A Friendly Reminder

Spring flowersToday marks eleven years since my brother passed away, so instead of a diy, I just wanted to check in today with a friendly reminder.

Life is so very short. I know we’ve all heard this 100 times, but it’s something that we need to make an effort remember. We can get so caught up in work, social media, and our day to days that it feels like we’ll be around forever, but the truth is that is could all be over tomorrow.

So today I hope that you’ll do that thing that you’ve always wanted to do, but makes you too nervous to think about. That thing makes you so happy you can’t stop smiling. That makes you excited to be alive. Just get out there and feel every second of it, whatever it is you decide to do. I’ll be taking the day to do just that.


PS I’d love to hear what you did with your day, even if it’s as small as going to your favorite cafe and treating yourself to a nice latte :)

  • Jessica

    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you for the reminder. This is what I needed to read today! Sending you love <3

  • Carol Hodgson

    Hugs xx

  • Amy

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother and your strength to remind us all to live. Today I am trying a new workout class with a possible new best friend. I’m nervous for the class, but excited for new friends who push me to be more healthy (and she’s a creative soul, too!).

    • Amy, you are such a doll! I hope the class went well and that you and your new friend went for smoothies :) Always good to have those motivational people in your life for sure!

  • Carrie Waller

    Sending lots of love and positivity your way today…And thank you for the poignant and welcome reminder!! xoxo

  • So so so sorry for your loss Rachel <3 <3 <3

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your brother, but what a good way to think of him – by encouraging positivity. Thinking of you! x

    • That’s the only way! Thank you so much for your kind words Becky!

  • Casey Starks

    Oh, Rachel! Thinking of you today. Big hugs! <3

    • Thank you friend! Sending my thoughts for your pup today too!

  • SuzyMcQ

    Thank you so much for reminding us to really live life. I jumped on the treadmill and am going to do some weights now. Thinking of you and your family today. Hugs…..

    • Oh heck yes, get it girl! Thanks for sharing with me and for your kind words. Hope you had a great day :)

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    <3 So much love, prayers for you and your family.

  • <3 Thank you for the reminder.

  • Julie

    I am so sorry about your brother. I lost my younger brother two years ago and I think of him every single day. He was definitely the kind of person who lived life to the fullest. Yesterday was the first day of my 30’s and along with celebrating I started researching local art classes. My goal this year is to take at least one class a month :)

  • Really sorry to hear of your loss. Sending lots of love your way.
    I wish to get out of the house more often and exercise as lately I find myself stuck on to my pc 24/7.

    Thank you for the inspiration

  • Charlotte

    I know that this was written a long time ago, but I’ve just come across it and you’ve shared some wonderful words. I’m so sorry about your loss and sending you so much love.

    Charlotte | Charlotte | Two Cats One Flat