A FAREWELL LETTER TO 2015

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Dear 2015,

Today we say farewell. You have brought me many great experiences along with some not-so-great experiences. I’ve been blessed with new friendships, strengthened relationships, love and second chances. I’ve been saddened with losses, betrayal & heartbreak. There have been proud moments and disappointing moments. I’ve experienced fear, taken risks, tried new things. I’ve sought out joy, personal growth and healing.

A year ago today, I vividly remember proclaiming: I have a really good feeling 2015 is going to bring amazing things; it’s going to be a fantastic year. As another chapter in ‘my life story’ comes to a close, I want to soak in all the moments – the good, the bad, the ugly. Chalk them all up as being fantastic opportunities to experience all emotions and to grow.

2015, you have challenged & inspired me in many ways. A lot of us begin each year with resolutions that fall by the wayside after a couple of months. So my goal for this year is to be present & live each day in 2016 to the fullest. I will be grateful for each day that I have been given – because each day is a gift; a blessing. I will love deeply, show gratitude and aspire to be the best I can be.

Cheers to another year; another blessing!

xoxo,

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IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY. DON’T LET IT GET AWAY!

There is a point within my running route that, no matter what time of day, is always so serene. It’s where I seem to experience such intense euphoria. It’s a little slice of “Heaven onimages Earth”.

Yesterday, as I was approaching this point around the lake, I looked up to see two Eagles soaring above. It was a pleasant, sunny day with smooth, blue skies. I often see Eagles in this area, but today it gave me more divine sense of calm & clarity. I stopped in my tracks to take a moment to watch them weave & glide so effortlessly together. (I tried to capture it on video, but of course it didn’t do justice to the beauty of it).

As I stood there, “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten came across my Spotify radio.

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This raw & emotional song has been an empowering anthem for me. I am a firm believer that if you allow yourself to be aware of God’s messages by keeping your eyes and heart open, you will see beauty in each day.

As I continued on, I came across this…

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I took this photo of two cute old men fishing… An image of good friendship and (what seems) to be not a care in the world except if they would catch a fish. They were just happy to be in that moment.

Have you ever sat and watched other people and wondered their life story? Or stopped to think about why God brings certain people in your life and the role that they play? I would go as far as to say I don’t believe in coincidences. A Reason, A Season and A Lifetime is a poem I find so meaningful. Everything that happens and every person brought into your life is for a reason. I need to take time to remind myself, I’m right where I need to be…in this very moment…

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xoxo,

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