7 billion people

I lay on my back with my legs propped up on the back of the armchair, and let my head hang upside down at the front. I guess this is where I do my deepest and best thinking. Where I get my best ideas. Either this way or at 2 am while i’m in bed and trying to sleep but my brain wont shut up until I turn a light on and grab my notebook to scribble my “fantastic” ideas that i’m too afraid i’ll forget about if I wait til morning.

Do normal writers do this? I guess not. Because i’m not exactly normal.

Sounds of cooking and clanks of pots and the beep of the stove come from the kitchen. I like those sounds. They’re familiar. I like that about things, unfamiliar things give me butterflies. I don’t like that.

I tilt my head further back and look down, or should I say up, at the hardwood floor, but it gives me a headache so I pull back up and rest my head on the seat.

I stare at the poky patterned ceiling above me and while i’m thinking I trace the lines of the ceiling with my eyes. It’s like fidgeting, but just with your eyes. It helps me much more. I only do it when i’m in deep thought. Sometimes I get lost in there.

Do normal people do that? I don’t know.

I think about sunsets- ooh i like sunsets. yes. that’s a good thought.

I think about my day,

supermarket sales,

wondered where I put my blanket,

what chocolate would taste like with a pickle,

and about billions of faceless people who each had a completely different day from any other day ever experienced.

Ah. There it is. That deep pool of thought that you have to slowly slide into with the meaningless things first. But sometimes, the most meaningless things have the most meaning, don’t they?

I shift my gaze and begin to trace the puffy clouds out the window with my eyes.

7 billion people experienced this day differently.

Every day is a new day, and for everyone it will be one that no one has exactly experienced like they will.

Today,

someone got married.

someone broke up.

someone is crying.

someone is laughing.

someone had a baby.

someone lost a loved one.

someone is praying.

someone feels hurt.

someone is nervous.

someone is excited.

someone doesn’t know today is their last.

someone is angry.

someone is making a terrible decision.

someone is making a great one.

someone is happier than ever.

someone made a new friend.

someone lost an old one.

someone is being punished.

someone is being forgiven.

someone feels lost.

someone is having a birthday party.

someone climbed a tree.

someone is reading a book.

ate ice cream

got their drivers license

is sleeping

is shopping

ran away

training

writing

made a difference in someones life

and so much more beyond what I can imagine in just these few moments. But, I would sit here and go on forever if I could.

I think about that. So many people in this world doing and feeling so many different things, and sometimes we forget that we aren’t the only ones doing things. We aren’t the only ones in this world.

Car horns honking somewhere that I don’t hear, a lightning storm happening somewhere I can’t see, someone crying alone in their bedroom that I can’t comfort, someone being happy as ever that i’ve never met, someone in need that i’m not able to help right now.

7 billion people. 7 billion faces. 7 billion different experiences.

What a diverse world we live in.

So oblivious.

Life is a puzzle

(just one of my staring-out-the-window thoughts that I couldn’t let go of, so here I am just word vomiting it all out. enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Life is a puzzle.

At the end of our life’s journey, we will be able to see the complete picture. We will look and see this big beautiful, masterpiece of a puzzle that in itself is completely unique from any other work of art in the world. We will look at this picture and look back on everything that’s happened in our life time, and so much more will make sense to why it happened/did not happen.

Every piece of this picture, good and not so good, we will see fits together beautifully, and I cannot wait to later in life feel that satisfaction.

In the meantime, in the middle of life, we are constantly struggling and stressing over things just not making sense. This just doesn’t work, this happened and you don’t know why, this doesn’t fit at all even how badly you wanted it to, and it becomes an entire mess of us all the sudden saying “oh well, that’s it. it’s completely hopeless, and nothing will come together so i’m done.”

We lack patience, and faith. Being patient in waiting seasons but rejoicing at the same time, because you have faith and trust that God’s promises for what he’s got in store for you are true.

We will sit stressing over trying to put these big ole puzzle pieces together all at once, and we can’t hear God saying “it’s not the right time for that piece right there yet, just wait awhile longer my dear,” “that piece is not even meant for you hon’, don’t stress over it” “I know you love that one, but it messes up the picture and it needs to be let go of” etc.

Sometimes in our picture, we are just left with an empty space. We try and foolishly fill this space without God and somehow end up with a piece that’s from a completely different puzzle! Imagine that just for a second, someone is putting together a puzzle and comes across an empty space and at the moment the right piece for it is nowhere to be found. So, this person decides they’re too impatient to wait for this unknown but perfect piece to come along, so instead they just go ahead and search for some random piece that is either too big, too small, or just a completely different color that is nowhere near fitting the picture. Does that not sound silly? Do you think that at the end of our journey it will be satisfactory to look back and see this big jumbled mess of a picture that was put together, simply because we were too impatient for the right pieces?

We as humans can’t stand having empty spaces. Yes, it can be painful, and stressful, and sometimes scary, but God promises that in time, and in his own flawlessly perfect timing, he will bring us each of these mysterious but beyond perfect pieces to fit into our picture.

Some pieces you’ll have to throw out, even though it hurts. Some pieces you’ll lose and may never find again, and you’ll painfully wonder what happened to them. And some pieces will fit and stay forever.

When I talk about puzzle ‘pieces’, it can be anything from passions, people, pain, happiness, places, lessons, experiences, etc. In time, pieces will continue to be delivered by God, and be put in the puzzle.

Pieces, will come and go.

Some pieces you receive, fit nowhere in the puzzle at the moment and you have no idea what in the world you’re supposed to do with it! But later, when other pieces keep coming along, you will see that every piece will have a place, and it all will fit together.

We get so stressed over trying to hurry and put this puzzle together all at once, and get so upset when every time we try and fix it, it over and over again just falls apart and we don’t know why. We have a longing for some things that either we just aren’t ready for, aren’t meant for us, or it isn’t the right time for it.

When it doesn’t come together, it starts to feel hopeless. But remember that God is the only one who is truly in control of this puzzle of life. Of course he gives us choices, but in the end the picture will come out exactly as he had planned it to. And it will be beautiful.

God gives pieces, and he takes away pieces, but it all happens for a reason, and for the greater good. It gets confusing, and it will be that way all throughout life, but God never forgets to put the people in your life that are meant to be there, or the experiences you are meant to go through, or the places you are meant to see. God is forever in control of your puzzle, and he knows what he’s doing.

So we need to learn to just trust him, no matter how confusing, or hopeless, or hurtful a situation is. Because he will bring the pieces we need to grow, the pieces needed to make us become who we are meant to be, the pieces that will bring us both sorrow and joy, and altogether the pieces that will bring us a life that it beautiful, and joyous, and fully lived. And he will will bring it all at the right time.

