Hi pals 🙂 I hope so much you are all having an incredible Thursday. I’m writing this on Wednesday night with Spongebob blaring, Cammy laying beside me putting her feet all over me and telling me she loves me. Gosh, life really is good isn’t it? The simple things, aren’t they really the big things?

I am wishing something for you today. I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that you can let go of negativity today. I pray for you to be able to let go of hate, anger, bitterness, resentment. Today on this incredible Thursday where you were fortunate enough to wake up this morning and read this at some point during the day..I hope you can just stop for one second, despite what’s going on, or who you’re mad at, or what rant you’re about to write, or what person you’re about to talk about…I hope you can instead just pause to look at your life, what you have, and who you have to be a BETTER PERSON for.

In the moment, it’s hard not to get wrapped up. This week, people have been letting me down left and right. It was getting REALLY hard at one point to not just completely lose my cool…but instead, I did the best thing I could. I looked at my daughters. I look at them and KNOW I have to continue to fight to be a better person than I have been in the past. I know who I am, I know what kind of soul I have..and it’s one that is completely human and soaks up all the incredibly selfless grace God gives me daily. I know I don’t deserve it, but I TAKE IT! I take it because I know others are taking it too because we are all SO flawed and that’s the truth! It’s hard for me to see so many people EXPECT grace without EVER giving it to others.

But with your flaws that are completely natural to have…develop a little more control, if you can. BREATHE before going off. THINK before speaking, something I am finally doing in my older and wiser years. Step back and choose what’s worth responding to and fighting and what’s not. And most of all, honor those people you are influencing and looking to raise right..the ones who look up to you most. Yes, some of you are saying “my dogs” and that’s okay hahaha! Or cats, your fur babies! Of course…whoever you have to live beautifully for, try it today a little harder. You may feel relieved when your head hits the pillow at the end of the night knowing you didn’t hurt anyone, you didn’t hurt yourself by going too far and you chose to be a great human that day 🙂


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4 replies on “Let Go + Live Beautifully Today | Life

  1. Really needed to see this today! Love reading your post. 5 students were killed yesterday and 2 injured in a terrible car accident in Savannah. I knew one of the injured girls. Been very down today, and knowing that I woke up today by the grace of God and that I have a little person growing inside me to be living for. THANK YOU

    1. Tori that is COMPLETELY heartbreaking!! And I know personally that when you’re pregnant, bad news seems to hit a lot harder and really break you down– I’m so sorry to hear this! But you are a WONDERFUL mother already, sunshine and positivity that your baby deserves and you’re already giving to them!! Have a better day!!! XOOXOXOX

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