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Sun or Shade?

Sun or Shade?
A close friend recently gave me a good scare.    It was a typical morning:  I was scrolling through Facebook, sipping my coffee, and listening to the local news.   Her post made me sit up straight.   It started with “I’ve HATED this woman…”    

The image of my kind hearted friend did not match that sentence at all. I continued to read.   It was a long narrative.  I quickly realized I was reading the modern day equivalent of the “chain letter”. 
Remember chain letters?!  Messages that directed you to contact 20 people with the promise of good fortune when you obliged?    I never followed the direction of those chain mails.   Maybe that explains some of the shit that’s happened in my life.   
Anyway… I read on. The post touched on so many of my own insecurities:  not being pretty enough, smart enough, or successful enough.  But of course, in true chain mail fashion, it ended in the positive:  stating affirmations, we should all say to ourselves every morning.  Heck, make that every hour.
I am LOVE.
I am LIFE.
I am ME.
That last sentence is something I profess all the time to EVERYONE:  just be you because you are enough. Reminding ourselves of this is no easy feat. In life, we have people pulling at us all the time. We have wins and loses throughout any given day. It’s what we hold onto that matters. There is strength within all of us.
The post ended with the challenge of reposting with an image of yourself. I did not participate in that, but I did click love on her image. Most importantly, I wrote those affirmations down to remind me of who I am, when I need it most. These are all the things we are in life and in business.