Journey to the Past

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“…I took a mental picture of the moment. I looked around and thought about my life. I felt grateful. I noticed every detail. That is the key to time travel. You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” #amypoehler #yesplease
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Motivation | How to Launder Your Spirit

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Two years ago, I got a red Coca Cola journal and decided to “Open Happiness” daily. Embrace blessings, celebrate good news, and think positive!

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Tulips in the Spring

tumblr_mll8n1CFB31r6psyco1_500 In addition to Orchids, Tulips are my favorite flower. To me they symbolize spontaneity and tranquility, all at the same time.

From prekindergarten to adolescence, I grew up in a rough neighborhood where drugs and murder were the norm, and it rubbed off on my peers as early as twelves. I lucky enough to stay away from trouble. Even though the community was unpleasant, the property management made sure to keep the grounds somewhat appealing. Every Spring, they would plant tulips, and I’d anticipate the colors they picked. It never failed to excite me. No matter what, I knew there would be a unique arrangement that was full of color.

And the before I knew it — BLOOM! — tulips spontaneously popped from the ground. And there were so many… an abundance of tulips playing in the wind!

For a second I would forget about the mayhem around me, and prayed their tranquil affect would permeate throughout the volatile community. To this day, I believe that if you stop and smell the roses (in this case, tulips) it’ll make you happy. The playful flowers are a symbol of tranquility.

Amidst the chaos, take time to find your flower today.

XOXO. Allie

tumblr_n0xi7dMdFn1ruy031o1_500…just felt like sharing.