“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace”
First of all, Happy Humpday! I don’t know why I thought it was Friday already… Well, two more days for the weekend and Hello Holiday Season!!
I wanted to share this quote with you, because I’ve been a victim of worrying a lot these days and I’m guessing you have too. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me not to worry about everything, but I heard a story at Church (City Church Chicago if you’d like to join!) the other day about a guy who decided he was going to worry only on Wednesdays.
So, this guy decided to worry only once a week. He wrote his problems and everything that was taking peace away from him on Wednesdays and put the paper inside a box. He started to open that box every single Wednesday only to realize that 95% of his (so called) problems were solved by themselves in a week or less.
If you think about it, this happens to all of us. We worry about so many little things everyday and in the end we are going to be just fine. I’m doing this from now on. I think I’ll start worrying only on Mondays, which by nature is the heaviest and slowest day of the week, so this might be a good way to cheer up (hopefully) when I realize most of my worries were absolutely unnecessary. I encourage you to do the same.
In the middle of my worrying during this past weekend, while I was on my couch watching Netflix (no chill!) and after I told my TV many times that indeed I was ‘still watching’ that show, I decided to get my ass off the couch to walk my Toto (AKA @waysoftoto). I had a very pleasant surprise outside my door. I had a package from “The Adventure Project” with a beautiful T-Shirt they designed for me because I worked with them on a Labor Day Campaign. Well, this package also had a story about some of the people we helped. I say ‘we’ because WE definitely did this together! I really appreciate your support and donations during that campaign.
Anyway, the story was about this woman in Africa whose HIV positive and despite her condition, she helps her community by giving medical attention to over 300 kids in her village. Her words: “It’s no secret I’m living positively”. How inspiring is that? I’m talking about people who live in conditions we can’t even imagine, without any of the commodities that we take for granted. I mean, it really put things in perspective for me and I realized that my problems are so small compared to what’s going on in the rest of the world and there’s so much to be grateful for.
“Giving is a lifestyle”
That’s another one I heard at Church a couple of weeks ago and it motivated me to start having a ‘giving budget’. If you do too and you’d like to know more about The Adventure Project and how you can improve someone’s life in Africa please check them out here. Their goal is to expand to two new countries and create 3,000 additional jobs in 2016. On top of that, their Board and Founders Circle Members have agreed to commit $50,000 in matching funds for donations made this December. I would love your help to unlock this $50,000 – so we can raise $100K this! (no pressure – but this is their biggest match, ever!).
Again, if you’d like to make a donation just click here.
On another note, because this is a Fashion Blog (Kind of), how cute is this look?
This outfit is 100% me. Simple and classic. The skirt is from this website I recently discovered called Chicwish. They have unique high-quality pieces and they are very very very affordable! The bag is from T and J Designs, they have pretty cool stuff too and the classic white T-shirt is from Uniqlo. Let me tell you, this is the comfiest white T-shirt I own. Outfit details are at the end of this post. Best part? Most of the items are on SALE!
Well guys, I truly hope you enjoy the rest of your week and be well aware of your blessings. Remember to always be grateful and don’t take anything for granted.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Photo credit: My lovely friend Haisa from Red Beyond Food 🙂
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Bag: T and J Designs ($74)