In awe of all those around the country, stepping up to help those in need. Thank you to our @rollingstones giveaway winner, Dennis Lemoine who graciously offered to donate his prize of a year’s supply of water to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and has inspired us to match his contribution. 💙
🌼This is my favorite mixing bowl. It was given to me by one of my old neighbors after hurricane sandy when I was struggling to buy back everything we had owned... while keeping up with the mortgage payment plus rental payment. .
🌼Almost 5 years ago to the day, everything I’d worked for my entire life was destroyed. I had to start over completely from scratch. I had a newborn, 2 toddlers and a husband who couldn’t find viable, decent employment at the time. It was the most challenging few years I’d ever faced. .
🌼I didn’t complain. I wouldn’t allow myself to cry. I think that the word VICTIM is limiting. I can get behind the word SURVIVOR. There is great beauty and boundless strength behind this word.
🌼I simply got to work rebuilding this beautiful life that I am so grateful to have created in the first place. I started from scratch as a teenager. Surely, I could do it again.
🌼I am so very thankful to have experienced the loss (in hindsight, of course). I’ve learned a lifetime’s worth of lessons in a short few years. .
🌼I know for certain who my people are. You always think you know who you can count on in a crisis. I can assure you from experience; you do not. .
🌼Some of the biggest kindnesses came from strangers. Like my neighbor lady. I’ll never forget.
🌼Some of my friends and family were so unhelpful and even downright cruel. It hurt my heart at first. It pained my sensibilities. I had to learn to let it go. One quality I find to be very ugly is bitterness. .
🌼Today I challenge you to look around you at all of the goodness in your life and to sincerely thank God, the universe, nature (whatever you believe in) for placing it before you. And also thank yourself for accepting it. You deserve all good things. :) .
🌼More good things will come to you after doing this. .
🌼I’m in the process of manifesting a new house at the moment. The hardest part for me is going through my boxes in the basement that I’ve left untouched since the hurricane.
🌼It’s some form of post traumatic stress I’ve been avoiding like the plague. I feel heavy just thinking about walking down the basement steps.. I think I might throw them out unopened. 😂