Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Be Grateful

It's so easy to take to take the simplest of things for granted. Every day we get up, make breakfast, get dressed and WALK out the door. We take SIGHT for granted. Or the fact that we can READ road signs.

Take a moment to look at this photo, it will truly open your mind and give you a whole new prospective on your life:

I'm grateful for my health, my sight, the fact I can pay for food, put a roof over my head, have money to buy necessities, keep warm clothes on my back, buy gifts for family.....I could go on, but you get my point. So my question to you is, what are YOU grateful for?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lauren Lee: Strength and Beauty

Lauren and I at FMI 2009

I first met Lauren Lee back in 2009 when we were both signed up for FMI (Fitness Model International). Lauren and I had been corresponding prior to going to FMI getting to know each other before the eventful week and looking forward to being roommates. What I noticed about Lauren right away, even in her emails was how genuine and down to earth she was. Lauren has a way of speaking from the heart and telling it like it is. She's never afraid to speak her mind and is very upfront with people, which is something I admire.

Lauren and I quickly hit it off. I think she and I were able to relate to each other and confide in each other about things we had gone through and it was easy to see how good of a friend Lauren is. I remember how much I admired her confidence and willingness to give FMI her all by taking and learning as much as she could during the conference at FMI and jumping in front of the camera for the first time.

3 weeks ago, Lauren posted a blog on her Facebook page saying she had cancer at 28. Her story has inspired me and many others. Please click on the link below to read her story. Lauren has a beautiful message that needs to be heard. Her beauty and strength shine through.

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. it comes from an indomitable will." - Gandhi

Lauren Lee 2010 Photo by Mike Byerly