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Just when the caterpillar
Thought the world was over
It became a butterfly.


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And when the sun is shining...look for palm trees!!! #theresalwaysabrightside #positivity #choosehappiness #happylife


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It’s finally raining, and the humidity is starting to go away bit by bit #choosetosmile #makeyourownsunshine #thereisalwayshope #theresalwaysabrightside #ilovetherain #lookforthelight #bethelight


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Very true 👌🏻💯 #theresalwaysabrightside


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Today marks one year since I suffered a serious knee injury. It resulted in me having 6 weeks off work and not being able to do much at all.
This injury taught me to put things into perspective and to be appreciative of the small things. Like having 4 working limbs.
#perspective #optimistic #theresalwaysabrightside


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Princess Poppy! 💗 Message me with interest! 🌻 #princesspoppy #trolls #theresalwaysabrightside #walldecor #happyhemper


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This cup is half full!! #perspective #theresalwaysabrightside #behappy


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The things you’re going through right now and will go through in the future are going to happen regardless. Regardless if you approach them with a positive attitude or a negative one so why not be positive in every situation because being negative won’t make the situation any better. #StayPositive #JustKeepSwimming #TheresAlwaysABrightSide


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Well, that’s as far as the pit bus made it this morning on the way to my shovel. Lol
On the bright side, AWESOME leg workout- 1000+ feet uphill on a 10% grade, carrying a backpack that always feels like it weighs a ton🙄, and each step carrying even more weight with how much mud was packed on my boots! (What I should’ve done was go back down the hill, and repeated the process a few more times! 😳)
#ExercisingAtWork #CoalmineLife #MudEverywhere #TheresAlwaysABrightSide


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“That moment when you realize you’ve passed all your exams” - despite the few set backs along the way💪 recreation and leisure management in the bag 💪💪 #overandout #nevergiveup #anythingispossible #onedown #onetogo #theresalwaysabrightside #blood #sweat #tears #sesh #celebrationtime #bigbagofcans #pints #drops #wellkeepgoing #drinkingtheplacedry 💚💪🍺🍻🥂🍸🍹🍾🎉🎉🎊🎊


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Ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, the good the bad, it's all part of your process! The hard times may feel like they're dragging you down, but that's where the growth happens! Trust your journey babies 💖 #grateful #foritall #trusttheprocess #lovingmyjourney #blessed #happytuesday #smile #theresalwaysabrightside #findit


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So easy to get distracted and forget how wonderful life is #bepresent #begreatful #lifeisagift #theresalwaysabrightside #lifeisamazing


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Was about to write a Thirsty Thursday post, but then realized it was Wednesday, but then Facebook reminded me that it’s actually Tuesday 🙄
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But the good news is that means two extra days to shop for Father’s Day! And @sprucecollective has our Quick Catch and Top Popper magnetic bottle openers in stock for your gift giving needs!
#theresalwaysabrightside
#keepingbeersafesince2016
#cpcwoodcraft
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#fathersday #guygifts #manlythings #mancave #beerlove #beerlover #handmadeinbc #sprucecollective #fieldhousebrewing #downtownabbotsford #eastabby #abbotsford #abbotsfordcreatives #thefraservalley #fraservalley #creativeandjoyful #bottleopener #capcatcher #woodwork #woodcraft


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Day 2 of our living room camp out, AC unit upstairs went out on us yesterday afternoon🙄 and as much as it sucks, I’m grateful we have two units so we still have ac downstairs, to have a queen size air mattress (we slept on the couch last night which was no bueno), and to have supplemental warranty insurance to help cover the costs! #theresalwaysabrightside


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R.I.P Anthony Bourdain. Losing you has hit me real hard. One of my favourite people ever. You’re take and perspective of the world was so real and down to earth. I wouldn’t have the love and respect i do for food if it weren’t for you. I hope you are in a happier and better place now. #anthonybourdain #rip #theresalwaysabrightside


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💜👌🏼Hanging onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die... #theresalwaysabrightside #apositivemindequalsapositivelife


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I was challenged by @glamoptometrist to post #myoptomstory to describe
1. Why I chose Optometry. Optometry gives me the ability to help others see the world clearly and interact with people from all walks of life. I learn something from each patient and I teach them a little about how to care for their eyes. It’s wonderful to watch my patients set goals for their careers or children and how they accomplish everything they do. and getting a glimpse into their lives at their visits with me truly warms my heart.
2. What was a defining patient experience. As an intern at Bascom Palmer, I had a 70ish year old man with an ocular melanoma. He knew he had “something in his vision” like a “ round distorted hump” in his vision, it was a tumor taking up half of his globe. He took it in stride. He said “god gave me two good eyes to see the first 30 states, it’s ok I’ll still have one good eye to see the remaining 20!” I saw him during his surgery and after. He was thankful the surgeon saved his life and it wasn’t going to spread. Seeing how he could persevere was awe inspiring. I try to reiterate the good to any bad diagnosis I may have to give. And I try to highlight bright spots in their lives too, when my patients need it. .

