I was gifted this super amazing artwork from an artist I follow and admire on Instagram, Sharon of @shmoongoo. Slide left to see some incredible detail. 😱 Sometimes Sharon gives away a free print when she creates a new one. She thought of me because I comment on and compliment her art, especially her cool dino work. So it made me think...if you like or appreciate something someone is doing, an artist, a teacher, a mom across the street, your dad, the helpful cashier, you should TELL them! You might not win a crazy cool dino print but I bet you'll feel like a winner because you will, I guarantee, make an impact on their day (or longer)! Everyone wants to feel appreciated and loved. Never hurts to be kind, right? #joshua1v9#joshua1#donotbeafraid#donotbediscouraged#thelordyourgodiswithyouwhereeveryougo#trex#tyrannosaurusrex#dinosaurart#dinosaur#bekind#saynicethings#bibleverse#scripture
Pondering just how quickly 2017 is coming to an end. This year has been transformative for me as a person. Sitting here right now, I'm thinking just how much I've accomplished and feeling overwhelmed with self-love for myself. 🙌💓
On January 1st to be exact, I ended a toxic relationship with someone that had caused my personal growth to go stagnant. I wasn't growing anymore. My heart was closed. I lived with a lot of fears and limiting beliefs day to day. Life was emotionally exhausting and draining. Quite frankly, even after being broken up I fell into a depression that I thought would never end.
However, I am sharing this because it was a catalyst of some of the things I accomplished in the coming months that I'm very proud of.
At 20 years old, I've put myself through 2 years of community college without the financial assistance or help of family.
I moved out on my own and have my own apartment. 🏠
I commited to changing my entire lifestyle so that I could get healthier mentally and physically.🏃💪 I moved up to being a server at the restaurant I work at and have been there for over a year now. 🙌
Sometimes, I think we forget to recognize our own accomplishments. They seem so small to us - we shrug our shoulders like what it's no big deal 🤷 But in reality we should be freaking the fuck out over how great we are. Love yourself - you deserve it. ✨💜
This is so easy to forget but sometimes just knowing this is the thing that keeps me going. Be kind. Be open minded. Be empathetic. The world needs it. We all need love, kindness and understanding. 💕 #bekind#love#truth#beautyquotes
Two words of life advice I learned from a good friend of mine who passed away 5 years ago:
1. Be kind.
2. Make it count.
I don't think you could get a better recipe for a successful, fulfilling life than that. 🙂🌿 Oh and if you want this in song version: I Lived by One Republic. One of my FAVORITE songs😊
You would have been 35 today. When I saw this photo with the giant camcorder, not only did it make me smile, but it made me think of how you always talked about the advancements that should be taking place in technology. Your ideas come about every year....and I think, Frankie said that well over 10 years ago!
Anyways, as I sit here thinking about how much easier it would have been to carry an iPhone on our Haiku Stairs hike or to have been able to FaceTime you years ago when you were out to sea or overseas; it gives me only the best memories of all of our secret coded emails, handwritten letters and attempting a skype conversation with a poor connection.
Random thoughts, I know, but today I'll celebrate the memories of your life and your amazing ideas and be a little bit kinder to everyone around me because of your incredible example. Happy Birthday Frankie ❤️🎂😘 #iphone#yesilovetechnology#haikustairs#memories#birthdayinheaven#bekind
"Each scar has a story of its own" - this was on the sidewalk at a kids' residential treatment center and I think it's a beautiful thought. Just because a person is damaged doesn't mean they're broken. • #kindness#inspiration#mentalhealthawareness
Self love week #prechallenge better late than never (due to me being away at the weekend) I was challenged by @iammelwells to do something kind for myself....buy myself some flowers #justbecause so I did.....for those of you that haven't read @iammelwells book I highly recommend it....I have already passed this onto a few goddesses of mine....as it was passed to me by @sarahpacker87 most women would benefit from reading this ❤️#selfloveweek#selflove#goddessrevolution#bekind#myjourney