So hang in there darling, and just trust that in a waiting season, God is doing something extraordinary, and he is working on making that next beautiful piece for your picture.

And loves, I myself am happy to say that after awhile of waiting, I can see more of my own beautiful picture, coming together.

Life is a puzzle.

And hon’, it will come together.

Igniting Inspiration Week 18 (2/21/21)

Hello there and good Sunday morning to you lovely people! I am very excited to be bringing to you Igniting Inspiration Week 18! I always love putting together these posts as a good close to the week past, and a celebration for the new week ahead. This past week has been a beautiful one for me, and there were some pretty special moments. I’d like to try something new on this series and share with you guys a little bit of how my week has been ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week seemed to strangely go by pretty quickly. Before I knew it I realized that the next day was Friday and the weekend was almost here again! Quite a bit happened, as always there were highs and there were lows, but I am grateful beyond anything for another beautiful week God gave me the opportunity to experience and live out.

I had a great Valentines Day! Haha it was really great, even though nothing really big and special happened, and this year I had 4 different Valentines you could say! 1. Was my Daddy (he’s the main one every year, he got me a sweet card and wrote in it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) 2. I mean Jesus, of course 3. My Doggo, Tank, because I asked him… i mean i think he said yes… and 4. Was my bestie, Livy! We agreed to be Gal-entines because we’re lonely ๐Ÿคฃ So yeah, overall Valentines Day was great.

Monday, I watched 10 Cloverfield Lane with my sister and parents. That’s actually all I remember from Monday, but it was a great movie and I am very excited about the fact that there’s supposed to be another Cloverfield movie being made.

(I don’t remember anything from Tuesday, I need to get better at remembering to write these things down)

On Wednesday night I joined a youth group get-together, which I am so happy I decided to attend. It was only my second time visiting this youth group, and the whole night was really great. (we are exploring other churches right now, which I haven’t said anything about on here before, but we have been looking for a new place to call home ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I met a couple of new people who I hope are becoming good friends of mine now, we played some great games, had a wonderful short sermon, and we basically just cracked up and goofed around the whole time. It was nice meeting some new people, I haven’t gotten the chance to meet some new friends in such a long time. I actually can’t wait for the next youth get-together, I really enjoyed it!

Thursday, I decided to pull up my big girl pants and save and set free what looked like a baby stink bug. (i am normally terrified of bugs and i’m trying so hard to get over it) I managed to catch it into a cup, cover it, and release it outside. I think that should count as a brave moment this week ๐Ÿ˜‚

Friday, ahhh I think this day was the highlight of my week, even though it was a mix of highs and lows. The day started off smoothly, but later started going downhill from there. I got pretty upset and worked up over many things and let my emotions take over which effected other people too. I eventually lost any motivation to finish what needed done that day and lost all hope of it still turning out as a good day. It got really bad. But, I guess my sweet Mama understood that I was just upset and didn’t mean to make anyone else’s day harder. I really needed a break and just something to enjoy, and that’s what she gave me. She took me out to go Spring clothing shopping at Plato’s Closet, which she had talked about doing sometime before. We were there for awhile, but she didn’t seem to mind. We found some really great things and I am very happy with my new additions to my Spring 2021 wardrobe! (be on the lookout this week for a clothing haul post!) It was alot of fun taking a shopping trip like that, I haven’t gone clothes shopping in awhile. Afterwards Mama took me out to eat at Rusty Taco, where I got some delcious BBQ brisket nachos. (my fave) I had an amazing time with my Mama and I made sure to thank her for taking me out, because I had a terrible attitude that day and really didn’t deserve it. While we were driving to Plato’s Closet earlier that evening, there was the most beautiful sunset I have surely ever seen. The sun was glowing golden orange setting low on the horizon, the clouds covering the top to where just to golden bottom was shining through, and the sky splashed with pinks, and blues, and oranges, and yellows. It really reminded me that no matter how difficult or even hopelessly terrible a day or something may seem, the sun with always shine again. There is still happiness and joy and hope to be found. Just that small act of kindess from my Mama, made the entire day wonderful. Ain’t nobody got a greater, more lovely Mama than me. Love you Mama ๐Ÿ˜˜

And Saturday, in the morning had a beautiful try-on fashion show for my sister with all the new clothes I got! I am quite excited to start wearing all my adorable clothes, if only this freezing snowy weather would go away now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Wow I very much enjoy sharing even those small moments from my week! I hope you enjoyed reading about it, what were some special moments from your week? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to hear all about it! Welp here we have come to the middle where I share some of my favorite quotes with you! These quotes of encouragement really spoke to my heart this week, and I hope they do the same for you! Please enjoy xD

*disclaimer: none of the images/quotes displayed below are my own. all credits to Pinterest*

Which little bit of encouragement was your favorite? I find all of those so inspiring and uplifting, and discovering all those simple quotes make me so very happy.

Now, I guess you could say this is the grand finale haha! I know you guys love the MEMEs as much as I do, Igniting Inspiration thrives off of them! xD I cracked up when I found these, and my goal is to make you laugh too! I guess the laughs add a little extra spark of joy to these posts, and hopefully to your whole week!

Alrighty, I am going to bid my farewells right here so you can go ahead and try your hardest not to laugh at these (i DARE you not to laugh mwahaha)

Well, thank you so much for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I hope that you enjoyed this post, and if you aren’t already then be sure to Subscribe to the blog by email so that you don’t miss out on any future posts! YOU GUYS WE ARE NOW AT OVER 200 FOLLOWERS! Ahh, i can’t believe how much this blog has been growing recently, even though 200 can seem pretty small, I appreciate all of you more than words can say. I am sending much love to all of you, have an amazing day my lovely little Jelly Beans! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And on we go!


Blogmas Day #19: Easy & Affordable Last Minute Gift Ideas

(6 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. OH MY CHEESEPUFFS WE ARE SO CLOSE!! xD)

Hiya hiya and good evening my beautiful beans, I hope you have had a wonderful day and welcome to Day #19 of Blogmas here on Sunshine & Rain!

Today I have put together a list of some great Easy & Affordable Last Minute Gift Ideas that would be great for basically anyone! These are actually so easy to do, but are still super amazing and thoughtful gifts to give.

So please enjoy, and take inspiration for anyone on your list this year! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • A bunch of yummy treats & snacks

Anyone will love a basket with some candies and small goodies in it! Places like Dollar tree has plenty of snacks for just a dollar each, and it’s super easy to throw a treat basket together!

