The best part of the day is waking up with a smile on your face and moving through the motions of life... You smile back at all the good memories; as well as the bad. The day that you forgive yourself and others is the day you know that you are no longer bond by sadness. You get up and rejoice and know that you are here for a purpose. Your purpose may not be clear to you... just yet; but keep pushing and keep grinding. I truly believe that we have to heal the innermost painful moments in our lives to become free of the things that bind us. For the last six years I have undergone so many situations that tried to break my spirit. I know more challenges are to come but something is different today... I have sat with myself for the last couple of months and for the first time in years allowed myself to reflect, process and not hold back my tears. I allowed myself not to be strong and allowed myself to feel all those painful moments in time. My entire life has flashed before me; old wounds that I did not even know were present. The things that I pushed in the back of my mind... I allowed to come full surface. I was tired of the things holding me down in bondage. I have nothing to prove to anyone, nor do you! The only thing we have to prove to ourselves is that we have made it through so much that many people would not even begin to understand... I understand that those are the things that have made me into the vibrant woman I am today and those are the very things that made you into who you are. All the challenges and adversities were meant to shape me into the woman that I am and to help other's process through their journeys. I am here on this planet for purpose to send love and light in the midst of other's darkness. I am an overcomer and challenges will continue to come into all of our lives. My hope for all... is to lean into your pain and not run from it because it will cause so much more damage in your life and others around you! If I could go back in time and change things I would but that is not possible. We have to sit with our mistakes and hold ourselves accountable for the bad and good decisions we've made in our lives. Forgive yourself and forgive others and stop fighting with madness. The world is not your friend! Love yourself and become your best friend and don't look for yourself in others. If you are lucky enough to find love that matches yours; treasure that beauty! That beauty must match yours... please be kind, loyal and pour out compassion unto the world. Hug yourself today... sing a song... turn up the music and dance because today might be your last chance! Live in the present moment and don't worry about the past or about your future... Live for today and love you... forgive yourself and others because you don't want to die with that pain! Let forgiveness flow from your heart so you project peace and joy! Your soul needs you to carry the space of light so you can illuminate and shine where ever you go! Heal all those wounded parts and learn from life's experiences so you may help someone else overcome... much love from my heart to yours....