SIMPLE TRUTHS.

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You have many reasons to smile.

Lets face it – life is not always easy. I'm an extremely optimistic person, and truly see light and love in everything and everyone. BUT every day can be an unpredictable challenge. Some days it can be difficult just to get out of bed in the morning, to face reality and put on that smile, we all have bad days. Never forget that, even when times get tough, you are equipped with everything you need to cope, you TRULY are. So smile more often. You have SO many reasons to.

Things that made me smile this morning: my soft pillow, the sun trying to peek through my blinds, stretching, birds chirping, windows open, fresh air streaming through, deep breaths, green tea, music, and that's all within 5 minutes of waking!

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We are all in this together.

You won’t always be perfect – no one is. Everyone has issues. No one has it easy. You will never know exactly what someone is going through, and no one will never know exactly what you’re going through. We are all facing our challenges each and every day, but the BEAUTY of all of this is that we are all in this together, so BE KIND. No one is greater, bigger or better than you, they just aren't. Never place anyone on a pedestal. That person standing or sitting next to you could be facing their biggest life challenge, their could be sickness in the family, in themselves...you never know. We all struggle, so treat others like we are all on the same team. The person cleaning the bathroom at your gym - they have a life, family, heart, and beautiful soul...give them a smile and in your heart let them know we're in this together.

But we are working through it, together.

You are amazing just the way you are. If someone discredits you and tells you that you can’t do something, keep in mind that they are speaking from within the boundaries of their OWN limitations. In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep accepting your truths and realities...only you know your hearts desires so fight for what you want, and NEVER give up, never.

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Life isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty darn good.

Remember, our courage doesn’t always roar aloud. Sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, “I will try again tomorrow.” So stand strong. Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out. Remember that an optimist juices their lemons, and that we are very, very lucky.

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love & light,

xo Lisa