Dear Fantastic Girl,

Has this ever happened to you? Just when you think you have things figured out, life throws you a curveball.

This is when you have a wonderful opportunity to decide right here, right now, what you will do next.

You can sit and cry about it or just sit there IN IT.

You can stand up and wonder “what the heck just happened?” or wonder “WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?”

You can get up, dust yourself off, and move forward in anger or you can dust yourself off and say “HEY, LOOK HERE! Another adventure!!! I’m going to learn something new, get stronger, and find all sorts of surprises along the way! I surrender to this! There’s nothing I can do to change it, so I am going to just make the most out of it . . . I am going to have a beautiful life anyway.”

Now, keep in mind, beautiful girl, that you can make any of those choices. You can even make ALL of those choices in the very same day! Then you still get to choose what your next reaction will be.

Just know that even if something happened that feels like it’s going to derail you, once you get your bearings you get to move forward and choose to make the most of it.  You can, because you are such a brave girl!

C’mon, let’s get on with your beautiful life!!! You are loved.