This is for those that are struggling to make it by, yet still live in gratitude for what's been given under the circumstances. Tonight I was able to share an experience to help others, with my friend Sarah, who are supported by the Pluckemin Church through IHN, helping families without a home to have a warm safe place to sleep. I had the honor of hearing one of the moms stories and it's so relatable because we all have in some way dealt with some kind of struggle. Sometimes we may feel disappointed or like life is not good enough, we compare ourselves to others situations rather than respect and honor where we are in the moment, some may justify "things" as making ourselves happy, we have that internal battle of wishing for something grander... It's great to have dreams and aspirations, believe me, I am always dreaming. But the reality of it all boils down to a few simple principles...embrace the present, live in gratitude and do things with love. Without these few things no one will ever operate from a giving place and without the gift of giving, no one will ever truly receive. Embrace your own personal struggle by giving a helping hand for those that really could use it...If you are having a rough holiday season, come from the place of selflessly giving and you will awaken to what truly matters deep down.