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“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~ William W. Purkey ~ Remembering the joys of yesterday.

Day 2 in the count down to V-Day.

As we prepare for a long weekend in lock-down due to the weather, (we are under a civil emergency and all are to stay home), I can hear the children outside playing. Their voices of laughter echoing as they play in the snow, making snow men, enjoying the moment, making light of the situation. They are enjoying life!! They are living it!

I know that there are many whose loved ones may be traveling and due to the weather, may not be able to make it home by V-day. As they say, perhaps absence makes the heart grow fonder, but maybe there can be a V-day miracle. 🙂 Here’s hoping!

Today, I may be a bit melancholy, surprised by the reaction of others towards the situations at hand, as many as there are, not only in my own life but others… & remembering how much easier things may have seemed yesterday.

It is so easy for others who may be looking in from the outside, where it’s comfortable, and then judge, but what about walking a mile in that other person’s shoes?

To those who find themselves in this situation, I think that Marilyn Monroe said it best when she said,

“This life is what you make it.

No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up.

Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them.

Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.

As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.

Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?

So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”

And as Dr. Martin Luther Kind said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that,” try to hold onto the good that you see in people, try to forgive their shortcomings and judgments… and remember to dance!

Now run out, if you can, go make a snowman, go for a walk and enjoy the moment… then come in and make a cup of your gluten free hot chocolate. (Here’s some to try if you can get to a store; http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/Gluten-Free-Beverages/a/Gluten-Free-Hot-Chocolate.htm )

I make mine from Almond breeze unsweetened vanilla flavor, dark chocolate powder and agave nectar to taste.

Remember, tomorrow is another day! Be kind to yourself, because you are the only you you’ve got! 🙂

All of today’s quotes were supplied by http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/love

Keep Reading and Eating and hold your head high!
~Christa~

Be Strong! Carry on!

Be Strong! Carry on!

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