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Gratitude in the midst of tragedy

Today I'm holding my husband and son a little tighter, talking to my family and friends for a little while longer and making sure to let them know how much I love them.


Hearing of the tragic accident surrounding Naya Rivera my heart aches for her family and friends but mostly her son. I can only imagine how scary it was for him. As a mother my greatest fear is leaving my son on this earth to grow up without me. The incident breaks my heart but really made me put some things in perspective.


The older I get the more I realize how easy it is for us to get wrapped up in our everyday lives. We can sometimes forget to stop, cherish the little things and to thank God for them. Unfortunately it sometimes takes a tragic event or accident to remind us just how blessed we are. I'm guilty of it. I work so hard day and night and tend to take my family for granted but today that STOPS.


Today I'm promising to enjoy every moment I have here on earth. I love without limits, to give freely and to share gratitude in every situation. Ultimately none of us know how long we have here on earth we should do all that we can to live life to the fullest.


If you don't take anything else away from me, take this. Life is short, health is the real wealth and each day here is a blessing. Love without limits and cherish your loved ones. Everything else doesn't matter. Im praying for Naya’s safe return and holding onto hope that she will be reunited with her sweet boy.