Such a powerful quote. YES! (advisory: long read ahead)
This quote takes me back to a day of a shooting that happened right next door to our house a few years back. My medical training kicked in and I didn't hesitate to run outside to see if anyone was shot or injured because I knew there were a few people outside before the shots rang out.
I ran next door and I immediately recognized this young man (I won't mention his name out of protection) as my brother from another mother, since we grew up together throughout the neighborhood. He was shot in the right leg and the bullet had hit the artery. My friend couldn't stand up. I knew I needed a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. These Caucasian MFn neighbors that used to live next door on the other side DID NOTHING TO HELP. They were watching, pointing and laughing at me as I was yelling for help. I was in shock. I couldn't believe them but I ignored it and I ran back inside my house to find something, a cloth, a rag but no luck. Then I began yelling out for help, from someone, from anyone. The next thing I know, people and neighbors from across the street came over rushing to assist and help me and in that moment we were arm in arm. We were helping OUR brother live.
I was so worried about his leg bleeding out. One other guy began opening up a brand new t-shirt and ripped it up to make the tourniquet. I thanked him and I wrapped it around my friend's leg and tied it as tight as I could and it stopped the bleeding for the time being.
The crazy thing is...all of this happened before the EMS/ambulance arrived at the scene.
I'll never forget that day. It was touching to see us come together as one to help another in need.
I only hope to see more unification like this in these troubling times to come and that are here now. We need more random acts of kindness in this world. Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to you all. Have a blessed one.
20/01/19 catch ups with this absolute MVP ❤️ plus our faces when we realise it’ll be too long before we can catch up again 😩 (ps @jams969
were there too 😉😂)
Still crushin’ on ya, even when we aren’t roasting each other 😉🥰🤞🏼 Thanks for being my favorite full sized human, and choosing to step up 3 years ago to raise my / our half sized hooman with me . You’re alright kid. 😊❤️🤟🏼 #youdarealmvp #thyperson #iappreciateyou
Not only is it her birthday, but she also aced her thesis paper. Really just killing it out here. #youdarealmvp @mrose0933
🍽 For the people who think I dont eat healthy.😜 Courtesy of @mshummm
after a 12 hour shift. #youdarealmvp
Meal: Baked chicken with cauliflower and mashed potatoes with a sprinkle of parsley.😋
.... I’m ready for summer again
if there’s one thing that 2018 taught me, it’s to let the universe work it’s magic ✨🔮 when we let go & leave it up to the universe we say yes to infinite possibilities, we trust that things will work out the way they’re meant to; and give ourselves permission to let go of the outcome. damn, this can be a roller coaster of emotions & sometimes things faaaaarking suck shit for sure but in the end, it honestly brings me so much peace reminding myself that things are falling into place the way they’ve already been planned out to 😇 relax - everything is running right on schedule... 🤩 #shoutouttoyouuniverse #youdarealmvp
Little bit of a life update: I’ve spent the last 15 days leaning in and focusing on myself and the things that really matter to me. I’m still focusing on healthy and meaningful living. No gluten, no dairy, no caffeine, no alcohol, no added sugars, and only low GCI foods. I’ve taken the extra time I would have used for mindless snacking and drinking booze to read books and learn Spanish and French for our upcoming trip. I’ve found that to me mindfulness doesn’t always mean meditation and all of the things that I thought I wanted or needed were all things I created in my mind. I’m gaining better control over my emotions and realizing the impact that almost 30 years of unintentional living has had on my life. I’m spending less time wearing makeup, and more time building my confidence and investing in things that make me a better me. Oh and thank god for Snapchat filters. #youdarealmvp #arbonne30daystohealthyliving
If you saw my story the other day.
If you didn’t, just swipe & you’ll see.
But... I still can’t walk properly.
And I have an ice skating date with some of my favorite people on Saturday, soooooo.... I need to get better. Thanks to @nickcabero
for putting up with me at the gym tonight, though. You da real MVP.
Seriously though, can I get a round of applause for the Costco veggie trays 👏🏻 #youdarealmvp @costco
This cool looking guy always knows how to keep his cool in all the situations that I lose my shit in. Don’t know what I’d do without you. #youdareaLMVP
Yesss, you are all angels. Extra special shoutout to the ladies who review clothes and post pictures of what it actually looks like. You have saved me so much money. 🙏
As little n8, I spent way too many days (and nights) heavily tapped into the video game realm. As an entire generation transitioned from playing outside the house to inside a screen, my friends and I would rush home after school to cram the latest and greatest game cartridge into its sleek futuristic console...story continues in blog, link in bio.