Tag 3. @birdquirks @msjkao @eye_mazing_life #odlife #eyedoctorsofamerica #optometrist #optometry #theresalwaysabrightside #nsuco #bellaeyecareoptometry


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I looooove sending happy mail! 💜 How adorable is this cookie from #haleyscookies ?! I love this way of working! 🤗 Everyday I’m excited to learn more and my ultimate goal is to bless people! #yleo #theresalwaysabrightside #momboss #happymail #livelifehappy #serveothers #gratitude #teammwork #seniorstar @lavishly_lemon @younglivingeo


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Mr. Moon 🌙 + The Island of Capri 🏝️ Didn’t make it over (or properly along the coast) due to one day of bad weather (and very bad visibility) 🌧️
Shucks - we’ll just have to go back! #theresalwaysabrightside #thingshappenforareason #silverlinings #cantcontroltheweather (but you CAN control your mindset) #wellbeback #islandofcapri


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Look for the good no matter how small, that’s the only way to bring about more good. ☮️💟🕉️☯️


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You can always make something beautiful out trash...
#artgarden #trash #bikes #holland #art #theresalwaysabrightside


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I think recovery from anything is honestly the most badass thing a person can do. You can do anything, but not everything. It’s okay to ask for help! #eatingdisorder #process #neverendingroad #askforhelp #theresalwaysabrightside


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Doh! 😖 Good news is I’m left handed. #theresalwaysabrightside #handVScardoor #cardoorwon


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The face when you miss your school bus & your super positive work-from-home -mom who just had coffee takes you to school. You get a selfie in the drop off lane....LOL
#passingonpositive #workfromhomemom #youcanhaveitall #theresalwaysabrightside #mymklife


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Landed at 1:30am on the connecting flight we Thankfully were able to get on to go home after our original nonstop flight was cancelled—Well...on the bright side even Minnie was able to buckle up in her own seat and big brother got to lay in his entire row! @southwestair ❤️😅😎 #itiswhatitis 🤷🏼‍♀️ #theresalwaysabrightside #alwaysfindthesilverlining #savewrinkles #dontstress #attitudeiseverything #nolapbabyhere #savedbythekindleforkids @amazonkindle #kindlefire #behappy #gowiththeflow #toddlerlife #momlife #teamnosleep @amazon #momsofinstagram #me #meandmyminime #travel #familytravel #disney #momboss


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2 years ago. Things are going to be ok.
It's surreal to look back on this time. Just over 2 weeks prior to these photos I'd gone for my routine smear test. It left me in pain as it always does but this time it didn't pass, the pain just lingered and in fact gradually seemed to be getting worse. Nevertheless I battled on, fighting against the pain. I'd collapsed several times, been to more than one emergency department, seen numerous doctors.
I was still working, TENS machine under my uniform, patients worrying over my pained expressions, the ward sister repeatedly sending me home early. I was still doing my best, still going out and having fun even though it killed me. After all this was a temporary short term thing, at this stage no one thought it would become long term.
It robbed me of my career, it robbed me of my mobility and some of my favourite pastimes such as running and sex, it's destroyed my concentration and cognitive abilities.
None of the doctors I've seen can offer an explanation beyond pain theories and a freak reaction by my body. Medications have robbed me of my memory. Medical investigations have exacerbated my pain long term and introduced additional problems (full bladder signals AWOL).
However there are always silver linings. I've discovered a new love for swimming and yoga, I've engineered a way to still get out into the wilds and exercise the huskies too without assistance. I've embraced the freedom that comes with not working and experimented with my hair. I've started new projects and taken up new voluntary challenges. I've met some wonderful people I'd never have met in my old life. I get to spend more time with my animals. I've learnt to move my body in different ways to strengthen my muscles and stabilise my joints. I appreciate the small things and take time doing things instead of rushing around.
I kind of wish I could go back and reassure this old me that things will be ok, they'll be tough, but they'll be ok.
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Taking time to notice the small miracles that surround our busy lives is one way to find happiness on even the darkest of days #theresalwaysabrightside


