This picture means so much to me. I look at it and am breath taken by the pure joy radiating from within me. That's a smile I've been waiting for my whole life...That's a joy that I've fought for. A joy I've learned to cultivate, water, and protect...but most importantly a joy I've learned to receive with gratitude, knowing I am deserving of it. This is the joy of someone who was given a gift of endless depth. A gift to grow, to serve, to exist with purpose beside this tribe of passionate, selfless, gracious lightworkers. This thing called Arbonne.. it's so much more than I could have ever imagined. I sat and cried with gratitude last night, in awe that God would choose me to serve such a giant purpose, and that he would bless me with the tools and the leaders to show me the way. I cried with gratitude because I realized that it was finally ok to claim His goodness in my life. Not only was it ok to claim them, but it was my duty. How dare I wait another second longer? God's gifts are the ones most of us walk around too ashamed to accept- gifts of Joy, Abundance, Courage, Love, Peace, and Purpose. He gives these to us freely, asks us to walk into them, yet most of us deem ourselves too unworthy to ever truly accept this gift. What I've come to realize is that to walk in shame, in fear, in sadness and unworthiness is to forget your inheritance as a child of God. Last night, in the darkness of my hotel room, I sat in bed, tears in my eyes and reclaimed my right to thrive. I reclaimed my right to exist as a person of worth, a person of strength and continual growth. Recently my mantra has been 'you know what light feels like.. follow it.' See the darkness will try everything it can to strip you of your inheritance. It will use your life experiences, your habits, your relationships, and your circumstance to pull you down, to whisper deep into your soul that you aren't worthy, you're not good enough, that you deserve the suffering in your life. Oh how we are deceived! You are WORTHY of all the beautiful things in life.. of love and community, of happiness and abundance. That is GOD'S decree for your life. All you have to do is claim it. Rise up and claim it.