In October, it will be five years ago that I left all that I knew in New England and moved to TN. To say that first year was hard would be an understatement. My first apartment saw many tears. I didn’t feel brave. I felt the furthest thing from it. God used that time to … More Oh, So Lonely…God Where Are You?
Kindness. Love. Helpful. Encouraging. When was the last time someone was kind or helpful towards you? Can you pinpoint an exact instance recently? Have you showed kindness and love to those around you lately? Depending on the situation, it can be easy to try and justify why we don’t have to smile at everyone … More Kindness Confetti
STOP! Stop what you are doing right now. Stop scrolling through everyone’s highlight reel. Stop comparing your certain situation to other’s accomplishments. Why torture yourself, when you know it won’t do you any good? Put the phone down and live life. Embrace the moments that leave you in awe, embrace the moments that make you … More Stop!
If you read my most recent blog post “Negativity Has No Place Here”, you would have read about some exciting news that I had. A couple of weeks ago, words poured out from my heart onto a blank page. I originally was going to share the words here as a blog post, but decided to take … More Guest Post – Hearts of Gold Magazine
Have you ever been inexplicably happy? So happy that you can’t stop smiling? This was me not too long ago. After having a great talk with God before work, I checked my email to some very good news and went to cloud 9 for the morning. A few hours later, I received a phone call … More Negativity Has No Place Here
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my mind loves to go on rabbit trails. Rabbit trails that can last for hours. Rabbit trails that can range from King Henry VIII’s wives to how cashews grow and everything in between. (But, seriously, have you seen how cashews grow?) I can plop down onto my couch with the greatest … More Eating the Bread of Idleness
Fear. A word and feeling that can totally strangle us if we let it. Fear can keep us from becoming world changers. It can keep us from stepping out of our comfort zones. It can keep us from reaching our goals. It can also keep us from making some of the best memories possible. A few … More Letting The Fear Go & Showing Up Anyway
Has your mind ever been completely consumed? Consumed to the point where you can hardly think about anything else? This was me last week. My mind was completely consumed with something to the point where it was hard to think about other things for a sustained period of time. I don’t know if this ever … More Who’s in First Place?
“Well, that’s cute…” I thought this to myself as I was walking on the treadmill and noticing an older gentleman on a stationary bike in front of me at the gym. He was riding the bike at a slow but steady pace, moving his arms almost like he was dancing. After a while, I finally looked … More Keep Pressing On
“Well, this is going to take forever…” My friend and I said in unison, as we stepped off the elevator in the parking garage. As we headed to the car, we could see bumper to bumper traffic. We knew it would be awhile before we would be headed back home. We got into the car … More Being Kind Amidst Traffic