In the midst of Catastrophe…

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I typically oppose to battling a private battle publicly. But when I am inspired by something, anything, I feel the need to share.

My family is going through a battle that is trying, but strengthening all in one. This situation has literally caused my family and I to put our lives on hold and cater to the sensitivity that is the present. Even in the midst of our troubles, I noticed the beauty in nature (which made me smile). I literally stopped and took the time to feel and admire these hot pink beauties.

The flower. It’s beauty. It’s simplicity. It’s ability to teach.

They teach us that a small life well lived is far better than a long life badly-lived.

They teach us to scatter mirth and beauty wherever we go.

Arrangement of their petals and leaflets in a systematic way teaches us to lead a systematic and disciplined life.

Their smiles even in thorny surroundings bring home to us the art of living

We should all do more of the things we love. And share these things, to encourage others to do the same. Please keep my family in your prayers.

XO,

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Good Morning Dolls,

I’m here in my local Starbucks doing absolutely nothing. Literally. I was staring out the window watching stop and go traffic and pedestrians. Thinking. Reflecting. Taking the time to be present. At the start of my week I received what could have been discouraging news, but I refused to be limited by it.

Scrolling through a few pics I shared on my Instagram, life truly is what you make it. So, I’m here to encourage those of you who may need it. And to inspire you to find the love in and embrace the little things. They add meaning to life.

Below are something’s that makes me happy. All are of my home–my oasis. Take the time to embrace what you have, what adds value to your life.

Until next time…

XO,
Carmen Veal

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