Well, Suncheys! We've made it through another month & have the privilege of seeing the beginning of a new one. Is it me or does time move quickly far too often? They say that April showers bring May flowers...& that seems to be one of the most beautifully relevant statements during today's time. If you ask me, it's been raining since the first day #Covid19 began impacting the world & asked us to shelter in home. The thing about rain, though, is that it stops & we're left with fields of green grass, healthier air, & bulbs that turn to flowers.
The glass will always be Half full.
This month means so much to me this year! I feel that I probably say that about every month, but here are my top 5 reasons to be all smiles!
1. Significant Birthdays
(You never know how many birthdays exist in a month until you go to fill out your planner! This month, I'm celebrating a birthday nearly every day with the exception of a few. One of the most important to me is my Mommom's on May 3rd. If you have a conversation with me on any given day, I am bound to bring her up. She is and will always be the most important person to me in my life. I could talk about her for hours, but this #LoveNotes isn't entirely about her. Don't worry! There's one coming up that will be.)
(I often wonder if my viewers find my constant posts about #MentalHealth to be too much or repetitive. I then realize that the topic is far too important to only talk about once or twice, so I will continue to speak about it when my heart feels compelled to do so. I adore the month of May because it dedicates itself to discussions around #MentalHealth. The more we talk about it, the weaker the stigma becomes & the stronger the dialogue. #MentalHealth becomes less of a taboo & more of a regular topic in discussion. Happy #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, Suncheys! Stay ready for the future #LoveNotes around the topic!)
3. 2020 Graduations
(Now, I know that this was not at all how we anticipated to live during this year, but alas, the universe had her own plans. In all honesty, I always thought it'd be cool to be a member of the 2020 class. It's probably because seeing 20 next to 20 was captivating. While we aren't physically celebrating many graduations this year, I do have to acknowledge that my little brother, whom I regard as the most important man in my life, graduates this month. He is one of the most hardworking, multitalented, determined males I've ever known. He studied Electrical Engineering & will be receiving his diploma on May 16th. Though I won't be with him on the day, it doesn't minimize how proud I am to cal him my brother. He's going to change the world in a way we're not ready for. Just wait on it.)
4. The Birthday of my website
(I'm in awe of how quickly a year passes. When I started my website, it was on a whim. It was something I felt I needed to do because I had so many things I wanted to share with humans in one location. To this day, I am happy I made the decision. I love this website more than I could explain, & I am proud to be the creator of something that will continue to impact many.)
5. The Birthday of #LoveNotes
(I've always been a writer. It's engrained into me. When I was in middle school, my mom suggested that I start a blog. I had no idea what that meant nor did I think my words were worth sharing. As always, when something is on my heart, I lean into it. With the birth of my website came the birth of my shared writing. Many of the things I share with others are personal works that I planned on keeping in the vault. I call them #LoveNotes because I fill them with so much of my heart. I fill them with my soul & entirety so that if I come back to reread, it's like reading again for the first time. I've always dreamed of having someone who wrote me notes to make me feel whole. Then, I became that someone & wanted to also be that someone for someone else. Starting #LoveNotes will always be one of my biggest accomplishments.)
There will always be things to be grateful for & to smile about. In the midst of chaos & uncertainty, I'm challenging you to slow down & smell the sunflowers this month. I pray that your month of May is filled with nothing but love, light, and many blessings!
May your day be ever filled with love, light, and of course, an abundance of chicken tenders💜🌻✨