15 months and 16 days later I’m finally ready. Dad, your clothes will be washed tonight and tomorrow they will be handed out to some less fortunate people in Sacramento. I will personally be handing your clothes out and with each new home your items get, I hope to spread your love and joy to some people who need it the most. Dad, you always had a soft spot for the homeless and I hope you’ll look down from heaven and be proud.
Dad, in this journey of grief, I’m finally in the place to start letting go of things because they’re just things. It sounds so silly, but I started with the linen closet and finally got rid of your sticks of deodorant. It was hard, but I had to remind myself that you’re not coming back to get them, nor are you part of them. It’s just deodorant. There’s a side to me that almost feels guilty, that somehow letting go of things that are in any way connected to you means I’m losing you even more. I’m so afraid of forgetting you. On the other hand, after letting go of some of the things you had, I feel a little lighter and I realize there’s more space in my mind and my heart for the fond memories I have with you and those are what I’m choosing to keep. I will forever hold onto your trophies and your Navy achievements as those are priceless to me, but I simply can’t keep everything, nor is it healthy to (no matter how hard letting go is). Dad, I love you. I miss you so much. I hope heaven is everything you hoped it would be. #thisisgrief#grief#imissyoudad#iloveyoudad#spreadingthelove#donatingclothes#livingpurposefully#livingkindly#spreadingjoy
Orange chicken, fresh broccoli, Jasmine rice and kale-cabbage slaw for dinner tonight, mint chocolate chip cookies for lunch tomorrow and some beef stew prep work for tomorrow's dinner... love helping my sweetie prepare food for her residents... #cherishhouse#rickcindylawson#805chefs#spreadingthelove
YOU'RE ALWAYS ONE DECISION AWAY FROM A TOTALLY DIFFERENT LIFE. ✨
Today's post for the ladies in my challenge group was all about transformation in a #throwbackthursday style. ✌🏻I asked everyone to take some time to reflect on where they were before they started this crazy journey with me and where they are now. How they felt about themselves, what their confidence was like, and how much they truly loved themselves before deciding to fully commit to this group. And the response gave me complete goosebumps. And the tears came rolling down...
"I am so much happier and more confident these days."
"I am happy, I am content, and feeling stronger than I ever have both physically & mentally."
"I'm learning to love myself more and now have a healthier relationship with food."
😳😭🙌🏻 I don't only get to share my own journey with you all but I also get to show you what's possible for so many others too. How freaking sweet is that?! I couldn't be more blessed to have an amazing group of ladies who are on their own journey to bettering themselves right alongside me! And trust me when I say, we're in it for the long-haul folks!! 💕👭 #BEYOUROWNBESTMOTIVATION
**CONTEST TIME!** Lets have a contest im feeling generous... so this is how its gunna go.. So guess how many oils you think are in the bowl and on friday we will announce who is the closest and they will recieve a FREE bottle of oil from me !!! Yes you read that right simply post your guess if you are right I will send you a FREE OIL .
1 person who is the closest will get it if there is a tie we will do a tie breaker