I am strong, because I've been weak.
I am fearless, because I've been afraid.
I am wise, because I've been foolish.
It’s the new year and while it’s all exciting, am I the only one who feels a bit off and overwhelmed? It’s almost mid-month and yet, I feel like I have not built any momentum. Don’t get me wrong, things are going well. In fact, something exciting is actually happening in our lives right now [...will share very soon- and no, I’m not pregnant, yet! ;)] I am feeling great all in all. It’s just that I’m a little out of focus. I feel like there’s this pressure to be so pumped up about the new year and enthused about what’s to come. Yet, here I am, not feeling this way and I am a little concerned because there are so many things I really want to accomplish this year.
So, as I was planning and figuring out some answers, I was listening to a song this morning (for the first time) called, Blessings (by @laurastorymusic), and I was reminded of one thing - my #barofgoodness necklace.
The #barofgoodness image on this post is my very first personal piece that I made for myself before even I launched #linkofhearts. My words are: Trust Him-Be Brave-Be Still-Faith. It’s been my daily reminder to be still and TRUST GOD, even as I went through various struggles from personal to building #linkofhearts. I can vividly remember, when I got pregnant about 2 years ago, the day we were about to hear the heartbeat of our baby in the doctor's office. I kept holding and rubbing on this bar. My husband asked me what words I had and I said, “Trust Him,” which I continued to do so even while finding out there was no heartbeat and we had lost the baby. It was heartbreaking and there are no words to describe it, but I remained committed to trusting Him.
Today, I am reminded once again that I shall keep trusting Him for what’s to come this year and His guidance regarding the direction and growth of Link of Hearts. I will not panic even though I’m totally not on point with my goal-setting around this time. I know He has bigger plans for us and that everything will be OK. I trust He is working it all out and that the best is yet to be, only in HIS time... Now, I pray that YOU will have the same faith, if not more, and trust that everything will also be ok. :) xo
It's the season of giving, but make sure you give yourself the gift of love and compassion first... then buy yourself a special gift next!) ;) xo
Hope to see you at our pop ups this weekend! @westelmsantamonica.
TODAY- Saturday, 2-5pm.
1433 4th St. Santa Monica
Tomorrow- Sunday, 1-4pm.
114 E. Amerige Ave. Fullerton
Free custom engraving available on all #barofgoodness purchases, sweet treats and #holidaygiveaways!
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The most fantastic, magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish.⠀
Don't forget our pop ups this weekend and hope to see you there! DO GOOD when you shop during the holidays.
SATURDAY, 2-5pm. @westelmsantamonica.⠀
1433 4th St. Santa Monica.
SUNDAY, 1-4pm. @shareanddogood.⠀
114 E. Amerige Ave. Fullerton.
Free custom engraving available on all #barofgoodness purchases, sweet treats and #holidaygiveaways!
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Join us this Sunday at the @linkofhearts pop up where you can pick up one of our cakes. See you there!!
It’s our Merry Holiday Pop Up this Sunday at @shareanddogood! A few of our friends are joining us and part of their proceeds will be donated to various charities. @rumbundtcious will be there with the best rum cakes ever and will be providing some samples that day. Also, another dear friend of mine @magalie_renehayes will be joining us, offering her own #potsofjoy, stylish and minimal handmade cement planters and succulents for positivity, productivity, and abundance. @litcosmetics will join us as well, with a mission to put a little sparkle in someone’s day, providing some glitter products demo.
Come join us at Share and Do Good from 1-4pm, located in the heart of downtown Fullerton. Sweet treats for you, holiday giveaways and FREE custom engraving of our bestselling #barofgoodness necklace... Do good when you shop these holidays. See you there!.
[114 E Amerige Ave Fullerton, CA 92832]
Not everyone will understand your journey, and that’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand. Do what you love -love what you do - and LOVE yourself no matter what. This is YOUR life. This is YOUR journey. #bebrave#beyou
"And today, I choose to walk this way. Grateful in faith. And not knowing where the hell I'm going. Such is life. Such is love. Such is adventure. Such is the truth of every new day. Wouldn't want it any other way." [S.C. Lourie]
It's a new day. It's a new week. Let's do this Monday, and make things happen in faith and gratitude!!
Believe that every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that has yet to come.
: Dennis Hill
Inspire others by sharing your story and simply speaking your truth. Let others be inspired by sharing your imperfections, your struggles and your victories. #shareyourstory#ourstoriesofhope
There is nothing like a Mother's love... So, tell Mom how grateful you are. Make it personal and choose words that best describe how much she really means to you.
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Bold. Brave. You. We couldn't agree - or love this message - more. So we are head-over-heels in love with how @thebloomerie styles our Bar Of Goodness necklace. This is the kind of mixed messaging we can absolutely get behind. 🏼
Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.
Grace means we offer up forgiveness. Kindness. Compassion. Truth.
It's easy to give it freely to others - but it can be nearly impossible to give it to ourselves. But loving ourselves means offering up grace, living with grace, and leaning into it fully. Wholly. Even when - especially when - it's hard.