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Gratitude. When things are going well it's easier to find reasons to be grateful. But when the sh*t hits the fan it's not always so easy, yet even more important to look for the good things in life and what brings you happiness. Like these gorgeous plumeria blossoms I gathered this morning from my backyard.
#gratitude #itsthesimplethings #theresalwaysabrightside #luckywelivehawaii #plumeria


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You dont have to be rich to travel. #theresalwaysabrightside


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When your flight is delayed 3.5hrs in possibly the most boring airport in the world...and they offer you an $18 refreshment voucher... the only right thing to do is sample some of New Zealand’s finest...right?? 😏🍷#thehighsandlowsofjetsetting #winorloseonthebooze #theresalwaysabrightside #villamaria


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For shizzle!!! Hey, we may not have running water at the house today...but at least there is wine and AC #justsaying #theresalwaysabrightside


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Since I post the good, I might as well post the bad and the ugly. 🙈🤔 Kept my complexes moderate. Not too light or too heavy.

On the bright side:

1. These shorts are awesome. 👌
2. I got an all-time 2RM back squat PR.
3. My bicep vein made a brief appearance.

#thebadandtheugly #mysnatchthesedays #theresalwaysabrightside #3brightsides #2RMbacksquatPR #lovetheseshorts #bicepveinmadeabriefappearance #weightlifting #weightliftingwomen #womenwholift #womenwholiftheavy #makingmuscles #teammuscles #putinthework #pushyourlimits #pushyourself #dowhatyoucan #fitfam #fitlife


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hallo ihr lieben.
wir haben schon eine weile nichts mehr von uns hören lassen - hier haben sich die ereignisse die letzten tage überschlagen.
hinter uns liegt eine krankheitswoche mit hohem fieber, ein bunter 3. geburtstag und leider auch zwei schmerzliche familiäre verluste.
es kam alles schlag auf schlag, ein ereignis jagte das nächste und bis auf den wirklich schönen sonnigen Geburtstag vom Minimann möchte ich den Monat April für dieses Jahr gerne abhaken.
Aber das Leben spielt seine eigenen Regeln und ab jetzt geht es wieder bergauf. Ich spüre es 🌈🌱



#myboy #toddler #grosserjunge #alreadythree #dontgrowuptoofast #lifewithkids #throughgoodandbad #letthembelittle #youremynumberone #attachmentparenting #bedürfnisorientiert #motherhood #loveistheanswer #diesachemitdemleben #lifehappens #theresalwaysabrightside #karma #positivity #optimistasiempre


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Να, εδώ με τη Αννούλα...
#gamoto #annathecat #theresalwaysabrightside


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There’s a fire in his eyes, many have tried but all have failed to dim. #staystrong #theresalwaysabrightside


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For most, it's not easy because you are in the thick of the chaos and can't see the forest through the trees. Know that there is always a "diamond in the rough" in EVERY situation whether good, bad or indifferent. There is a lesson you have to learn. Ultimately, it's all about YOU so make your mark, a beautiful one. #wordsofwisdom #lifelessons #alwayslearning #gratitude #staygrateful #eventgoddessgratefulAF

#Rensta #Repost: @healing_woman via @renstapp ···
“ Always!👍🏾 #goals #looking forward #selflove #theresalwaysabrightside #iyanlavanzant #owntv #supersoulsunday #deepakchopra


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Life is about finding the balance amidst the chaos that surrounds us and learning to love and cherish what we do have rather than stress over the things we have no control over. 🙏❤️ #alwayslookingup #theresalwaysabrightside #findbalanceinlife #beautyinsimplicity #cherishwhatyouhave #letgoofwhatyoucantchange #letgoofwhatyoucantcontrol #becomethechange #smile #smilepassiton #cheeser #blackandwhite #forevergrateful #embracethestruggles #forgeon #injiujitsuwetrust


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That moment when you can’t make a copy and you find this in the copier. I am wondering if next time my youngest passion for all things WWE could not waste $$$$$ ink. Well, at least they’re not looking up at me in the shower. That’s always weird. #despainstuff #selfcontrolissues #largefamilyliving #theresalwaysabrightside #momlifeisthebest #WWEkid


