What a year it’s been!

What a year it has been! People ask where I get my enthusiasm and positive outlook. It comes from waking up each morning knowing God has a bigger purpose for me than I can ever imagine. It comes from knowing that in the darkest times, He’s always been there. You only get so many second chances to truly live your life … so do/be/live/love what makes you happy / sets your soul on fire / makes you feel alive. Live a life full of adventure, stories, love, and laughter! It’s all about choices my friends!

From March 25, 2016:

Other than the day my beautiful girl came into this world, I don’t think I’ve ever cried so many tears of joy. I’ve spent the last two weeks being off FB, which isn’t a bad thing, and it has been time well spent with family and in a state of “RE” – REst, REcuperation, REjuvination, REpurpose.

I received the best news ever this morning. My results from Monday’s procedure came back benign. This is the first time EVERYTHING removed came back benign and the first time in 6 years that there was NO signs of cancer in the polyps.

There are no words to express the love and gratitude for all the love, support, prayers, texts, messages, hand holding (and hair holding as I puked my brains out Sunday and Monday), FB posts (I have the best little sister in the world), and words of comfort. I am truly the most blessed person in the world. God is great!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Live Big!
Love,
RED

 

Be Courageous!

I spent my whole life trying to be who I thought others wanted me to be, needed me to be, or who I thought people expected me to be. Then one day, I realized I was depriving myself of an amazing life God had planned for me by not being who He created me to be. Just like that, I made the decision to be who I was supposed to be. It’s been scary, lonely at times, but the most rewarding, freeing experience of my life. 17498607_10101421650428431_4359977109973659292_nNo more shackles, no more¬†strongholds, and no more guilt. My advice: Be you. Everyone else is taken. Set the world on fire with YOUR dreams, passions, heart, mind, smile, art, faith, and gifts/talents/purpose you’ve been given!

 

Live Big!
Love,

RED

Are You Alive?

Thanks to @kammw97 for this little gem. I had a long overdue pow-wow with @livinlifephoto and @the_pearl_antler last night and this made me think of them. I a17457266_10101419294864001_3230263561573554471_nm reminded how blessed I am to be surrounded by such remarkable, strong, independent, go-get ’em women who defy the odds, buck public opinion, and are writing their own story and paving the path of their future not realizing how much they inspire others. Keep on keepin’ on!

 

Live Big!
Love,
Red

Don’t Be a Prick

I’ve often been told I’ve lived a life wearing rose colored glasses … I’d rather be known for that then being mean, rude, and unkind. Negative attracts negative … meaning, you’ll only see the bad in people, situations, etc. and those are the people you’ll surround yourself with. However, when you equip yourself with faith, good friends, and trust that the difficult place in the journey is only temporary, it 17309707_10101411517494911_1430032243361338133_nmakes it all bearable. Just remember, at some point in life, you’ll ALWAYS reap what you’ve sowed. So, when you’re having a bad day, continue to sow kindness, peace, and love in other’s lives … and see what happens!

 

Live BIG!
Love,
RED