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Do Some Good...

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I believe this quote is a great reminder of all the good we're capable of doing. In honor of the great Dr. Maya Angelou (who just passed away), who has done so much good within the world and has touched many lives (including my own), I picked this one as today's quote -- and I believe that change begins with each and every one of us.

Sometimes, a smile, a kind gesture, a hug, or even acknowledging someone can impact that person's life. Sometimes, people just need to feel like they exist, and often times we walk past others or ignore others for no reason or out of habit. Today, I encourage you to reach out and be a light. We're blessed enough to see another day, which means we're blessed enough to spread more love and more good. Take advantage of that opportunity. Today is the day. 

Today and always, be blessed. 

- Jess

[RIP Dr. Maya Angelou. Thank you for all that you've done and for always inspiring me.]

Stay in Peace...

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We all have those moments where we get upset, frustrated, or angry over something, certain situations, or circumstances. Today, let all that go.

Try really hard to not choose those as your responses when facing a hard time, difficulty, or ridiculous situation. Don't argue or fight. Choose peace. STAY IN PEACE. Let go of worry and things out of your own control. Try to watch how you react and choose to remain peaceful. And always remember that God's got your back and is looking out for you. He will see your faithfulness, trust in Him, and how you're remaining in peace and He will use it to your advantage. He will use it to propel you even more forward on your journey and will bless you. 

Choose peace today. Stay in peace.

Today and always, be blessed. :)

- Jess 

Joie de Vivre...

 

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My brother wrote a post yesterday about what he misses about Louisiana and it included a phrase we all love, "joie de vivre" -- which inspired today's blog post.

The "joy of living" and "let the good times roll" (but where I'm from we say, JOIE DE VIVRE and LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER) -- are two sayings I hold dear to my heart and carry with me every day [along with HAPPY KIND of course! :)]

Let this be the theme for your day today, for this upcoming week, for this month -- live a JOYFUL LIFE, and live it now! Rejoice!! Don't say, "well, if this or that happens, then I'll be joyful and happy" -- start today! It begins from within, from deep within yourself. You have a choice to live an exuberant, ebullience, completely joyful life!! Choose joy today!

Don't wallow in misery. Release that today. For any worries, let go and let God! Cast your burdens upon Him and accept your joy and peace today! Keep working hard, going after your dreams, seeing the good in every situation, and HAVE FUN!! Let the joy inside of you out and always rejoice!! Today is the day! 

Today and always, be blessed. :)

- Jess