  • Candles or Essential oils

Sweet smells are always something to be loved

  • A special handmade painting/drawing

A handmade craft is always special, and I love being able to sit and take the time to make something special for someone, even if it’s small it’s really special. I’m actually doing some crafty things myself this Christmas xD

  • A cozy blanket

I mean who wouldn’t love a soft blanket to snuggle with?

  • Jewelry

Nice jewelry and any accessories are easy to find, and will absolutely be loved!

  • Gift cards

What’s an easier last minute gift than a gift card? If you aren’t sure what to buy for a specific person, let them use the cash and buy whatever they choose! Sure takes a load off ;D

  • Beanie & Scarves

You can find some absolutely adorable beanies & scarves, and it’s always nice to be able to bundle up!

  • Cozy socks

Soft and warm socks are a must have. Just yes.

  • Blue light glasses

Blue light glasses are actually something i’d like to have, and you can find so many cool & cute patterns! These are great for anyone who works with screens often.

  • A fun family game

Family games are a great idea! Scattergories, Clue, Life, etc. Absolutely such a fun thing to give!

  • Movie night in a box

Just throw a couple movies, drinks, a blanket, popcorn, and candies in a basket and boom! An entire movie night in one kit!

  • Back scratcher & Scalp massager

Ahhhh, these things are heavenly. The scalp massager feels absolutely amazing, and I’m sure that anyone would love it.

  • Water bottle

Nice water bottles to travel with are definitely a must have!

  • Mug with tea & hot chocolate packets

Another yummy gift of treats to put together!

  • Notebooks & Planners

A 2021 planner surely has to be something EVERYONE wants this year amiright? A nice planner or notebook, or journal to write thoughts in is a great gift!

  • Headphones or a bluetooth speaker

My headphones, and bluetooth speaker are my techno best friends. (next to my phone though) and you can find some great ones that are pretty inexpensive! My headphones are by the brand Mkay on Amazon for about $30 and they are INSANE.

  • Homemade sweets

Bake a batch of cookies, or a pie, and wrap it up for someone else to enjoy. Always a nice thing to give.

  • A kind handwritten card

What’s sweeter than a heartfelt letter or note simply stating what they mean to you? You can even make a list of “All the reasons I love you”, and that’s surely a great gift for anyone.

  • Something to stay warm

A heated stuffie, heated blankie, a warm jacket, anything to stay cozy during these cold days will be an amazing gift.

  • Printed pictures

Printed pictures hold the memory of a moment, and that’s a beautiful thing. You can even make a mini scrapbook full of memories!

  • A Good book or Magazine Subscription

I love my Brio magazine, but of course there are soooo many different mags out there. A good book or devotional is also a great gift for anyone.

Welp, that’s it for today’s Blogmas post, and I shall return tomorrow my loves. I hope you enjoyed the latest here on Sunshine & Rain, and if you did, please be sure to Subscribe to the blog so you never miss out on any future posts!

See ya again very soon my loves, have a wonderful evening. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Holidays! *blows kisses*

My Autumn & Winter 2020 Bucket List + Adorable Photoshoot/Autumn Aesthetics

Hiya hiya loves! Happy FRIDAY AND AHHHHHH. CAN YOU BELIEVE ITS AUTUMN?! (normally i would say “fall” but i use “autumn” because i feel like i love it so much more) Tis’ the season to finally whip out the sweatpants, crunch on the leaves, and sip some delicious apple cider by the fire!

To be honest guys, Autumn is my favorite season. Like EVER. I absolutely love this season so much, and as badly as a will miss the lovely summer days, I am so very excited for what this new season has in store!

Today I am here with my Autumn & Winter 2020 Bucket list, along with an adorable photoshoot with me and one of my dearest friends, Allie! You remember her right? xD You can totally check out her blog right here, @AllieGoWithTheWaves and I promise you you’ll love it!

We had SO MUCH FUN this past week hanging out over at her house, getting some delicious starbiesss, and taking an adorable photoshoot at a local nature trail! I’m also including some really cute Autumn aesthetics just to bring in the whole vibe of it!

Anyways, Haha you may be wondering why am I doing a Winter Bucket list too? Well, I actually make only two separate bucket lists a year, by combining my Bucket list for Spring & Summer, and for Autumn & Winter! I love putting them together because it gives me a beautiful overview of the upcoming seasons!

Okey dokey, feel free to use my Autumn/Winter bucket list as inspiration for your own! And enjoy the season aesthetics, and photoshoot! ; D

Hailey’s Autumn & Winter 2020 Bucket List + Adorable Photoshoot

I absolutely love this one!! Aghhh, I loved taking all of our pictures at a gorgeous nature trail!
  • Drink Apple Cider
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Curl up in a warm blanket burrito
  • Read lots of books in bed
  • Go thrifting/Autumn & Winter Wardrobe shopping
  • CONFIDENTLY rock my ADORABLE wardrobe
  • Make gluten free treats
  • Have an amazing Halloween costume
  • Stargaze with a blanket
  • Climb a tree
Awww my heart melts every time I see this one! It’s by far my favorite!
  • Learn some cute hairstyles
  • Collect and press pretty leaves
  • Wear cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, and everything else that’s soft
  • Take aesthetic and supa cute pictures
  • Eat pumpkin pie
I am in LOVE with this picture!! Thanks to the lovely lady in the back which is Allies sweet Mama, who kindly took most of the pictures, and drove us there ; D
  • Cuddle with Tanky Baby
  • Take a trip somewhere
  • Go to a bonfire & make s’mores
  • Learn some new hairstyles
  • Go to the library/book store
  • Drink hot cocoa
  • Dance in the rain & listen to thunder rumble at night
  • Skateboard in the sunset
  • Wear my adorable beanie
  • Take a road trip
Yep. We love our shoe pictures xD
  • Watch the stars from the car window
  • Basically thrive in sweatpants
  • Attend a Fall Festival
  • Build an EPIC blanket and pillow fort and make it my cozy hideout
  • Create new morning & nighttime routines
SO AESTHETIC!
  • Go on morning walks
  • Take a bike ride down a trail
  • Go on a hay ride
  • Make a Thanksgiving treat
  • Eat kettle corn
Oh my goodness I captured this at the perfect moment! The way her hair flows is just so pretty ; D
  • Go sledding
  • Make a mini snowman
  • Whip out the mini tree, ornaments, lights, and holiday decor
  • Family/friends game night
  • Take a warm bath
Oh my goodness isn’t this girl just pure beautiful?? โค
  • Create a Christmas wishlist
  • Watch Christmas movies
  • Wear my adorable beanie
  • Take a drive around to see Christmas lights
  • Go to a Christmas event
Soooo cuuuuute!
  • Make Christmas cookies
  • Create my awesome annual Christmas playlist
  • Make a Christmas countdown (gosh everything is holiday related)
  • Sit by the window and watch snow fall
  • DIY a snow globe from a jar/bottle
Ahhhh I love this one! I didn’t even know Allie took it and I love it haha!
  • Light some lovely candles
  • Fill an Operation Christmas Child shoe box
  • Make a wreath (and soooooo many other crafty things)
  • Have an seriously EPIC snowball fight (more like snowball WAR)
  • Make sure my friend Aiden, and my sister Eliyah have amazing birthdays
  • Have tons of fun with bullet journaling
Again, we just love our shoe pics.

