The pineapple symbolizes hospitality, friendship, generosity and graciousness.
We could all use a little more kindness in our lives. The world could use a little more kindness. Our hearts could use a little more kindness.
I have hope for this world and I have love for my fellow human and I have faith for our hearts to soften in this time of turmoil.
Dear world, above all else, be kind.
I have hope. And that’s all I am gonna say about that.
So I have been thinking a lot about what goals to set for this New Year. Personally and professionally 2016 was a really good year for me and I want to continue on that forward motion for 2017. What are some goals that everyone is working on for the New Year? I have already started working on my goals and I am so excited for starting off fresh. I am looking forward to enjoying a prosperous and lesson filled year. I plan on growing in my faith with my family, pushing my business into a thriving design company and I will do all this by staying persistent in my goals and organized in my thoughts and processes. 2017 will be an amazing year!
So here’s to working hard and hustling to thrive.
Today has been and inspirational sort of day. I took family photos and as I reflect on the day I cannot help but say “wow!” I am blessed beyond belief with a beautiful, healthy and loving family and that is the best I can ask for. I am so thankful to my God who has given me such a fulfilled life and all the opportunities that have presented themselves lately. I am honestly overwhelmed. What brings joy to your heart and thankfulness to your soul?
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
So today is a day that should be celebrated loud, with smiles and with open arms. Mental health should be talked about every day, out in the open, freely, like it is a normal thing because to some people the struggle is their norm. To not talk about it or to hush it and push it under the rug is part of the problem. Share your experiences and be open about your feelings if you can because we all have a story to tell.
Check out these stats from the National Alliance of Mental Health…
- Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
- Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
Those are some sad numbers. The fact that it is so prominent yet has such a stigma attached to it is just plain sad. So use your voice, tell your story and spread the word.
Thanks for reading.
Here’s to pumpkin spice everything, scary decorations, a ton of candy and dressing up. Here’s to cooler weather, comfy outfits, Ugg boots, leggings, fall colors, falling leaves, wind in the hair and gatherings with good friends. Here’s to the start of the holiday season and always having love in your heart, a smile on your face and God in your life.
Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram @KatLangeDesigns
Happy National Drink Beer Day!! Sit back, relax and have a cold one. Now this is a holiday I can really celebrate. haha.
Head on over to my FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM page and give me a LIKE and FOLLOW… @KatLangeDesigns