I learned this past year, that one thing I can do when I have a problem I can’t solve, is be a blessing to somebody else. .
I can love hard and smile big. Sometimes that fights the enemy’s attacks more than anything. .
Satan has a plan for your life, to steal kill and destroy but we can live in VICTORY because Jesus said I CAME. I came so that you may believe in me and have eternal life. I am the way, the truth and the life, follow me. I will work all things together for the good of those that love me.
We can walk in victory no matter what obstacle is before us, or who is against us. He took it to the cross 2000 years ago, and that war is already won. Choose joy, walk in freedom. You are loved beyond measure.
A little before and after from today.... after years of box dye, we were able to keep her hair healthy, strip out the color and achieve a beautiful purple style. Love my job! @joico@cosmoprofbeauty@naplesswfl
Years ago, when we were in our first year of dating, Chris got a job that required him to move. I was able to work from home, so I went with him. What he had thought he wanted and worked so hard for, he ended up hating. We had a rough year figuring that all out, and during that time I took a picture of him looking out at the ocean. I framed it for him and on the back I wrote the quote, “Sometimes in the winds of change, we find our true direction”. I wanted him to know that it’s not a failure to work hard for something and then change your mind once you get it. It’s a win. You did it! And now you know that it’s not what you want. That’s way better than never knowing or working for things you want because you’re scared. Now here I am, sooo many things changing for me. All at one time. It’s a lot. I feel like it’s been a whirlwind of uninvited change over the past year and a half, and I’m just trying to keep up. To be honest, my normal positive outlook has been lost a bit lately, my whole self has been lost lately. Watching the kids play at the beach yesterday, that quote replayed in my head. Change can be really hard, but hard can be really good. Sometimes, really hard changes that leave us feeling lost are exactly what we need to figure out where we were actually supposed to be all along. I’m a bit terrified as I figure out my new path when it comes to “work”, but also really, really excited to do what I was probably always meant to do from the beginning, and just make it work. Maybe the positive me isn’t totally gone after all. ☀️✌️💛
Right now there are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness.
Someone you haven't met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.
Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life.
Nuns in the Alps are in endless vigil, praying for the Holy Spirit to alight the hearts of all of God's children.
A farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, "nourish them." Someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you.
Someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favorite food is, and treat you to a movie.
Someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you — for free.
Something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.
The next great song is being rehearsed.
Thousands of people are in yoga classes right now intentionally sending light out from their heart chakras and wrapping it around the earth.
Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.
Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they'll be thriving like never before. From where they are, they just can't see it .
Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to arrive, will get precisely what they want — and even more.
Someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.
Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe.
Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water. ❤️. #naples#naplesflorida#cityofnaples#love#positivequotes#positvemind#tattoo#cooltattoos#whatsforfun#instagood#me#cute#yanaeats#tbt # photooftheday #instamood#bestofnaples#comfortfood#foodadict#foodporn#naples#naplesflorida#swfl#naplesgirl#naplesmoms#paradisecoast#gulfshorelife#naplesinsider#napleshairstylist#naples#instapastry#floridaexplored#follow ❤️
This holiday season came with a special gift for all of us at Simple Beauty Studio. We had the honor and pleasure of collecting and helping deliver well over 500 gifts to 20+ families in need. The Naples Moms 2.0 Facebook group united and brought the true spirit of Christmas to life. I’ll post tomorrow about all the tears, shock and happiness I experienced while delivering all the generous gifts! #naplesflorida#naplesmoms#tistheseason#lovethyneighbor#dosomethingniceday#merrychristmas@naplesnews
Well, the past 2 days have been a big reminder of how quickly things can change. I woke up thinking I was going to have a normal day yesterday, but I was struck by excruciating pain in my lower right stomach. Long story short, after vomiting and screaming in pain for a while, I realized I couldn’t even stand on my own & had to call Chris to take me to the ER. There we found out I was having contractions about 3 minutes apart, brought on by appendicitis.
Pretty quickly they took me into surgery and removed my appendix, which was really scary since I’m almost 26 weeks pregnant. Over night after surgery the contractions continued about 2 minutes apart and I got no sleep, despite the medicine they gave me to stop them.
Finally, early afternoon today the contractions stopped and I have started to feel much, much better.
Besides the pain from the incision, and the fact that I have a baby continually kicking me there, I am feeling SO much better and baby is doing perfectly fine.
The plan is to rest here tonight and make sure all continues to go well, and then I’ll be discharged tomorrow.
The nurses and doctors have been SO awesome and I’m so thankful for them. Also to all friends & family who have been helping out, checking in, etc. Appreciate you all. And if I haven’t spoken to you yet I’m sorry, it’s been hard to even pick up my phone very much until now. 💕💕