And there ya have it! That is my complete Autumn & Winter Bucket List, along with our quite adorable photoshoot. xD

But wait, don’t go yet! I still have some supa cute Autumn Aesthetics to share with you guys! Dudes, Pinterest is like my second home, and just a disclaimer that is where all of these photos came from! Alrighty, enjoy haha!

*sighs heavily* Those are my favorite Autumn aesthetics, it just gives me such a happy vibe looking at it! Welp, thanks a bunch as always for checking out the latest here on Sunshine & Rain! I’d love it if you dropped me a comment and let me know how you enjoyed this post, because you guys have no idea how much I love talking with you!

I will see you super soon guys, I can’t wait to see you again! Let me know down below, do you prefer sweaters, or hoodies? Do you love leggings, or sweatpants more? What are 5 (or more) things that you are super excited for this season? Have an amazing day lovely, happy Autumn! ; D โค

Igniting Inspiration: Quotes of the Week to Ignite the Fire in Your Heart + Guest Post ft. Olivia Grace!

Good morning to you love. โค๏ธ How has your day been? I really hope that todayโ€™s Igniting Inspiration post brings lots of smiles and sunshine your way! ๐Ÿ˜Š Today, we have another special guest with us thatโ€™s going to be sharing some amazing encouragement and laughs with us! Today, my dear friend Olivia Grace has kindly agreed to join me in Week #6 of Igniting Inspiration!

Livy has grown up with me as such an amazing friend of mine and I am so happy to have her with me today! She also has a YouTube channel which I love SO MUCH and you should totally check it out right here at Olivia Grace! Go Subscribe to her channel, and show her lots of love! Iโ€™m super excited so imma let her do the talking haha. Take it away Livy! ๐Ÿ˜

Hello!! My name is Olivia. And I Have a YouTube channel named Olivia Grace, and Iโ€™m a small YouTuber. So hereโ€™s a little bit about me! ๐Ÿ˜Š I started my YouTube channel about almost 2 years ago. Iโ€™ve always loved inspiring and helping others. My goal is to encourage others and be the light for Jesus. Me and Hailey have been friends for Years! Her grandparents lived next door to me when we were little and we would always talk through the gate Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ Itโ€™s such a blessing to be able to grow up with your best friend. Thank you to Hailey for allowing me to be on her blog. I hope you all like my content!โค๏ธ

Wow isnโ€™t she just the sweetest ever?! Alrighty, here are the absolutely beautiful quotes provided by Olivia! We both really hope that these bring some light into your life to kick off the new, fresh week ahead!

And also remember to stay till the end for some extra laughs, that have also been kindly provided by Livy. ๐Ÿ˜

Beautiful arenโ€™t they? โค๏ธ I loved each and every one of these so much, and thanks again so much to Olivia for sharing them with us! Livy truly has such a beautiful and pure heart. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Okay. Are you ready for some laughs? Okay listen guys, I DIED when she sent me these so I canโ€™t wait to see your reaction to these absolutely hilarious MEMES! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Like every week, you should know the drill! I challenge you to go through all of these MEMES and try your hardest not to laugh! If you accomplish that, then comment down below #DidntLaugh! And If youโ€™re like me, and laugh at anything then comment down below #TotallyLostAtThisChallenge ๐Ÿ˜‚

Donโ€™t worry. *sympathy pats on the back* Iโ€™m right there with ya bud. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Okay, ready. Set. Go!!

Haha did you make it?? Did you survive the challenge? Totally let me know! Cuz I can tell you I completely did the opposite of survive the challenge. *face palm*

Well guys, unfortunately that is all the content for todayโ€™s post! I really enjoyed having Livy over here on Sunshine & Rain so much and I know that you enjoyed it just as much! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Once again before you go, be sure to go show her some love over on her lovely channel, because it would definitely make her day. โค๏ธThank you so much for checking out the latest post, and I canโ€™t wait to talk to you guys! Have an amazing day, and donโ€™t forget to smile loves!

Totally dying over the cuteness of this new sign out! Special thanks to Livy for helping me to design it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Previous Posts:

Igniting Inspiration Week #5

Summer 2020 Bedroom Tour

Aesthetic Letter Photography

Igniting Inspiration Week #4

Igniting Inspiration: Quotes of the Week to Ignite the Fire in Your Heart + Extra Laughs

Good morning Beautiful. โค I hope that your day is filled with sunshine. ; ) Today is Week #5 of Igniting Inspiration and I am so very excited to share with you the all new quotes, and must I say absolutely hilarious, MEME’s in today’s post haha!

So I really hope that these encouraging quotes bring some smiles and light to your new week ahead, and once again be sure to stay til the end for the extra laughs! xD

Okey dokey! Here we go!

*Images displayed are not my own unless said otherwise*

Beautiful quotes aren’t they? Which were your favorites? Which spoke to you the most? I really hope that these brought you some encouragement because I know they sure brought me some! Reminder that if you ever need prayer for anything at all, let me know because i’m always here for you guys. โค

Okay. Are you ready to pee yourself from laughter? (Well maybe not pee yourself because ya know I totally have never done that before hehe…..) Alrighty! Same as always, I challenge you to go through these MEME’s and try your hardest not to laugh! If you accomplish that, then comment down below #Didn’tLaugh! Andddd if you’re more like me and it’s impossible for you to hold in a single laugh, then comment down below #TotallyFailedAtThisChallenge! No shame in that though gurlfriend, i’m standing right there with ya. ๐Ÿ˜‚

*also, credits to my dear lovely friends Allie and Aiden whom I can always count on when i’m in a rush to find MEME’s* ๐Ÿ˜

OK. Ready. Set. GO!!

THIS. THIS is why I want a corgi. Should I totally make an entire post just based of of my love for and DREAM of owning a corgi?!