I just want to take a moment to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made this project and event possible, from the entire @shoppurplehaze
family (esp Eman, Andrew and Jake), to my friends and helpers who took care of the photos and loose ends (@thc_samuel
), the dedicated coldworkers who gave up their fingertips and days off (@willcookforyou
) the artists who collaborated with me on this project (@sweaterkingpin
, and @MurdocGlass
) and of course all of the collectors and show attendees who came out to celebrate with us; it’s all of you who make these types of projects and events possible. I hope to continue to do more of these fun concept shows in the future. Much love!! -N8- 📸 Pics by @thc_samuel
On Friday night, I realized that my stump was infected. My friend, Brooke, rushed me to the E.R. Shortly afterwards, I was admitted to the hospital.
I’ve been monitored 24/7 by the awesome medical staff. They have worked tirelessly to get my pain under control, too. The surgeon said that my incision is healing beautifully.
I’m going to be in the hospital for a few more days and may possibly head to a rehab clinic from here.
I’m just putting everything in God’s hands. I don’t believe in “set backs”. This situation is simply teaching me new lessons, allowing me to rest and heal & setting me up for the best chapter of my life.
#SnowWhiteAndHerInfectedNub #DFTQ #GimpinAintEazy
Mom came to visit today, brought me lots of goodies and took me to lunch. In return, I put her to work helping me attempt a gallery wall. Thanks, Mom! #youdarealmvp
My guy who looks after me when the flu strikes and stays up with me through the night to make sure I’m ok ❤️ 🤒😷🥰 #hounddogcopper #youdarealmvp
Is this an appropriate headshot to use within my agency and committees? I can’t afford a professional photographer 😐 everyone has such nice ones on linkedin.... #brokestatus
Thank you for the prayers, honey, cough drops, tea, and kind words. I'm feeling 80% better and am AMPED for Sunday. I hope you are too. Together, we made it through Sunday and saw 5 people invite Jesus into their life. #ascentchurchva #celebrate #bottomsup
Shoutout to 📸 @lkbphotography
for the mugshot, and making it look like I knew what I was doing. It was a privilege! 🖤#youdarealmvp
ALSO: Our upgraded booking system @getsquire
is now LIVE!! Booking appointments have never been easier! Click the link in my bio 😎
A detailed description on services has also been added to better assist in deciding which treatment is best for you...Cuz I’m fancy pants. ✨
🎶I was a boat trapped in a bottle
Dying for water, you were the ocean
I was a compass, I couldn't find heaven
I didn't know how, but I was broken
I was a castaway with no end
I drew a broken heart in the sand
And you were the wave, the wave, the wave
That washed it all, that washed it all away🎶
I don’t know if people still celebrate dating anniversaries but it’s historically one of my favorite days ever so I celebrate it! I can’t believe we’ve been together for 7 years! We have celebrated so much life together and I am so grateful for you! We have had so many firsts together, and I can’t wait to see what this year holds for us. We’ve had a tough few years but I have a feeling this year is going to be our best year yet! I love you bunches and bounces! Happy Dating Anniversary!
1. The night we met
2. One of our first dates (shoutout to Drew Pate’s bday dinner at Logan’s)
3. Our first Ga Game together
4. The night we got engaged
5. The Day I chose to marry my best friend
6. My favorite photo of you
7. Celebrating our first love #godawgs
8. Proof that we still clean up good 😂
#waytogo #wemadeit7years #youveputupwithmelongerthananyone #youdarealmvp #truelove #hillsandvalleys #stormsmakeyoustronger #buildingourlovestory #Petersons
And now for #musicmonday
, I present to you “The Legend Of Crushin’ Can Man.”
Heading into the week with sick kids...again. When will it stop?!? This guy is the only one who has avoided all sickness. #breastfeeding #youdarealmvp
Let’s hope it stays that way.
The number of messages, words of encouragement and praise, likes and reactions to me and Kellen’s workout progress has been unreal!! We can’t thank you guys enough for making us feel so great!! Thank you so much!! #youdarealmvp
Enhancing the indescribable splendor of nature with #shoddy
yoga poses..... #photocred
to the random stranger who saw me trying to set up my camera to capture this image #youdarealmvp