I’m curious, Do you take the road less traveled? Or the path of least resistance? Which journey brings you the most joy? The beauty of this is there is no single right or wrong answer. Let me know which path or road you take? 🤗
Everyone must choose the path, road, and journey that best fits them. Is taking the path of least resistance the easy way out? Is taking the road less traveled a harder more perplexing route? Who knows. Everyone will have a different answer, as everyone has different likes and or dislikes, different goals, and different dreams.
For me, I have always been a bit of a trailblazer, embarking on the roads less traveled and at times, even creating my own path or detour. This is life. It is crazy, it is wonderful, it can be magical, and yes, at times it can also be downright awful. But hey that’s the glory and the sacrifice we make when living a full life. Because if you’re not truly living your life, what are you doing with your journey, your life adventure? Thank you for sharing this perfectly imperfect journey with me. Can’t wait to read your answers ⬇️🙌🏼 ❤️Always, JLee Your #Sweet16
Always be you. Embrace your uniqueness, as that’s what makes you beautiful. 🤟🏼🌈🙌🏼 . “Don’t be discouraged, oh I realize, It’s hard to take courage. In a world full of people, You can lose sight of it all. The darkness inside you Can make you feel so small. Show me a smile then. Don’t be unhappy. Can’t remember when, I last saw you laughing. This world makes you crazy And you’ve taken all you can bear Just call me up, ’Cause I will always be there.
I see your true colors, shining through. I see your true colors. and that’s why I love you! So don’t be afraid to let them show, your true colors. True colors are beautiful, I see your true colors Shining through!!” –written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, performed by Cyndi Lauper
Chautauqua!!! Have you ever been to #chatauqua in #bouldercolorado ?? It is one of my favorite spots and was such a wonderful treat taking Lil Sweet home to #colorado for a little #hometownvisit 🤗 . Staying connected to my roots, where I came from, where I grew up, is so important to me. I am so grateful for all of my childhood friends from #preschool and #kindergarten as my friends are very much my family. . In today’s extremely fast-paced world, it can be easy for some to be swept up and forget where they came from. However, I truly believe there is a lot of value in remaining grounded and humble, and remembering where you came from is key. Thank you Colorado for such a special hometown visit!! 🖤 Always, JLee Your #SWEET16
What is YOUR special talent or hidden skill?? I can’t wait to learn about all of the special things that make each of you, you. 🤗
Everyone has a nifty talent or skill, that makes them unique. Embrace what makes you, YOU. As no one else can be YOU! Please trust me when I say, “YOU ARE SPECIAL”. In a world of conformity, nurture the things that make you special and unique, as those things will carry your far and help you grow into the beautiful life that is meant for you.
WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN, WHAT LIFTS YOU UP?? Taking time each day to center, contemplate, reflect and acknowledge what you are grateful for, is priceless. Giving daily gratitude feeds the soul, nourishes the heart & stimulates the mind. Giving thanks forces the mind to shift into a positive space; looking at the good versus dwelling on the bad.
When life gets messy and difficult, I force myself to stop whatever it is I am doing in that moment and meditate/think about what I am grateful for; what makes life good and meaningful. My daily list of gratitude always consists of people, as I am very much a people person. To me life is rich and beautiful when shared with others; when choices are made to benefit and serve a greater good and cause versus being self serving.
Giving back and volunteering are also wonderful for lifting spirits during times of pain and sorrow. Giving back and being grateful help lift me during difficult times and I hope it can help you too. I am so grateful for YOU. Thank you for sharing the perfectly imperfect journey with me. 🖤 Always, JLee your SWEET16.
There are certain things that simply break my heart. Injustice, unfairness, cruelty, malice, hatred and unnecessary tragedies, crush me. Such a acts are mind boggling, as the magic of life comes from working together, as a family, as a team, as a community.
