5.06.2013

{monday's mantra}

Sorry this is coming a little late friends. I've had a busy weekend with a wedding on Saturday and going down to Orange County to spend Sunday with family. 

A family friend of ours passed away last week. Robert and I were fortunate enough to attend her beautiful memorial service yesterday, and it was inspiring to see so many people in our church who knew and loved her. She was young; only 37 years old, and taken too early by cancer. As our pastor's daughter, however, her memorial was not defined by sadness or tears (though there was plenty of both), but by celebration. The overwhelming theme of the day was to live life to the fullest, every day, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. Life is just too short. So don't be afraid to love or laugh.
I may be popping in and out these next few days. I've made the decision that I need to take some time for myself, and for my family. I need to live my own life before I can share it with all of you here!

What's your mantra this week?

6 comments:

Joelle Duff said...

Great post Joelle. You so right, we need to live life to the fullest because we never know what's going to happen. I hope you have an enjoyable next few day off to spend the time for yourself. :)

XoXo,
Nicole

Http://www.nicole-Kelly.com

Joelle Duff said...

I love this mantra. :)

Joelle Duff said...

this song reminded me of you and your Monday mantras :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwTr_CRw3GY

Joelle Duff said...

This just made my day. I absolutely ADORE Sara Bareilles, and this is exactly why! Thank you so much Sarah for sharing this!

Joelle Duff said...

So glad you liked it! Hope you have a great week my dear! xoxo

Joelle Duff said...

Thanks Nicole! Hope you have a wonderful week my dear, and I hope you know how much I appreciate and <3 you! xoxox