all or nothing.

July 26, 2016

Today's post is something a little different for me. I don't normally share posts like this, but when I was contacted by Heather Von St. James and learned about her story, I knew I wanted to be a part of this inspirational day. Heather was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2005, right after giving birth to her beautiful daughter Lilly. Mesothelioma is very rare and occurs in the lining of the body's internal organs. Sadly, it has a usual diagnosis of 15 months. Once she learned that she only had 15 months, she decided to live with an ALL OR NOTHING mentality! After she beat the odds and survived, she made it her mission to spread awareness and to continue to live her life fully. Such an inspiration!

When Heather asked me to be a part of All or Nothing Day, I didn't hesitate to say yes. With all the darkness and sadness surrounding us every day, I wanted to share something full of light and goodness. It is sad that flags stay at half staff, the news is always pushing the latest threat or killing, and the political drama is never ending. But today is a reminder that we should live every day in hope and faith, celebrating life.

Today, July 26th, is National All or Nothing Day. Seize the day! What better way to live life, everyday? Life is short. It goes by so quickly, speeding up with age. When Heather emailed me about participating in this wonderful day, she told me, "I wanted to reach out to you after seeing on your blog how you truly embrace each and every day..." That is what I hope people see. Not only in this space but in my every day life. Spending more time to hug those I love and reach out to those in need. 

"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
John 7:38

Rivers of living water, that is what I want my life to look like. Today, tomorrow & all of eternity. I'm so thankful that I can say that my future is in His hands. It truly makes living every day with an All or Nothing attitude so much easier. 

Heather, thank you for giving me the opportunity to share your beautiful story! Check out Heather's incredible story, it is so inspiring! 

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