::Motivation Monday - Serve, Contribute, Donate, Repeat:: 

One of the most valuable things you can give someone, or an organization is your time. I’d like to challenge you to donate your talents and time to make someone else’s life better. In the process, your life becomes more fulfilling thus making it a win-win for all. 

What are you doing to contribute to your community? What selfless/free act do you participate in regularly to the benefit of others? What talents do you have that could be an asset to help others?

We all have the ability to help. Let’s take time away from the TV, or other idle activities that don’t serve others to help others. If you look, you will find the time.

Living Simplistically

::Motivation Monday - Serve, Contribute, Donate, Repeat::

One of the most valuable things you can give someone, or an organization is your time. I’d like to challenge you to donate your talents and time to make someone else’s life better. In the process, your life becomes more fulfilling thus making it a win-win for all.

What are you doing to contribute to your community? What selfless/free act do you participate in regularly to the benefit of others? What talents do you have that could be an asset to help others?

We all have the ability to help. Let’s take time away from the TV, or other idle activities that don’t serve others to help others. If you look, you will find the time.

Living Simplistically

::Pushing Through Despite…::

I decided this morning to sleep in for a bit since my running buddy is out of town. I woke up to rain! I ran 10 miles in the rain a few weeks back but I was not up for it today. I wanted to turn around, but it was pretty light, so I hoped it would stop. 

Two races were taking place along the lake front so I couldn’t get off at my normal exit and I had to drive all the way downtown just to turn around. Again, I wanted to turn around. 

I made a U-turn (it seemed safe) at a specific junction, but then I got pulled over by a police officer. Did I mention the cab behind me also made a U-turn, but I got pulled over? Fuming, confused and irritated I really wanted to head home. The officer decided to let me off but not allow me to leave without giving me a scare. He sat in his car with my license for a good10 minutes. He eventually came out to say he was giving me a warning. God Bless his heart :-)

By this time, the rain stopped, the sun was shining so I decided to move forward with my plans. Despite the circumstances of the morning, I managed a cool and breezy 6 miles. One of my best runs, actually! 

Despite the situations that may cause you to give up, keep pressing! You never know what’s waiting on the other side. :-) 

Living Simplistically

::Pushing Through Despite…::

I decided this morning to sleep in for a bit since my running buddy is out of town. I woke up to rain! I ran 10 miles in the rain a few weeks back but I was not up for it today. I wanted to turn around, but it was pretty light, so I hoped it would stop.

Two races were taking place along the lake front so I couldn’t get off at my normal exit and I had to drive all the way downtown just to turn around. Again, I wanted to turn around.

I made a U-turn (it seemed safe) at a specific junction, but then I got pulled over by a police officer. Did I mention the cab behind me also made a U-turn, but I got pulled over? Fuming, confused and irritated I really wanted to head home. The officer decided to let me off but not allow me to leave without giving me a scare. He sat in his car with my license for a good10 minutes. He eventually came out to say he was giving me a warning. God Bless his heart :-)

By this time, the rain stopped, the sun was shining so I decided to move forward with my plans. Despite the circumstances of the morning, I managed a cool and breezy 6 miles. One of my best runs, actually!

Despite the situations that may cause you to give up, keep pressing! You never know what’s waiting on the other side. :-)

Living Simplistically

::Fashion Friday - White Blazer and Complex Woman Tee::

I secretly love my Fridays (well it is no longer a secret) because I get to share my love for fashion. Yes, my love for fashion and style is still ever growing.

Today’s post is focused on this white blazer. I had to purchase a white suit so I figured I could break the suit up into more wearable items. Otherwise, I don’t know when I’ll ever wear that suit again!

Who knew white blazers were so amazing? They are definitely a must have for any closet.
Blazer - Ann Taylor
Complex Woman Tee - All The Many Layers
Coated jeans - H&M
Shoes - Zara
Chain - Etsy.com

What frocks are you folks frolicking in this fashion focused Friday? You like that? LOL! I’d love to hear from you! #fashionfriday #ootd

Living Simplistically

Have you ever wanted to have an evening to go on forever with a friend? While in Charlotte, my BFF of over 10 years and I were walking through this quarter-like area late night chatting away, grabbed some sushi and just laughed! The music was blasting but when a good beat hit, we both had to bust out our shoulder shrugs.

I was SO tired on this night, but I didn’t want the evening to end. :-)  No matter how much time passes between the two of us, we can ALWAYS pick it up right where things ended.

This is the type of friendship that rarely exists these days.

Good times! Treasure the good people in your life.

Living Simplistically

Have you ever wanted to have an evening to go on forever with a friend? While in Charlotte, my BFF of over 10 years and I were walking through this quarter-like area late night chatting away, grabbed some sushi and just laughed! The music was blasting but when a good beat hit, we both had to bust out our shoulder shrugs.

I was SO tired on this night, but I didn’t want the evening to end. :-) No matter how much time passes between the two of us, we can ALWAYS pick it up right where things ended.

This is the type of friendship that rarely exists these days.

Good times! Treasure the good people in your life.

Living Simplistically

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