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Yesterday I noticed I had lost something I treasured. It was a bracelet I never take off that Joel had given me for my 29th birthday. I was crushed to find out it was no longer on my wrist...but ya know what? It’s just stuff. Do I miss it? Yes. But at least I didn’t lose the kids at the zoo today! 😆 #brightside .
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#theresalwaysabrightside #glasshalffull #modernmama #motherhood #motherhoodrising #ourcandidlife #communityovercompetition #theeverymom #optimist #theweekendtype


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More images from this weekend’s wedding. We couldn’t be happier with how Andy & Sylvia’s wedding turned out. Especially when this reception was literally designed in February when we received confirmation that their original venue choice would not complete post-Harvey renovations in time. #theresalwaysabrightside


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Anyone who knows me knows how much I cherish my morning cup of coffee and that I have a few 😉coffee cups. The reason I love collecting coffee cups is because I love the daily reminder of the event I attended or meaning behind each one. I bought this cup yesterday at my workshop and it is such a wonderful reminder that no matter how dark things can seem, there’s always a bright side!
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#coffee #theresalwaysabrightside #michelledavella #mindfullyauthentic #blog


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One last hurrah in the snow for the kid and his pal!
p.s. You can scram now, snow. Please.
#bffs #sledding #snowfordays #whatsthebrightside #theresalwaysabrightside


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As the birthday 🎊🎉 weekend comes to an end - the best gift 🎁 I could ask for is packaged in this friendship we share. A friend who loves me for who I am, looks out for me and my happiness and ofcourse spoils me silly ❤️❤️ Here’s to celebrating many more birthdays together.
Indeed blessed - and as the years go by, I truly learn the meaning of - " The best things in life are free " 🌈 - although he may not agree with that 😋💸 .
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#husbandsofinstagram #tooblessedtobestressed #theresalwaysabrightside #gratefulheart #gratefulthankfulblessed #alhamdulillah #godsbeenkind #mybestfriend #onsomedays #ihateyoulikeiloveyou #hubsterlove #birthdaygirl #happinessishere #thebestthingsinlifearefree #partnerincrime #cheerstogoodtimes #marriageisarollercoaster #birthdaylove


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Turning🍋🍋🍋 into lemonade!

Chemo may have taken my hair, but it also gave me an opportunity to turn my head into a canvas for this incredible #henna masterpiece. Thank you @empire_henna for making this a reality. I love it more every day!!!
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#breastcancer #headcrown #jaguatattoo #hennatattoo #fightlikeawarrior #chemosucksbut... #theresalwaysabrightside


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Sooooooo....very long (oh, so so long) story, made short: after the seller's put on a new roof 3 years ago upon purchasing our new-to-us home as part of the deal, and unfortunately them not choosing the most, erm, "professional" roofers at the time... um fast forward... we just had to abruptly fund another entirely new roof *sigh* so literally our roof wouldn't cave due to faulty workmanship 😳 On the brighter side of the stressful roller coaster ride that is home ownership (am I right? Or am I right?!) & from a more girlie perspective trying to gloss over the price tag... it is gorgeous! Woot 😍🎈🎉 ...and makes our little home so much more cottage-ey looking. Can't wait to put more accents on this summer for some sweet curbside pizazz 😀 btw, the new roofers were amazing & worth it! #weareblessed #makinglemonsintolemonade #godisworkingformygood #hehasaplan #thankgodforhisprovision #thankstoeveryonewhoprayed #theresalwaysabrightside #lifehappens #nowearenotmadatthesellers #maybeatadbitattheoldroofer


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To be completely honest, I almost skipped #Day18 of my #100HappyDays journey. On a scale of Cardi B to Khloe Kardashian, this day was kind of a KK day. I mean it was just irritating and a lot of things didn't go as planned, which just irks me to no end. It really is still all good though because things could most def be worse. Amid the frustration, I still choose joy because dear God I'm here! I'M HERE!! And for that, I am grateful! 💜💜💜 #ICanAlwaysFindAReasonToQuoteTheColorPurple #TestifyCelie #TheresAlwaysABrightSide #WhatDoesntKillYouMakesYouStronger #TheresALightAtTheEndOfTheTunnel #TheGlassIsHalfFull #ClicheClicheCliche #OkImBeingGoofyNow #CuzImSleepy #TimeToGoNightNight #IfYallStopReadingIllStopHashtagging


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Mower broke...weeds are taking over...backyard looks like a clover patch.
but... The sun is shining...birds are singing...and even weeds have pretty flowers!
#theresalwaysabrightside


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Gods very own filter. Always better than ours 😍😍😍 #afterthestorm #theresalwaysabrightside


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