Though this moment looks like a tragic defeat, it actually marks an emotional victory. • Seconds before this moment, the contestant had just taken the deal. When asked which case she would’ve opened next, she pointed to me and said “Sweet 16!!” I was shaking and could barely breathe. I was still terrified even though she had just taken the Deal (meaning she was in the clear; her winnings were secured). Howie cued me to open my case and when I looked inside and saw that I held The Million $ (meaning she lost the million and her deal would have dropped drastically), my knees crippled out of sheer relief and joy that she had taken the deal and that I hadn’t been the bearer of dream smashing news. • I had no idea I was going to become so connected to each contestant; rooting for their dreams and sharing their excitement and nervousness. I wanted each and every one of our contestants to win, because we have truly wonderful souls on our amazing show. 🤩🙌🏼 • In a world filled with far too much hatred and anger, I can only hope that we ALL can work together, to build a better future, full of tears of joy and gratitude vs tears of pain and sorrow. Love Always, JLee aka Your #SWEET16 🖤🤟🏼
Bringing you #balance on this awesome and special #internationalwomensday 🤗🙌🏼🤟🏼 Balancing life can be difficult and sometimes downright frustrating but once attained, balance can lead to wonderful things. To me, International Women’s Day isn’t about one sex/gender being superior to another. But rather, it’s a celebration of unity; of a world where men and women can coexist and thrive, in a harmonious balance. – Countless incredible women have inspired and mentored me. I am profoundly grateful to know so many wonderful, intelligent, kind, funny, strong and brave souls. I believe that empowerment comes from supporting each other, believing in each other, and loving one another. Yes, it might sound cheesy but support, belief and unconditional love are a great foundation for success. A solid foundation gives hope and encourages dreams, serving as the fuel that keeps pushing us when life gets tough and rocky. With support and love, our mistakes don’t feel as much like utter failures, and our times of doubt and sorrow, become more manageable. Words of encouragement, kindness, and gratitude are always empowering. I am truly grateful to be on this journey and adventure with all of you, as life is full of endless possibilities and wonder when shared. – I encourage you to empower someone today. Tell someone something special and unique about them. Root for the underdog. Help lift someone up. What do YOU do to empower others? What does #internationalwomensday2019 mean to you?? – Wishing you all a safe and wonderful weekend!! 💛 Always, JLee Your #Sweet16
Some say “don’t look back” but if we don’t take the time to stop and reflect, how will we learn and grow? Taking the time to look back and reflect, is something that can be difficult at times, especially in times of tremendous grief and loss. However, I believe that every obstacle, every loss, can serve as a growing point, giving us the opportunity to become stronger and wiser. – Looking back doesn’t mean dwelling or swimming in regret and remorse, but rather serves as a gauge for us to monitor our own self-growth and self-awareness. Take a minute, and assess where you are in your journey right now. Where were you a month ago? 6 months ago? A year ago? – I have a pretty good feeling most of us have experienced some degree of growth and change. Every day is a chance to evolve and become even better than we were yesterday. Thank you ALL for sharing this adventure called LIFE! ❤️ Always, JLee your Sweet #16
What’s in my case?!?? Every day is a surprise and a gift. As we progress through our day and see it unfold, we are given choices, opportunities and little gems of encouragement, along the way. • What do you choose to do with the choices and opportunities that come your way?? • Do you perceive obstacles as roadblocks or challenges? • When life gets tough, do you give up and surrender? Or do you dig deep in your heart and soul, and pull from your knowledge and experience, and continue onward? • Life is a journey with many twists and turns. Many ups and downs. Filled with love and tormented with heartbreak. Every day is full of light and darkness. And the beauty is, that we have the ability, the choice, to always keep moving forward. ❤️ JLee Your Sweet 16
Strength is not solely physical but very much something that comes from within. To me, strength is a culmination of one’s physical, mental and emotional capacity.
So much of life is determined based on the choices we make and how we choose to act on them. Strength is the ability to dream and think outside of the box.
Strength is the determination to keep pushing towards your goals, in spite of constant obstacles. Strength is courage. Strength is perseverance. Strength is being able to make, accept and transform your mistakes into lessons, so they enrich your journey vs deplete it. We are strong. We are capable. We are able. We are perfectly imperfect and that’s what makes us all beautifully unique humans. Stay strong and always know that our strongest powers come from within.