K. GUYS. I am DYING. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Did you accomplish the challenge? Or did you crack up for 10 mins over each one like I did? I really hope these did give you a good laugh though, I love MEME’s so much haha!

Welp, I guess this is where we part my fellow Chicken Nuggets. Lemme’ know how you enjoyed this post because I love hearing from you guys! I had alot of fun putting this together for you guys and I cannot wait for the next time we meet! Have an amazing day, and remember to keep smiling. Ya’know why? Because Jesus loves all of you. Because there is good and joy to be found in every situation. God uses everything for the greater good, and he has a plan and a purpose all ready for you to willingly step into. You just gotta trust him. Lots’o love,

Summer 2020 Room Tour:

Hey girly! Whatโ€™s up with you today? I am super duper excited for todayโ€™s post because this is my first Room Tour on Sunshine & Rain! I canโ€™t wait to show you guys my lovely bedroom haha!

I actually am pretty happy with the style of my bedroom right now, I really love the look and feel of it! To me, my bedroom feels so cozy and cute and it still at the same time feels like home. Iโ€™m sorta going for a bohemian, hippie, beach-palm-springs type style for it! What theme is your bedroom? Iโ€™d love to hear about it!

Alright, before I burst from excitement, Iโ€™m gonna start the tour ๐Ÿ˜

Right when you walk into my bedroom, to the left of the door is my mirror and closet! I like writing encouragement and quotes to myself on the mirror, itโ€™s really uplifting at some times โค๏ธ

When you look straight ahead from my door, is my desk and creative-work-artsy-fartsy-area! Aka, my desk and shelves. (Again with the terrible but also amazing naming of things from Hailey.)

Hanging above my desk I have my calendar, some mini shelves with decor, my list of positive affirmations that I like to read over, and my slowly but surely growing wall of polaroids! I keep most of my art supplies inside my desk drawers, and a lot of my pen pal stuff too!

Haha my shelves have almost too many things to name off, but Iโ€™m sure you can see everything for yourself! My shelves hold a lot of my favorite things, and a lot of things that have no other specific place they belong inside my room….

*lists everything on the shelves anyways*

Funko POP collection, lego creations gifted to me by my brother, black jewelry box, bible, pink journal, mini mirror, nail polish, llama book ends, summer savings jar, candle, books, glasses, pink box that holds all my scrunchies, art supplies, mini vintage cameras, beautiful art work from Allie, notebooks, tripods, favorite mugs, magazines, DS, and Polaroid film.

My shelves hold my every growing collection of Funko Pops up on top! ๐Ÿ˜

Next to my shelves is my lovely window! I love how big my window is and itโ€™s open 99.9% of the time haha! I am working on finding some pretty curtains for my window, instead of the weird blinds that Iโ€™m not so fond of haha!

Over to the right side of my bedroom in the top corner is my dresser, and bean bag chair which I love so much!

Oh well hello there doggo

Also to the right of that, is my bed area! I love the way my bed area looks and I think itโ€™s very me! I love my fairy lights, my throw pillows, my Rip Surf, my macrame wall hanger above my head board, and all of it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

My wall hanger! โค๏ธ

Well, this was kinda short haha but thatโ€™s the over all tour of my bedroom! I really hope you enjoyed this little mini tour, and I canโ€™t wait to do more soon because Jesus knows how much I switch up my bedroom ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks for checking out my latest post! And Iโ€™ll see ya very soon, later dudes! ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ

Hairstyles I Am Determined To Learn: My Fave hairstyles + Cute hair inspo โ™ฅ

Hiya hiya! It’s yo girl here! What’s up with you today? Today I am here with Hairstyles that I am determined to learn/my favorite hairstyles/hairstyle inspo for y’all! (Wow that’s alot) I have wanted to do some sort of hair inspired post for awhile now and FINALLY got around to it. There aren’t any tutorials in this post, it’s just a big ole’ compilation of hairstyles that I must say I freakin’ LOVE!

*All Photo credits to Pinterest*

Welp, let’sa go! *attempts mario impersonation again*

Isn’t this one adorable? I love how free and boho it looks! I’d definitely love to learn this one sometime. This one uses a pull through braid! (I am currently experimenting with pull through braid styles as well!)

This one is just gorgeous! I don’t know what it is, but it is just so beautiful to me! This one is called “Pull through braid pigtails”.

This hairstyle uses a hair scarf, and I love it so much! Just a little half bun loop pulled around the back and tied together! Definitely gonna try this one!

Aghhhhh this is another very boho chic hairstyle! I love it alot, and ya’know what? I think this may be my future wedding hairstyle โค

The classic ponytail! I love the messy look of this one and on lazy days, this is usually my go-to โœŒ

Space buns! This hairstyle is super cute and actually pretty easy! I do this one all the time and never get tired of being called “Gummy bear” by my friends ๐Ÿ˜โค

Add this to the list of my possible future wedding hairstyles! This is just a big, full, voluminous pull through braid and I love it so much! I’d totally do this with wild flowers tucked in the braid ๐Ÿ˜Š

Another boho style! Ahhh, something so wild and pretty about this one!

That’s all for today’s post guys! Thanks a bunch for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed getting a peak at my favorite hairstyles! Definitely let me know if you’d like to see a tutorial on any of these because i’d love to do one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a day as amazing as you my dear Chicken Nuggets! Until next time,

My Ultimate Dream House Inspo:

Hiya hiya friend! (literally my new intro for like, everything now) I have no clue what to write for an intro today, hehe there isn’t a whole lot to explain except today I am compiling a whooooooooooole bunch of inspiration photos of what I envision my dream house will look like! These are in no specific order these are just things that really stood out to me that I love so very much! I’ve seen lot’s of people and fellow blogging friends do their own “Dream House Tours” and I loved the idea of it! This isn’t exactly my dream house “tour” more of like my own aesthetics style and a tooooon of inspo for what I want my future dream house to look like! ; D

*pauses to blank stare out the window for no apparent reason*

Alright, just a discalaimer, none of these photos I am using in this post are my own photos. *All photo credits go to pinterest!*

I have never really had one single aesthetic that I love. Which I actually love that I have more than one! I find myself really being drawn to modern bohemian style rooms, mixed with a little vintage and retro stuff, majestic-hippie, and beachy-palm-springs-minimalist- styles! But to be honest, I am no minimalist whatsoever. I love the idea of having a bunch of things on display (like you’d find in most boho houses) so that’s what you’ll see in most of these photos! I just really fell like my style of aesthetics is very unique, wild, and free! What is your type of aesthetic(s)? Alrighty, Enjoy! xD

