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J’adore la vie #3: Week One of #jadorelavie4sandy!

Posted Nov 08 2012 4:42pm

When I returned from Las Vegas last Friday, I was humbled. While the girls and I were stranded in Vegas and on the verge of going broke, I felt so grateful. I had a home to return to. I had gas in my car. I had food in my pantry. I had a warm, cozy bed to sleep in. It was a total #jadorelavie moment.

My scenario, one that so many of us take for granted every day, was not common on much of the East Coast. Even in my home state of Rhose Island, houses were torn down and yards were destroyed. Somehow, my little neigborhood was safe. When I turned on the news and realized the destruction that Hurricane Sandy had caused, I simply couldn’t stand by and do nothing. My dear friend Erica recently moved to New York with her boyfriend and their apartment is now under water – completely destroyed.

It was time to channel that #jadorelavie moment into something better than myself. I called on spirit and it told me to  use my voice to make a difference and enlist in my fellow bloggers and readers for help! 

For the ENTIRE month of November, for every #jadorelavie email I receive, I will donate $1 to the  American Red Cross ‘ Hurricane Sandy fund. THESE PEOPLE NEED OUR HELP AND WE CAN DO THIS! Together, we can make a difference in these people’s lives. THEY NEED US! ♥

When you send an email, tweet about it, tag me ( @theloveofkale ), and use the #jadorelavie4sandy and #FitFluential hash tags! 

*Note: Matty and I are each donating $100 (yes – he’s the best boyfriend ever), so I will be capping the entries at $200 (i.e. 200 entries). It’s all we can afford – but please keep those entries coming, regardless! You can always text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Hurricane Sandy fund too.

LET’S DO THIS THING!

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When is the last time that you stopped, dropped, and thanked yourself for making the decision to love life? Sometimes, we’re so busy tackling our mental to-do list and thinking about “what’s next.” But what about “what’s now?” Now is all we have; it is in the present that we connect with ourselves. That is what j’adore la vie is all about, friends. It is a weekly reminder for us to enjoy the present and celebrate the moments in life that make our hearts sing. We can choose to have those moments every day!

J’adore la vie is a movement encouraging everyone to love life, cherish the present, and savor the moments that make our hearts sing. It’s a mantra that represents letting go of every worry or fear in our lives in exchange for love! We’re going to connect through each other’s happiness! Together, let’s create j’adore la vie!

Breathe. Listen. Dream it. See it. Reach for it. Grab it. Love it. Live it. j’adore la vie.

Today’s  #jadorelavie  quote of the day comes from my morning meditation. Spirit guided me to tell you, “With love in your heart and confidence in your back pocket, you are limitless.”

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Brooke experienced a #jadorelavie moment this Sunday with her kids.

“…my kids and I lounging in a pile on a chair outside Starbucks after church on Sunday. So many j’adore la vies in that picture!”

 

Lakshmi spent some quality time with her joyful, beautiful nephew.

“With my nephew in my arms, life always seems perfect and worthwhile. This little man gives me every reason to love life.”

 

Paige got her #jadorelavie on outside on a beautiful Fall day.

Embedded image permalink“Dappled sunlight, photos of fall & letters to friends. Thankful today.”

 

Melissa is seeing her momma soon!

 

Kirsten had a peaceful moment while cuddled up watching yesterday’s vlog (thank you, girl!).

 

Nadja had a moment while meditating!

 

Ashley got an amazing score on her exam, which allowed her to realize that not only is she working hard, but she is ONE STEP CLOSER to achieving her goals!

 

Kristy put a smile on her own face by purchasing flowers for herself.

 

Cait sipped on coffee with the sun shining down at her favorite coffee shop while doing homework.

 

Meg also enjoyed some coffee al fresco – and for only $1! (P.S. – how beautiful is that coffee cup?)

 

Lisa went for a walk and felt a wave of peace come over her.

 

Meg got her tea sippin’ self into relaxation mode with a warm ‘n fuzzy blanket.

Thank you so much to all of you for submitting your #jadorelavie moments this week! Keep emailing, tweeting, and Instagramming with the #jadorelavie4sandy and #jadorelavie hash tags and don’t forget to tag me @theloveofkale!

Sending you all love and blessings!

Stay lovely,
Heather

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