Loving someone with depression can be a test of grace - but is often the thing that can help the most.
Can you believe it's only 7 days until Christmas!! I absolutely can't wait! If you are still needing last minute gift ideas, please check out these amazing #girlbosses!!! Not only is their products GORG but the message and movement is so powerful and inspiring. Double tap and then tap to check each of them out!! !! @shop_projectnm: "I wanted every girl who wore my tee to feel unstoppable. To feel a sense of security like she is exactly where she's supposed to be. To keep pushing against all odds, and despite the occasional fear she knows she's going to make it!" @thecreatedco: "We exist to inspire, connect & empower people through everyday drinkware." @linkofhearts: "#barofgoodness Love, Courage, Gratitude, Hope. Words have infinite power to make ourselves feel a certain way. Words can comfort us in our time of need. Words are powerful!" @becausehersuccess "Your worth and value isn't defined by whether or not someone else decides you are valuable enough. Just because you aren't on display, or part of a group or valued as important by them, doesn't make you less valued or less force to be reckoned with. Walk your purpose out and thrive!"
LOVE - COURAGE - GRATITUDE - HOPE- FAITH - JOY. Words have infinite power to make ourselves feel a certain way. Our thoughts make up our words, and our words make up our actions, our feelings and our being. Words can inspire us, hurt us and bring us back to life. Most importantly, words can comfort us in our time of need.
Words are powerful. This is why we believe that our #barofgoodness remains our bestseller, engraved with inspirational words on four sides. As such, we are happy to partner up with our dear friend, @ohlovelyday to give one of you lucky ones a chance to win the "gift of words” with your very own bar of goodness necklace this holiday!
Our giveaway starts today. Simply go to @ohlovelyday and follow the instructions. Good luck!
Happy Soulful Sunday…and choose your words wisely!
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"Fearless" is one of the most common words we engrave on @linkofhearts jewelry pieces, but what I have on my own #barofgoodness (I made about a year ago!) is, "be brave". With my long battle with depression and anxiety years ago, I have learned to accept that fear will just always be by my side and a part of my being, so I never aim to be "fearless" and instead, I make it my mission to remind myself to "be brave" regardless of how much fear I encounter everyday. .
And as I read the book #bigmagic, her words validated exactly how I feel as I read, "Creativity is a path for the brave, yes, but it is not a path for the fearless, and it's important to recognize the distinction. Bravery means doing something scary. Fearlessness means not even understanding what the scary means." - definitely something to ponder.
"If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For passion will lead you right into your purpose." - T.D. Jakes
Early last year, alI I knew was that I wanted to do something where I can reach out and help anyone who is struggling with depression, because I know how it’s like to suffer from such a debilitating illness (for a long, long time!). I wanted to share my story, with the intention to connect and inspire those who are in need…. And #linkofhearts was born and it has truly become my #purpose since. I am grateful to all of you for believing in this cause, because your continued support is helping me propel and pursue this purpose. So, thank you! - Elizabeth
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Do not dare not to dare. -C.S. Lewis
Dare yourself to be daring, this weekend! Be bold. Be brave. Be you. #HappyFriday
It's Friyay! Sending you rays of sunshine and goodness this weekend! ----
A friendly reminder, today is the last day of our 5K-celebration promo code "WITHLOVE", to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Promo ends tonight at 11pm PST. Available now at linkofhearts.com/shop or see link in profile.
Whoa! Thank you 5K followers for believing in the cause of #linkofhearts. Without your continued support, I wouldn't have been able to stay on this path, be inspired and keep pursuing this mission.
As you may or may not know, this movement was inspired by my own story, both the struggles and triumphs I have come through, face to face, with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. It has been about 12 years since I completely stopped all my medications and when my true recovery started. I have come a long way and have never felt more true to myself, with this much passion and happiness. This doesn't mean struggles have stopped. Challenges continue in our day to day lives, and it just means I can see more clearly now and be so much stronger. Like many of you, I continue to fight the good fight no matter whatever comes my way. One thing I learned in this journey, is to never ever give up- no matter what. We are all here to support each other and be reminded that we are not in this alone. #youarenotalone#ourstoriesofhope - Elizabeth
Again, thank you. Sending you all my love and gratitude! Use promo code: WITHLOVE and receive 20% off any order this whole week. Enjoy shopping! Linkofhearts.com/shop or see link in profile.
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Weekends are spent only with the people you care about. Otherwise, it's pointless! #HappyFriday
Box of Goodies for all my Lovies (Happiness In A Bar) "Day 5: Been thinking of what could be the best thing to give my friends and family and I thought of this gold slim bars of Whittakers chocolate. Why? Because no person I know who can resist the bitter sweet goodness of chocolates. Especially if its made from the Dairy goodness of New Zealand. Wish these small tokens can put up a smile on everybody's faces after weeks of storm in Manila.
Shared to you thru #40DaysofGreatness for #LGG4#LGG4theGreat@lgphilippines"