Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Love Your Life

I scrolled by a quote yesterday,  I have read it over and over again... For some reason it really resonated with me and at the same time it really rubbed me the wrong way. The quote is...
"You are not obligated to do everything a healthy person does. You are not obligated to be an inspiration. You are not obligated to hide your illness in order to make other people comfortable. You are allowed to know your limits. You are allowed to have bad days. You are allowed to stay in bed if you can't get up to do anything but go to the bathroom. It is not your fault if other people leave you for your illness. It is not your fault you are sick. You don't have to apologize for something that is out of your control."-Unknown                                            

Everything about this quote is true... I have even had some of these thoughts and for a split second I will think about it, but I wouldn't give them any more thought than that. I am sure I will have some of these thoughts in the future, and maybe even one today. I will not hide my illness but I will always tell you I am fine, this is not to make others comfortable but to make myself comfortable.... Why dwell on bad thoughts or negative energy when I can guarantee you it could always be worse. I know I was given this life because I am strong enough to live it. So yes I AM obligated to TRY and do everything a healthy person does. I WANT to be an inspiration. I do know my limits and I FIGHT to surpass them every day. Everyone has limits everyone should try and learn and grow and become stronger from them. Of course I'm allowed to have bad days and believe me I do. In fact everyone is allowed to have bad days, I promise you tho on your worst day there will always, always be good. 
Having a disability doesn't give you a free pass to be mean, lazy, or rude. In fact it should make you more humble, sincere and more compassionate, it gives you a understanding and a drive to BE and to DO and of course LOVE more. I will never apologize for my CF it's made me who I am and for that I am so very grateful. If someone has a issue with your disability it is clearly just that, their issue. 
So today I will BE me and I will DO my very best. I will LOVE more and I will hold my head up high, smile and fight.... I will continue to be strong and I will sing!!! I will sing so loud, and maybe even do a lil dance and you better believe it will be to a Madonna song!!! Breathe out Love! Xo ❤️

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Trust your story

I'm grateful for my struggles, without them I wouldn't have found my strengths... Trust your story! 
Breathe out Love! Xo❤️ 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

Love To Breathe® has had such an amazing year...I am so excited for what's to come in 2015! 
The goal isn't to live forever, but to create something that will. That is my goal for Love To Breathe®. When I created Love To Breathe back in 2001, I would have never imagined it would have come this far. I'm so happy to announce that my Love to Breathe Tokens are circulating in over 17 countries and ALL 50 states... there are about 2,500 in circulation right now. This movement has been so amazing to watch unfold. I created these tokens in Nov of 2013 so just a lil over a year ago, it's amazing to me to see how far they have spread. None of that would of been possible without you guys!!! Finally, after a lot of paper work and a lengthy process Love To Breathe is a registered Trademark. ® 
I am very passionate about Love To Breathe and its mission to spread Love and CF Awareness. Thank you everyone who has helped make this possible, together we are spreading love in a world that could absolutely use it. I couldn't think of a better way to shed light on Cystic Fibrosis, and raise awareness about this disease that has taken too many, way too soon. I will continue to fight and search for that sought after cure and not just for me, but for all my Cysters and Fibros.
I wasn't kidding...I really do want to change the world and I know I can't do it alone, so thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for ALL your SUPPORT and LOVE!! Together we can change the world!!! Happy New Year!! 2❤️15!!! 
Breathe out Love! Xo ❤️