Whenever I do a personal update I seem to get the most views. I don’t find myself that interesting but I strongly believe in giving the people what they want! I have learned so much these past few months and I thought I’d share some of it with you.
Most of it doesn’t matter
If you follow me on Facebook/Instagram you know that my brothers fiancé, Jazmin, is currently battling stage 4 cancer. Meeting Jazmin, and her family, has been life changing for me. I grew up with a severely autistic brother and learned very early on in life what really matters. This has been further imprinted on my brain these past few months with Jazmin. Jazmin has been told multiple times over the years that the cancer will kill her, but if you’ve met Jazmin you know this is not how she chooses to live her life. She lives a life purely based on faith. She places her faith in God and is a shining example to everyone around her. I can’t imagine our lives without her. Its so easy to get caught up in the pursuit of happiness, but the truth is that happiness is a choice. Being happy has nothing to do with the car you drive, the house you own, or how much money you have. NONE OF THAT MATTERS. Happiness is about helping other people, and being content no matter where you are in your life. Happiness is choosing to embrace every situation, the good and the bad, knowing that God is at work. Happiness is knowing you did your best even if you don’t get any recognition for it. I highly recommend you take a look at your life and assess where you are trying to find your happiness. If it’s in things or in status you will never be happy.
Be willing to learn
I love to learn. These past few months I have realized that not everyone feels the same way. Often we only want to learn something that will further enforce what we already believe. We aren’t willing to admit to ourselves that we might be wrong. Throughout my own health journey, my brothers health journey, and now Jazmin’s, I have learned you have to be willing to look elsewhere. If each of us had always done what we were told there is a huge possibility none of us would be here. I want to encourage you to advocate for your health, take all the advice you can get, and then do some of your own research. This is your body and your life, and only you can decide what happens to it. Seek out the help of professionals with differing opinions, and then make an informed decision. Not everyone will agree with you, but true friends will still support you.
These past 6 weeks working with clients on their nutrition has brought me so much joy. Seeing people who are sick slowly become better is something I feel called to do for the rest of my life. Thank you for your continued support. Every like, comment, and share shows me I am on the right path. New and exciting things are on the horizon! Eythan, my younger brother, and I are cooking something up!
Be kind to everyone!