Blogging on The Brightside

"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." -The Little Engine That Could

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”

— Charles Jones


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“Many things in life will catch your eye but few will catch your heart… Pursue those.”

— Michael Nolan

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“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

This one goes out to a close friend who is having a tough time. I can tell you that I have been there and you will make it through. It may seem like that forest you’re in is beyond disorienting and you’re having a trouble determining which way is up. Just know that others know the map and can help you through it. It might take a couple different paths than we took, but we’re here if you need us.

It will be okay. You have plenty of people ready to hold your hand and walk you through it. I’ve said it before, and I love to repeat it– moving on and moving forward does not take big steps. It’s all about that forward progress– just don’t stop. Keep going until it feels better…

… And if you need more than one pint to fix it, no guilt. Heal how you have to. 🙂

Love and Light,



“May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.”

— Irish Blessing



The Definition of Courage and The Power of Vulnerability

Courage: to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.

I love this definition and I love this video. Please take a moment to realize that you are enough. Please take a moment to let yourself feel. Tell your story with your heart and by being exactly who you are. And realize that vulnerable is one of the best things you can be.

The Power of Vulnerability

Love and Light, Carly


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