Bedroom Inspo:

Oohh, love this one. I reaaaally wanna get some shelves above my bed to display lots of stuff on!
I really like this orangey-boho-vintage aesthetic! This is almost an exact replica of what my dream room would look like!
All I can say about this one is, I LOVE it.
Toooootally getting some very magestic hippie vibes here, this would totally be alot like my dream bedroom.
Ahhh, this one is just so cozy, and simple, yet free felling and very pretty!
This is by far one of my favorite bedroom styles in this post!
This looks very magestic\hippie style to me, and it’s adorable!
Like I said, I love having little things out on display like this, I love it!
Aghhh so cuuuute! It seems like a very cozy bedroom!
Does anybody else seriously want a record player as much as I do?!
I don’t know why but I am extremely drawn to this, it’s just so pretty! I really want to make myself a photo collage wall someday!
I looooooove this moon mirror! It’s so cute with the polaroids!
This one gives me a very happy and bright feeling! Super calm, neutral, and cute!
Similar to the first bedroom photo, slightly different decorations. I absolutely adore the records hanging up! And the shelves would be perfect for funko pops! (Which she actually has displayed too) ๐Ÿ˜œ

Kitchen & Dining Room Inspo:

Aghhhh I love how many plants there are! It’s such a good and happy feeling to me!

Living Room Inspo:

This one is just amazing! I love this whole aesthetic!
Supa supa cute!

Bathroom Inspo:

Yes! Plants everywhere pleeeeez! Sadly the only photo I found that quite matched my aesthetic!

Front & Back Porch Inspo:

This one is my fave out of the 3!

Welp, that’s it for today’s post my Chicken Nuggets! I hope you enjoyed seeing and reading through my dream house inspo! This was legit SO FUN to make, I totally want to do this something like this again! Let me know if you’ve made a dream house post because I’d love to check it out! I cannot wait to see you guys again, until next time my friends!

My Summer Bucket List 2020: *dreams of sunshine*

Hey gurl! *takes a moment to jam out to playlist blasting* I hope you’re doing well! Today i’m here with my Summer Bucket list for 2020! Of course some of these things will probably have to wait a little while longer until everything that’s happening at the moment has died down, but this is a biggggg ole’ list of things that i’d really love to do to make sure that this Summer is pure amazing! This was literally SO fun to create, and so is every other bucket list I have made before. Hope you enjoy, and gain some inspiration for your own bucket list as well! (small disclaimer: the first, fourth, and fifth photos displayed above are not mine. photo credits to pinterest! ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • Soak in the Sunshine\Spend lots of time outdoors
  • Go to the beach
  • Save up my Summer allowance
  • Climb trees
  • Add on to my rock and crystal collection
  • Get a natural, healthy tan
  • Play on a big playground (NOBODY is too old for playgrounds)
  • Learn some cute hairstyles
  • Have a sleepover w\ my best gurlfriends
  • Plant a garden
  • Go thrifting
  • Take lots of aesthetic pictures
  • Start a new workout program
  • Make some cute anklets
  • Keep a steady, healthy eating lifestyle
  • Learn jump-rope tricks
  • Make homemade lemonade
  • Work more on songwriting, ukulele, and piano
  • Connect with and get another Pen-pal
  • Hang out with friends
  • Teach Tank (my dog) some new tricks
  • Play with chalk
  • Blast lots of music
  • Try Body painting
  • Eat lots of fruit
  • Make my own natural perfume
  • Name, and take care of my own chickennn *smiles big*
  • Go to a bonfire
  • Go swimming & Get a new cute bathing suit (Hey that rhymes)
  • Stargaze outside
  • Watch a pretty Sunrise, and Sunset
  • Rock my awesome Summer wardrobe
  • Have an epic game of hide-n-seek
  • Take fun photoshoots
  • Play on swings
  • Eat ice cream
  • Make flower crowns
  • Lay out a blanket and relax with book under a tree
  • Go to a fair or carnival
  • Celebrate July 4th and see Fireworks
  • Track my Summer workout progress
  • Take a picture of every day for the whole Summer
  • Go hiking
  • Have a BBQ
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Try a charcoal face mask and record it
  • Turn some old jeans into shorts
  • Go skateboarding
  • Take a nice road trip
  • Catch Fireflies in a jar
  • Hold and make friends with a caterpillar
  • Ride a Ferris wheel
  • Go to a concert
  • Take an entire self care day
  • Make a sandcastle
  • Ride a water slide
  • Press wildflowers
  • Watch the clouds\and find cloud shapes
  • Do the limbo
  • Roll down the car windows and blast car karaoke
  • Go roller-blading
  • Make a fort
  • Feed a squirrel
  • Get a picture of a hummingbird
  • Scrape my knee (It’s not Summer without a knee scrape)
  • Find a garden of cacti and take pictures
  • Go strawberry picking
  • Drink a fruit smoothie
  • Pet a goat and cow
  • Resist killing bugs (aka SPIDERS) #savelives ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • See a rainbow
  • Find a four leaf clover
  • Play corn-hole
  • Ride a roller coaster
  • See a movie in theaters
  • Pet a corgi *heart melts*
  • Learn to french\dutch\boxer braid (sorta the same thing right?)
  • Eat a s’more
  • Make sure my friend Allie’s birthday is the BEST! (Allie you don’t even know what’s comin’ *smirks*)
  • Pull an all-nighter
  • Make popcorn and have a movie night
  • Drink more water
  • Get some real plants for my bedroom
  • Have a girls day with my Aunt for my birthday (We do this every year ๐Ÿ˜œ)
  • Eat salad
  • Paint something\ use watercolor paints
  • Learn different types of handwriting or fonts
  • Stay at a hotel
  • Play basketball
  • Go rock climbing
  • Learn to whistle (yeahhh… I really want to learn to whistle haha)
  • Put pants on my chicken *cracks up just thinking about it*
  • See palm trees
  • Get my ears re-pierced (Trying to decide whether i’m brave enough to let my Mom do it or not Lol!)
  • Finish The Hunger games book series, and read Suzanne Collins new Hunger games book!

Aggghhh! Just reading through this gets me so freaking pumped for Summer haha! What are you most excited about this Summer? Have you made a bucket list? Let me know because i’d love to hear about it! Thanks for checking out my Summer bucket list, and i’ll see you again very soon my friends! Have a nice day, much love!

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Pen-Paling: Everything you need to know to get started!

