This year had its extreme highs and its extreme lows. 2019 was a year that reminded me once again how incredibly wonderful yet crushingly heartbreaking it can be within a few moments. The high of my year would be traveling to Spain, and walking the El Camino de Santiago (if you missed it, I posted … Continue reading 2019: The Year of Reminders
The power of little act of kindness can have a ripple effect to literally in small and big ways change the lives of others. Never underestimate the power of little acts, as those moments can be enough to inspire, to change, to smile – and that, my friends, is pretty incredible.
The past several weeks, I have been in in a pseudo stage of writer's block – feeling uninspired and unmotivated to dedicate the time to the passion I love. Then one day, when scrolling through news on Twitter and checking what was trending, I noticed the hashtag #WhyIWrite. It was in honor of October 20 … Continue reading Why I Write
My perspective on life has been a roller coaster. I've gone from believing "everything happens for a reason" to "life is incredibly cruel and unfair" with thinking life is beautiful to being distraught at its random destruction. While Life is going to throw us curve-balls of blessings and curses, there is one truth that we … Continue reading Active In Happiness
Joy comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in huge occasions and simple reminders. It comes in laughter and smiles. It can come through the familiarity of friends and family or the serendipity of strangers. Pure joy is the catalyst for hope when times are tough, faith when things are uncertain, and love when times … Continue reading Pure Joy
A powerful line from my favorite TV show, How I Met Your Mother, "Love is the best thing we do," seems to be the truest statement about love. I was lucky enough to see this personified as I stood in witness to the marriage of my brother Paul and his wife Katie. When Katie entered Paul's … Continue reading Love Is The Best Thing We Do
It is true. Today, I hugged a stranger. Let me defend myself. Today was an amazing day. I haven't had a day like it in quite some time. It was one of those days of just pure hyper love that boils over into, well, hugging a stranger. Recently, I have had the pleasure of hearing … Continue reading I hugged a stranger today…