All this being said, I'd like to say thank you to my Chocolate family. You all are remarkable and a truly genuine bunch. I am so happy I made the decision to visit Chocolate Fest 2017 and that I had the opportunity to meet such amazing people. The thing is I thought that you all were amazing before this hurricane hit and then you all came to my aid, so imagine how much more dear you all are to my heart even now.
So this is what the trees taught me, that if they can bounce back, if they can stand tall after being battered so severely, if they could be stripped of everything but Life and still be beautiful, that even after this tragedy they could flourish then I could to. The trees taught me that I need to stand tall and thrive! The trees reminded me that as long as I have root in ground that I will be okay, that I will make it and so will you!
So a very happy new year to everyone. I wish you love, I wish you happiness, I wish you good vibes, I wish you light, I wish you blesssings from above, I wish you soul joy, I wish you a safe space where you can live your truth, I wish you success and I wish you friends and family who love and accept you whole heartedly, in spite of your flaws, I wish you peace for each day and I wish you find every good thing your heart desires.
“So for the people in your life who have not known your worth, who have been reckless with your heart or fallen painfully short of your expectation, sincerely wish them well, forgive yourself for holding on to it and preventing yourself from really living, forgive them for their shortcomings (as well as your own) scoop up that huge beautiful life lesson and all the pieces of your heart, and sail on. You have mountains to move, dreams to dream, and a world to change, even if the only world is your own.” - Alexis Jones, I Am That Girl
"Self Care means giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you."-Katie Reed
"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."-Les Brown. Sometimes all it takes is trust in your ability to start a thing and get it done. This doesn't mean that you will not make mistakes, in fact you will. However these mistakes will only help with your refining and most likely be a character building experience. So expect the mistakes and take it in stride, have the right attitude towards your mistakes, stay focused and don't be too hard on yourself. Just trust that you will reach your goal, trust that you have everything within you to make it. Maybe it won't happen today or tomorrow, maybe it will take longer than others but trust that God has you and your blessing is on its way. So go on and leap!