Happy Thursday my loves! Hope you all have been enjoying the first week of 2017. My week has been great so far- tried Soul Cycle for the first time, saw my good friend from college for dinner, and went to hot yoga with a good friend from college as well! Been working at GNC too and trying to make some money to pay off all the money I spent over the Holidays.
Yesterday morning as I was reading my daily reading plan for the book of Philippians from She Reads Truth, it focused a lot on finding those people that strengthen your faith. And it emphasized that we become the most like those we spend our time with. So if we spend our time with negative Nancy’s, chances are we will become negative too. But if we spend our time with those who are positive and always striving to be their best, then we will be positive and always striving to be our best. Ya get the gist?
It made me think about my relationships in my life right now. I am blessed to have some pretty incredible friends who inspire me daily, who make me want to grow as an individual and chase after my dreams. It made me realize that I should be thanking God every single day for those friends I have that inspire me to grow in my faith, to grow as an individual, and to work to spread kindness at all times; no matter what the circumstance is.
My best friend Jillian and I
My best friend Maria and I
Now that I am single and can really put my focus into deepening my relationship with God and Jesus, my friends, my family, all of you who choose to read my blog or follow my Instagram; I want to work on creating stronger relationships in all of those areas. I want to work on appreciating the amazing tribe I have found.
But something that God has continued to show me is that our tribe can always grow. I have seen that in the year of 2016. Some amazing and incredible people were placed into my life. Those that showed me the power of hard-work and the endless love that God has for us; those that inspired me and helped me become more passionate about the things I love.
I am not the most loud and outgoing person, and something that scared me in the past was reaching out to people who I thought I had a lot of common in and asking them to hang out or grab a meal. In 2016, my mindset around that has definitely changed. I was able to meet some amazing people at my college; whether they reached out to me and asked to do yoga with me, or I reached out to them and just simply said how awesome I think they are. Within this past week I have already done this and reached out to people who I feel are very similar to me and share the same values as I do. I had the pleasure of doing a Soul Cycle class and getting Sweetgreen with a friend from Instagram, and doing a hot yoga class with my friend from college who I want to get to know more. I truly believe that if you see something awesome in someone, tell them!! I do this a lot, whether it’s over text or Facebook message- don’t be shy to recognize the good in someone!
After reading that piece from She Reads Truth, it got me reflecting on a lot of things (hence the blog post). All good things though. It got me thinking how I should be more thankful for my tribe. How I am excited to find more people in the world who share similar beliefs and values that I do. How there are SO many other individuals out there who could be so amazing and incredible that I haven’t even met yet. And how in 2017 I want to express more gratitude for my tribe, yet also always be willing to expand it.
“Find your tribe, love them hard.”
Now tell me:
Where have you met some of your closest friends? (I met my best friend in high school and the other one in my college psych class- we are both psych majors!)
I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! Sending alllll the love <3
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