7 of 31: Winning Attitude

Yey to the winner of my blog's first giveaway!

Congratulations to Onlee for winning these two OMF Literature's awesome books:

  1.  Going Up?: Making Right Choices at Work by Yay Padua-Olmedo and
  2.  Attitude 101: Mga Dapat Malaman ng Bawat Leader by John Maxwell (Taglish).
I'm super excited for you to read both of these books, to learn from good teachings and be inspired by both authors' stories.

While we have a winner of a book giveaway, Project Runway also had its new winner too. Season 14’s finalists created distinct and beautiful collections for the New York Fashion Week but only Kelly Dempsey (my favorite) and Ashley Nell Tipton's designs stood out the most.

I love these black outfits by Project Runway's Finalists Candice and Edmond.

I'm so happy for Kelly though she was only a Runner-up to Ashley.

Kelly's collection was inspired by "Studio 54 meets new wave" with so much glitter and metallic pieces and Ashley made a plus-size collection inspired by Mexico in the 50's which was sweet and beautiful.

Both deserved the crown but the latter took the courage to be the first Project Runway designer to show a plus-size collection in the finale. And this made her and her designs remarkable. I'm glad that Ashley overcame her insecurities and fears. I'm also thankful for her because she lent her stain remover to Kelly before the runway show and they had an awkward moment after this ;)

My favorite pieces of Ashley's designs for the Finale

Yet I can never forget Heidi's comment on Kelly's infectious positive attitude. Maybe she's not a total saint of kindness. Sometimes she offended her co-designers with some of her gestures and words. But the judges had so much faith in her for she won most of the PR challenges and she usually returned their comments with an optimistic answer and then she did what she promised to do next time.

“I’ll do better next time.”
“I’ll keep your comments in mind.”
 “Thank you so much. I appreciate your comments.” (In a very sincere tone)

And of course, Kelly got disheartened a little bit after the announcement of winners but I believe she can recover fast because of her optimistic personality. Checkout my previous post about my love for Kelly's attitude ;)

Through this it's more obvious to see the effect of having a good attitude to people who watch us every day. There are some who will not show their appreciation for your hard work and pleasant character but they will surprise your with a reward whilst some are just stretching their patience to avoid conflict with us for our awful behavior.

Yes, we are born imperfect and we cannot please everybody but we have the power to choose whether we'd like to be remembered as a person of good manners or not; of humility or arrogance; beautiful inside and/or outside.

Psalms 25:9 says that "God leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way" and in Proverbs 11:2 "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom."

But thanks be to God for He loves us so much despite our mess. We can ask Him to continue molding us according to His best design and purpose. For He can turn us from being a mess into a [good] message to this "selfie" kingdom.

Also, we can ask for His help to love the unlovable: the people who make us hate a beautiful day and forget our blessings.

May we remember that even Jesus, "the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve"; according to Mark 10:45.

We are not the center of the universe. We are made for a purpose to honor and glorify His Name. We are also made to love Him the most and we are tasked to love people.

When we possess a humbling attitude, then we can finally be a blessing to others.

Hope we can be one today :)

I'm actually looking forward to a better version of myself and I'm putting my trust in God to help me with this.

*All Project Runway photos from mylifetime.com