Be a Light

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” -Maya Angelou

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Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend. I started writing a post about this lovely keyhole dress and new pair of earrings I bought recently and how perfect they both are for summer. The dress is on-trend and lightweight while the earrings are colorful, fun, and out of my comfort zone since I usually stick to these ear crawlers. After waking up this morning to the horrific and heartbreaking news of the mass shooting in Orlando, it just didn’t feel right talking about frivolous things like clothes and jewelry.

I cannot imagine the terror, panic, and confusion all of these people were overcome with in those moments and my heart breaks for all of the victims and their loved ones. Regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion; no human should have to experience or live in fear of horrific attacks like this one. No act of hate will ever be justified in the name of religion and I pray that not only as Americans but as human beings that we can come together to show that love will always prevail.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

I promise to have a happier and more upbeat post up soon, but if you have the chance, please take a moment to honor the victims and their families, donate if you feel so inclined, and make an effort to exude light and love every day as it is the only thing that can drive out hate.


Thank you for reading <3

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  1. Monday, June 13, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Thank you for posting this. My heart feels heavy with anger and sadness today. I started balling when I saw the statue on Oaklawn and Cedar Springs on my way to work this morning… covered in flowers. It’s just awful. So glad you posted the donation link ??

    • Natalie
      Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / 12:09 am

      Thanks Jaclyn… it’s just heartbreaking. It’s amazing to see how everyone has come together and the outpouring of support around the country.

    • Natalie
      Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 11:00 pm

      Aw thanks girl! I feel like I always struggle with it so thank you for saying that!!

  2. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    That dress is beautiful and I appreciate your comments about Orlando!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Natalie
      Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much, Kelly! <3

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