Photo Credit: Allie

Hiya-Hiya folks! *scoops up another bite of olives* I am super excited today for this post because it is the first pen-pal related post here on Sunshine & Rain so yaayy! *smiles big* I am going to be sharing this “Ultimate Beginners Guide to Pen-Paling” with you guys because I love pen-paling so much! And also because I know when I first started pen-paling I was hearing so many different things about it like you HAD to have this specific supplies to do it, or you HAVE to follow these rules only, and yada yada yada. The list wen’t on forever and it all got so confusing! So I am here with this easy and simple guide to pen-paling! There is a lot to learn about the beautiful art of pen-paling\letter writing, so sit back, grab a snack, and take note! I hope this simple guide helps you to understand pen-paling more, inspires you, and shows you that you don’t have to have all this expensive stuff to do it. So Lets’ah-go! *tries Mario impersonation* Btw, sorry for the weird blotchy spots on the envelopes in some of the photos)

What is a pen-pal\what is pen-paling?

In my words, a pen-pal is someone who you regularly write to and communicate with through letter writing! You write them a letter, then they write you back. (Probably not the complete definition but that’s basically the sum of it) A pen-pal can either be a family member who lives further away, a close friend, or you can meet, and get to know someone new through pen-paling with someone through different social media platforms! Of course before you start writing to somebody you don’t already know or start giving out personal info such as names, ages, phone numbers, and especially addresses, please definitely consult and talk to your parents about it because giving out things like that is really unsafe! Never talk to somebody you don’t know without your parents knowing, or without their permission. Having your parents involved in finding a great pen-pal for you will make it a lot safer and easier! You can even find a pen-pal through blogging, and that is actually how I found one of my fellow pen-pals Elizabeth! (Hey, Lizzy! ๐Ÿ˜œ)

Anyway, having a pen-pal is a super fun way to get to know somebody, and to communicate! You can be so creative with it, and it is just so much fun and exciting to open up your mailbox and find a fun letter with your name on it! It is like receiving a little gift, and it’s different and so special every time! Your pen-pal doesn’t have to live far away for you to be able to write to them either. I have a close friend that I am pen-pals with that actually lives about 20 mins away (which is my best gurlfriend, Allie who probably reading this so Hi Allieeeee my chiccy nuggieee! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚) and we still consistently write! It is just so much fun for us to be creative and goofy through letters with eachother, and it is so precious to be able to keep a hand written letter and to look back on it later on.

The one thing to keep in mind though, is that the whole point of letter writing is to communicate, get to know, and become closer with someone! It is so much more special to hold on to a piece of conversation from a friend than just text messaging these days. Which sadly, the whole point of pen-paling and even letter writing itself has been forgotten by many. I love pen-paling, and talking with friends through letters so much more! ; ) Now onto the essential supplies:

Here are the 3 letter writing essentials:

1. Any type of paper

Of course you are going to need some sort of paper to write your letter! It doesn’t have to be any specific type at all. I have used blank white printer paper, lined paper, grid paper\dot paper, paper from a cute notebook, etc. You can even go online and find some really cute letter printouts, but I prefer to use my own paper and decorate it myself to add my own touches!

2. Pens, pencils, or markers

Pens, pencils, and markers are definitely a necessity for letter writing as well! You don’t need to have all this fancy and expensive art supplies to create an amazing letter! Of course it is totally great to have some nice good quality markers or pens to work with, I enjoy using a normal number two pencil, colored pencils, gel pens, and crayola markers. As weird as it sounds, you really can make a great letter with just those. ๐Ÿ˜‰

3. Envelopes and stamps

And the last thing you will need is an envelope to put your letter in, and a stamp to be able to send it! Again you don’t need to buy a big fancy decorated envelope to make it look nice. You can totally just use a normal envelope from your own home and deco it yourself! I personally make my own envelopes just from scrap paper, or paper from a sketchbook which gives me a bigger envelope to put my letter in and more creative space to work with so bam! It works great! (Just be aware, if you are sending a bigger letter over a certain size you will probably need more than one stamp to send it. Or if you aren’t sure how much you will need to send it, you can totally take it to the post office and they’ll tell you immediately how much you need and pay right then and there.)

Photo Credit: Allie (Her ATC’s are always sooooo cute!)
Photo Credit: Elizabeth (This letter was one of my faves! I just got it yesterday so i’m currently working on getting back to you, Lizzy ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Pen-Pal letter ideas\Fun extras!

Here is a list of a bunch of super fun things\extra little gifts and trinkets to send along with your letter!

  • Mini Questionnaire sheet or start a “Questions & Answers” swap with every letter
  • Pretty string or ribbon samples
  • Polaroid prints\photos
  • Washi Tape samples
  • ATC’S (Artist Trading cards)
  • Self Care routine sheet
  • Playlist\favorite songs
  • Pretty colored paint chips
  • Scrapbook paper
  • A ‘How to’ recipe, or craft tutorial
  • Stickers
  • Magazine clippings
  • Bracelet, or small necklace
  • Bookmark
  • Tea packet
  • Pressed leaves, or flowers
  • A short written story
  • Workout routine
  • Sticky notes\memo pads
  • Your dream seasonal wardrobe list
  • Post cards
  • A map of you own dream make believe land
  • A list of blog post ideas
  • Blank paper, or notebook
  • A snippet of your life-long bucket list
  • Choose a specific topic to write about either along with, or separate from the letter and write your thoughts on it! (Topic’s like Self care, Your thoughts on____, Struggles, etc.)
  • Flower Seed packets
  • Mini monthly Calendar
  • An “Either Or” \ “This or That” questions sheet! Questions like Ocean or Mountains, Bath or Shower, Sun or Rain.
  • A “Bag of wishes”, aka a bag with glitter or confetti!
  • A list of monthly dares or challenges for your pen-pal to try and complete! They can check off which ones they completed, and send the list back!
  • Story writing switch: Take turns back and forth writing your very own story! Each person takes a turn adding a small part to the story until it’s all finished! Voila! You could also very much do this with a coloring page, or your own drawing!
  • Scraps of fabric
  • Scrunchies or cute hair-ties

I really enjoy making my Pen-pals smile by sending them a few extras like these in the letter! Of course, remember that the letter isn’t all about the extras, it’s about the letter itself. It’s about getting to know a new friend or talking with an old one, but it also makes you very happy to open up the envelope and see all the beautifully made gifts and trinkets sent too. I love sharing these things with my friends, and I hope to eventually gain a few more wonderful Pen-pals to write to soon! So special thanks to my beautiful pen-pals out there, I love you guys so much and you make my days very happy.

