PicMonkey Collage22 When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Happy Long + Easter Weekend Lovely Souls.

Whether you are religious / / spiritual or not, this weekend is a time for gratefulness + forgiveness. To be honest, everyday is. When we lose the ability to be thankful for each moment, each experience ( good or bad ) I feel that we lose the meaning of life. Each mountain OR valley provides us with the opportunity for g r o w t h. When we lose sight of that, and forget to drink that knowledge and lesson in, we stagnant. We stop growing and evolving into the soulful human being we were designed to be. We regress instead of moving forward and spreading our wings. Bad experiences only become scars if we let them be. These internal scars will only cause more fear, resentment, hurt, trouble, discomfort,

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words, but gratitude is shown in acts and is truly from the heart.

So this weekend as you are with family, loved ones, friends & MOST importantly strangers --- people you don't know. Express your thankfulness and kindness. We have a WHOLE lot to be thankful for.

AND forgive. Forgive others. In the end you are only hurting yourself. It's not worth it. Grudges and hatred only breed negativity + disease in YOUR body. We have to learn to forgive and let go . . . one of lives greatest lessons is before you in these moments.

I guess what I'm trying to say is. . . let your light shine. BE YOU. Radiate the light within you, choose to become the person you want to be. It's all a choice.

When you embody and except these facts the world will start to look very different. When it comes down to it, it's all about LOVE. Love yourself + love others.

And with that I wish you a very HAPPY EASTER + Peaceful Long Weekend + lots of yummy / raw chocolate before you.

love & light