After having quite the chaotic month of April, I opened a message and just felt a little bit overwhelmed with emotion. I felt guilty - bad for not logging into that account earlier, for not opening that message sooner. I was upset that I felt the need to defend myself. Later that same day, I was on a phone call with someone I don't know very well. Something the lady said stuck with me...And again, I felt overcome with emotion. It was then that I recalled Areeba's post about sad songs, the rain on her happy parade.
Often times when I'm feeling really down in the dumps, I try to think of those positive influences that stick with me, maybe some of those awesome inspirational quotes found on Pinterest...I had posted this one on facebook at the very beginning of the month, because I wanted to remind myself to stand up:
Standing up after being knocked down isn't always easy. Just because you get up from a fall doesn't mean it didn't hurt. #itsoknottofeelok— aka shopjustByou (@2justByou) April 29, 2014
Sometimes I guess I take things a little too close to heart, even though I shouldn't. Maybe that's just the way I am. But I know that it's OK not to feel OK. Life isn't all sunshine and happiness. You have to have those days of storms and rain to be able to see the rainbow. And just because you stand up, doesn't mean the fall wasn't hard.
To end on a lighter note, I wanted to share that we're having a 40% off sale on our personalized hand stamped cuff bracelets. Limited time only & while supplies last. No coupon code needed!
I also wanted to remind everyone about Woman-Owned Business Day, coming up on May 1st. I really can't believe that the month has flown by like this. Visit http://www.urbangirl.com/women for more information and to view the business directory. Shop from women-owned businesses on May 1st and show your support.
Will you be shopping on May 1st?
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