Friday is finally here and I wanted to start this weekend on a good note. There is a (very) special day coming up next week - it's my birthday!!! - and I wanted to take this weekend to reflect on all the special (and unexpected) things that have been going on in my life lately.
I have always looked forward to my special day... however, I think that the older we get, the harder it becomes to come to senses on what a birthday actually represents. Should it be all about hosting a great party and celebrating with friends and family? Or maybe looking forward to all those pretty presents? Don't get me wrong I absolutely love doing all the above, nonetheless I have become a tad bit nostalgic around my birthday. Ever since last year, birthdays have become a time in my life where I get to celebrate what I have conquered so far and prepare myself for the challenges that are yet to come.
Okay, I deviated a little bit from what I actually wanted to talk about... So here goes nothing. On this sunny Friday afternoon, I wanted to send out some love (and maybe a little advice from the bottom of my heart) to all of you. I am a true believer that if you have - and give - love, everything else will fall in its place no matter how hard it seems. I'm not just talking about the romantic kind of love... the one you give when someone needs a helping hand, a friendly talk after a stressful day or that simple hug when someone has lost their ground and has no where else to lean on . The kind that is so easy to give and to receive that sometimes we forget it is even there! This past month life has brought some pretty intense challenges upon my way. I could have never overcome the sadness and insecurities that came along with them without the love I received from the people around me. So I wanted to take this time to say thank you and to pass it forward to you! Because in life it is "simply necessary to love!" Claude Monet.