!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
(To Pre-order this book click on book's cover image above.)
You can link over to her blog to participate. This is what the contest is about and a copy of what she has on her blog:
A Very Tristi Contest!
To celebrate the release of my new book, "Agent in Old Lace," I'm holding the coolest contest I've ever held! Because the book is a mystery novel, I'm sending you on a scavenger hunt all over the Internet. There are three sets of clues on sixteen websites.
First, you must find them all. Then, you must arrange them into groups (they are labeled 1, 2, and 3 - that part's not so mysterious). Then you must decide what they are referring to. Remember the game "Clue," where you discovered that the culprit was Miss Scarlet, in the library, with the rope? You, too, must figure out who did it, where, and with what.
After you have obtained these clues, send me your answer at tristi AT tristipinkston.com with "contest" in the subject line. All correct answers will be entered into a drawing.
And what does the lucky winner receive for all their hard work? A pretty cool prize!
This package contains a popcorn bowl, three flavors of popcorn, a $25.00 gift card to Blockbuster, and a copy of "Agent in Old Lace."
Are you all set to go? Are you rarin' to get ready?
Here are your clues. Each of the bloggers listed below can be found in the sidebar of my blog, either under the "If I'm Not Home, You Can Find Me Here" heading, or the "Or You Might Find Me Here" heading. You may need to do a little clicking and scrolling, but hey, to the victor go the spoils ... or, to the victor goes the cool prize.
1. This blogger raises chickens and wrote "Lemon Tart."
2. This blogger runs marathons and wrote "Parenting the Ephraim's Child."3. This blogger is a political activist and wrote "Out of the Shadows ... Into the Light."4. This blogger makes pottery and wrote "False Pretenses."5. This blogger was raised in a drug store and wrote "The Forgotten Warrior."
This blogger was born overseas and wrote "Reasonable Doubt."
2. This blogger used to live in England and wrote "Please, No Zits."
3. This blogger wrote a darling picture book about Down Syndrome and is the author of "Heaven Scent."
4. This blogger is a former publisher and is the assistant manager at Provident Book.
5. This blogger feels like toast and wrote "The Santa Letters."
"With What" Clues:
1. This blogger founded ANWA and wrote "Trail of Storms."
2. This blogger is a seminary teacher and wrote "Powerful Tips for Powerful Teachers."
3. This blogger is addicted to peanut butter cups and wrote "Shadow of the Crown."
4. This blogger is a Whitney Award winner and wrote "Counting Stars."
5. This blogger is a nurse and wrote "Sharing Through Song."
6. This blogger is the Utah Best in State Award winner for Fiction, 2007, and wrote "Tower of Strength."
Okay! You've been given your directions. Visit the designated blogs and look for your clues. Your clues will be marked with this symbol:
(THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED TO GO TO TRISTI'S BLOG TO SEE THE PICTURE OF THE SYMBOL)
You may need all the clues in that category to pinpoint the information you need. You have until May 30th at midnight send me an e-mail with your guess as to who, where, and with what. You can piece it all together by using the Internet as your guide. A hint ... on the "what," the first two clues tell you what brand, the second two clues tell you what kind, and the last clues tell you what item.