Tips for writing the Pen-Pal letter:

When writing to a Pen-pal, be sure to ask them questions and not just talk about yourself or things happening with just you, Ya’know? Ask them how they’re doing of course, but for example let’s say your even talking about something as simple as you jumping on a trampoline. Then ask them if they like trampolines or if they’ve been on one! Talking about making cupcakes, ask them if they have a favorite kind of cupcakes? Have they ever baked before? Just be sure to ask questions because that will keep the conversation going and keep it interesting! And another thing is, try to write as much as possible! Of course I’m not saying to write an entire books worth in your letter but try to do atleast a few paragraphs. It’s not all that enjoyable to read a letter that has about 2 sentences, rather than reading one that’s a couple pages because I really love hearing as much as possible from my pen-pals! My letters normally vary between 2-5 pages which may seem like alot but if you’re putting your heart into writing and talking to your pen-pal, the words will just start flowing out and it shouldn’t be a struggle to find something to write about at all! Just think of it as a normal conversation face to face, write what you’d actually say and feel free to be goofy, and have fun with it!

Also when writing, you can even just write about what your day has been like the day that your writing it. You can tell them what the weathers like, something you did, and that stuff! I personally really love writing about my day and then hearing back about my pen-pals day in their letter. Just simply telling them what’s going on and it’s a really enjoyable letter!

Here are some extra Pen-pal letter photos!

Photo Credit: Allie (Aren’t her little origami stars just the cutest?! *heart eyes*)
Photo Credit: Allie (Adorableeeee!)
Photo Credit: Allie
Photo Credit: Elizabeth (This was so cute! Isn’t is just so aesthetic?)

Alrighty, well I hope that this helped anyone out there just beginning with pen-paling and inspired some other Pen-palers out there as well! Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this in the future because I would definitely love to make some more!

How many Pen-pals do you have? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you guys! If you don’t already have a Pen-pal I think during quarantine would be a great time to start Pen-paling if you’ve gotten bored enough haha! Again, you can even just do it with a close friend that lives a few minutes away and write to them. Much love my chicken nuggets, until next time! ๐Ÿ˜‰

limited edition you ๐ŸŒป

You are 1 in a million: Actually, 7.53 billion in fact. You are the only you. An Original. You are Limited Edition.

Hola dear beautiful flowers! *exhales* Today is going to be a more serious thing to cover. As you seen in the title, we are going to be going over the topic of the ‘limited edition you.’ The topic of who we are; or more specifically who you are, what makes you yourself, and what makes you uniquely you. Also how to see yourself as who you are. To see yourself (and others) beautifully and not who you want to be, or what you wish you could change. I know I deal and get anxious about this alot, and I know that I’m not the only one. So this is kinda random outta-the-blue thing to pop out of nowhere but I know there is somebody that might need it. So i’m gonna make like a bunny and hop right in hehe.

You are yourself. I know, as plain as that sounds it’s true! You are the only you in the entire universe, and you could never be exactly the same as anybody else. Yet for some reason, we try so hard to be like other people. We try to please other people by making ourselves “better”, but if you look closely it’s nowhere near better. No matter who we are or what we look like we always seem to be insecure about something or even lots of things about ourselves. I know this is a really hard thing to overcome, insecurity digs deep and we end up hurting ourselves deep inside because of it. I know I’ve definitely talked down to myself through my insecurities in the past, with just too many things I’ve told myself to keep track of. Things like “My laugh is so annoying” “My hair looks stupid like this” “This outfit is just totally wrong”. I was, and still often am always so worried about what other people think about me or how they see me and to be honest, I’m sick of it all. Paying attention to other peoples opinions about me in the past completely stopped me from being myself and loving the things I do. For example; I’d get an outfit that I absolutely loved and thought suited me. But if I got rubbed wrong about it or got one not-so-nice comment on it I’d hide it in the back of my closet and basically decide to never wear it again. I have slowly worked on training myself not to care about what some people might think, because if I love it then I am going to continue doing and they can’t stop me.

Sometimes we base ourselves off of our reflection in the mirror, or off what other people say we are. Someone isn’t fond of something we are doing and suddenly we are pointless. One person doesn’t like our sense of style and then we immediately tell ourselves we have terrible taste. We see one little part of our appearance we wish we could change and suddenly we are considered ugly. One thing I struggle with a lot, is I am actually a pretty short girl, 4โ€™11 to be exact and I am bothered by this almost daily sometimes. I mean at this point Iโ€™m pretty used to all my friends being a good amount taller than me, but then sometimes it can lead to more insecurities. Being short and pretty tiny isnโ€™t always fun, but hey there are advantages to it! For example I can fit in suuuuper small spaces in hide-n-seek. *smirks* I am sometimes teased about being so small, and my friends will make some pretty great jokes about it but it doesnโ€™t bother me. Itโ€™s really funny actually if you stop worrying about it! I have chosen to accept who I am, or more specifically my height, and love who I am.

So let me tell you gurl, you are beautiful! We are all beautiful and that’s the truth. If you have a friend or someone else making you feel otherwise, then maybe it’s a good idea to find someone else to be around. That person is not worth it. It is totally okay for people to have their own opinions, but sometimes they should be kept to themselves, and peoples opinions shouldn’t affect and decide what we do with our lives. Each and every part of you is beautiful, and different from everybody else. And it was specifically chosen by God. You were chosen. From the sound of your laugh, to the color of your eyes, to your unique sense of style, to your fingerprint and every other part of you, your flaws and all! It was chosen by God. You were chosen. You were chosen for a specific purpose to fulfill on this earth that only you have. Isn’t that amazing to think about? You were chosen. You are not the reflection in the mirror, you are not your past mistakes, you are not your fears, you are not your insecurities, you are not the sizes of clothing you wear, and you are not what other people think about you. You wanna know who you are? You are beautiful all around! You are that spark of joy and creativity on the inside. You are your favorite color you put almost everywhere. (That’d be yellow for me haha! Whats your favorite color?) You are your special talents. You are the sound of your laugh, and your unique smile. You are your closest and best friends who share inside jokes with you. You are your favorite memories. You are your kind deeds and goodness to others. You are your future dreams. You are the way your hair is sometimes lazily thrown up into a bun. You are the places you love traveling to. You are the way you walk with confidence and your head held high. You are the jam out\dance sessions you have when you’re alone in your bedroom to your favorite songs! (Well, don’t know who all else does that, but I do hehe.) You are also royalty to the most high King of all, a precious and very much loved daughter. These are all the unique things that make up the unique you. I want this to help you see just how much of a prized possession, how loved, how amazing, and how beautiful you are. You are 1 in 7.53 billion. You are the only you. An Original. Limited edition.

You are a limited edition chicken nugget. xD