I just have to say that I LOVE my shirt! I'm not in the best shape but I am working on it. I'm allowing myself to celebrate small victories along my journey! I hope you're doing the same!
Happy Valentine's Day!!
While people typically associate this holiday with romance, I want to talk about love in general today. Whether it is love between a husband and wife or a parent and child. Love is absolutely necessary. We all need love.
If you've been reading this blog for a while you know that quoting the bible isn't something I usually do, however there are a lot of concepts that I wholeheartedly agree with concerning love in the bible.
1 Corinthians 13:4 states, "Love is patient, love is kind...". To me that means that when you love someone you are patient with them and you are kind to them. You treat them better than you want to be treated. This is the type of love I am talking about when I say that everyone needs love. Everyone needs to treated like they are special to someone else.
It has been a crazy 12 months for me and honestly the ONLY thing that got me through the past year has been love. Love from my husband especially but also love from my parents and sister, love from my children.
Someone recently reminded me that people come into your life for a multitude of different reasons. Some people will always be there while others will come in fuck you over and then leave. It's the people who are there to love you forever that help you get through the tough times and the bad people.
So this Valentine's day I just want to say thank you to my family for loving me, I love you so much!!
I was so inspired this weekend.
We went to see Hidden Figures this weekend. I am always inspired by movies where people are faced with obstacles and they push through those obstacles to achieve their goals anyway.
I don’t want to give away the movie for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, even though it is based on true events. The movie takes place in Virginia in the early 60’s. One of the main characters was a black woman who wanted to be an engineer for NASA. There was a part in the movie where the engineers at NASA were struggling to fix a problem and I turned to my daughter and I said, “They need a black woman engineer” to which my daughter replied, “Like me” I cried.
Allow me to give you a brief history about my daughter. She is a beautiful 10 year old girl who until very recently denied that she had any interest at all in math, engineering or science. She is a smart girl who consistently earns awards at school. She just didn’t realize that she had an interest in math and science. Hearing her refer to herself as an engineer made me feel so good because she understands that becoming an engineer is a very real option for her and one that at least at the age of 10 she is willing to entertain.
The other inspiring event that happened this weekend was Super Bowl 51
I, like I’m sure many others, pretty much thought the game was over in the 3rd quarter.
However, the Patriots never gave up and now they are the only team to ever win the Super Bowl in overtime (at least that’s what I read online last night). Tom Brady is the first quarterback to win 5 Super Bowls.
The brilliant women at NASA and the Patriots have something in common. They never gave up. They took risks and some of them paid off and some of them didn’t. But they gave it their all and that’s what makes them champions.