Spread Love, Not Hate

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Happy Monday beautiful people!

I don't know about y'all, but I needed this past weekend more than I have needed one in a LONG time. There has been so much hate and violence in the world lately and it has drained me so much emotionally that I just needed a minute. A minute away from social media, all of the stories about more innocent lives being taken away that have been circulating, and all the hateful comments. Over the last couple days, I have been angry, hurt, and confused, and in all honesty, I've probably lashed out on a couple people. Not purposely, but out of frustration and confusion.

The sad truth is that I have been terrified. I am SO terrified for my husband, my brother, my cousins, my nephew, my uncles, my friends! I don't want to turn on the news and see that someone I love has lost their life because of nonsense. My heart can't take that sort of hurt. These past events have made me more vocal than I have ever been in my entire life because I am just tired. Violence is not the answer. Hate is not the answer. LOVE is the answer.

Once more people grasp the concept of love, and I mean love ALL people, then I truly believe we will be better. I don't want to live in fear, but that is my reality as of now. I get anxiety just thinking about getting pulled over or going out with friends to have a good time because these tradgedies have been everywhere. My mom always tells me I can't live in fear, but it's hard. I just put my faith in God and press forward each day because I know he guides my steps.

As for the horrible events that have transpired in the last few days, I don't understand it, and I probably never will, but I just want all of the violence, hatred and separation of our people to stop. It HAS to stop. My prayers are with the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, and the officers in Dallas, TX who all lost their lives this past week. I can't even begin to imagine what you may be going through, but I pray God gives you strength and peace in knowing that they are in a much better place now. <3 p="">

When I saw this mural in Nashville that said "Love the People, Planet, and Possibilities", I HAD to stop because I felt it was so appropriate for my feelings during this time. We ALL need to love, and love with our whole heart because with more love, I am pretty sure we wouldn't have as much violence and therefore we wouldn't deal with this heartbreak. I encourage you all to love deeply and express your love daily to those you love. Life is too short.

I didn't really plan for this to be such a deep post when I sat down to start writing. Clearly this was on my heart, so I hope y'all don't mind me just rolling with it! :)

Thank you so much for reading! XOXO

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