I have a special place in my heart for this place, its in the heart of my hometown of Memphis, Tn. All of the things that this hospital has to offer and what they do for the families and children is extraordinary. I am so excited to be apart of a walk that is coming thru my town. A dear friend has asked me to be a apart of their team and walk in memory of a cousin that they lost to cancer. I am proud to be a apart and raise money for this wonderful hospital!!
If you are feeling that you would like to contribute or give back to St. Judes. Check out https://waystohelp.stjude.org/sjVPortal/public/displayUserPage.do?programName=givethanks&eventId=176287&userId=672926
You can donate, or if you are in an area where they may be hosting a walk, you can register for that as well!!
yay for my team Erica’s Divine Daisies!!!
Of course nothing lasts. And why worry about that? One must learn not to. Every day, every moment is a frontier to a country that, once crossed, can never be returned to. Most of the time, we don’t notice. Which is just how it should be. The secret is not to worry. You can’t go back. Although, those you leave behind will still think of you. Most of the time, we don’t notice the small, gradual changes…only the sudden, unexpected ones. But once you understand that nothing lasts…everything’s alright. After all, something always comes along that changes everything. And once you realize this, you find that you’re no longer imprisoned by this truth…but freed by it.” ~Nick Abadzis
As beautiful and wonderful as Summer 2011 was…as much as I’d like to cling to everything and everyone that blessed me so much this summer…and as happy as those bright, sunny, endless days of summer made me…it’s time to turn the page. A new season has arrived. New seasons often sneak up on us unannounced…and before we even close the book on the old one, a new chapter has begun. The thing I’m learning is that in order to fully experience the beauty of life, we have to be willing to trade where we’ve been for where we’re going. Just because a season is over doesn’t mean it didn’t happen…and it didn’t matter…and it didn’t change us. It did. You can keep the joy and laughter and love of days gone by in your heart and still move on to a new start. It’s OKAY to have a moment of hesitation when you close the door on the girl you used to be…just don’t let it stop you from opening the door to the woman you’re MEANT to be. The end of one is the beginning of another. It’s the first days of fall.
A new chapter awaits.
I am officially 29 years old today! I cant wait to see what this year is going to bring. I have the bestest friends in the entire world. My cup runneth over for what they did for me this year! I was having a conversation with a friend, and he said this is a bigger birthday than 30~ 29 is when you need to make a bucket list and do everything that you can and have ever wanted. I thought that was great advice and i intend on doing just that! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
“A voice is just a whisper in the wind unless it is used to speak up for a cause that brings positive change to the voiceless. Don’t expect change - create it by getting involved.” ~Troy Davis
If there’s anything this week has taught me in this last year of 28…it’s that we have to BE the change if we wanna SEE the change. It’s not enough to TALK about it, PLAN to do something, INTEND to make a difference…it’s time to get out there and actually DO IT. I went to a women’s dinner with my Mom on Tuesday and was completely shaken to the core when i left, not only in regards to the fact that i watched and listened to numerous stories of people that went to the trenches of poverty and hate but that i felt so small. Here i sit and worry about numerous silly and mundane things when there are others across the world who are starving or scared to death for their lives. It shook what has been taught to me as a little girl, no matter what you recieve always give.
EVERY person can do SOMETHING. Lend a hand. Give a hug. LOVE.
And this ladies and gents is my motto for this new year!