I live out in nature so I am grounded daily by green goodness...(I'm thinking I will get more plants for the office though) Are you getting a good daily dose of living greens in your environment? Studies have show that employees were 15% more productive when workplaces are filled with just a few houseplants. 📷 @freedom_float
"I arrived home to yet another tough box on my porch. This meant the end of deployment was near because his things were coming home. This tough box was a blessing.
On my third trip to unload the truck a car pulled up. A white Impala. I think I knew what was about to happen but I refused to believe it. Two men in dress blues approached me asking if I was Serena. I told them I wasn't and that they had the wrong house and needed to leave immediately. Then they asked me if I was the wife of Ofren Arrechaga. That's when I knew.
How I managed the walk from the truck to the house is beyond me. I just remember shaking uncontrollably. That took a couple days and a couple Xanax to go away. Once we were inside I sat on the couch as Alston danced around the living room. He's his father's son, always the center of attention. His third birthday was the day before and he was simply happy to be out of the car and ready to play with his presents. My innocent child had no idea what was going on as he danced for our guests.
After what felt like forever - "Say it. Just fucking say it." "Ma'am, the Secretary of the Army regrets you inform you that your husband, Ofren Arrechaga, died of his wounds..." I don't remember the rest.
This is our fifth Memorial Day understanding the true meaning of the day to our cores. It shocks me to say that and yet it doesn't. It feels like yesterday and at the same time it feels like it happened a lifetime ago. Regardless, we will honor and cherish Ofren's life and sacrifice until the day we join him in Heaven.
Memorial Day isn't "happy" by any means but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time. Take a chapter out of Ofren's book and know how to balance the two. He struggled with his losses and yet always managed to boost moral by doing something silly or finding joy in the smallest of things. This is the example I try to follow in my life. It may be hard to find happiness but it's there if you choose to see it.
Our fallen heroes are the reason we live in a privileged nation where we get to sleep safely and soundly in our beds every night. This is one of many reasons they deserve this one day to remember their service and
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Couple Goals 😍🛫 Would you travel here with your bae ?
Come explore with me( @auraluxury_ )
Let's explore bali 🛫
We may be complete opposites, we may not get along like a perfect couple. We may not be what people think we are. BUT BABY YOU ARE ALL THAT I WANT AND NEED AND YOU BALANCE ME OUT ❤ I want you to know even if we don’t see each other every day that you’ll always be the love of my life and I truly believe in finding a soul mate now that I’ve me you @ellesha_michelle ❤ .
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⬆️ Sound Up!! ⬆️ // It's not always easy to literally laugh out LOUD on a Highline, or in any other situation that makes us uncomfortable. But we are all capable of it. For my part, I can visualize myself being loving and kind and joyful in every situation, with every person that comes my way, but a lot of the time my fear gets in the way of realizing this.
I could watch this video over and over again just to feel the warm fuzzies inside about how lucky I am to love and be loved by people like Bibi (@_b_i_b_i_ ) and Brian (@moabmonkeys). Tag your friends who you can get just absolutely silly with below in the comments!
#YogaSlackers#Petzl // 📷: video by Bibi!
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I don’t know how to pronounce the name of this waterfall 🤷🏻♂️