The Little Things
Call it a hobby, a passion, or maybe a guilty pleasure. In the end, it is something that we enjoy doing. It is that little thing that makes us happy. It brings us into our own world and releases the burden and the worries that we may carry on our shoulders. It is up to us, what we do with this “this little thing.” We can keep it intimate and to ourselves or we can share it with others; as long as we are happy doing what we love. “Follow your passion. It will lead to your purpose” - Oprah Winfrey
Friendship and Family
This love is close to our hearts, it feels as if we were born already loving these people. It’s one with an abundant amount of trust and forgiveness. The moments with our family and friends are irreplaceable and kept in a special place in our hearts. From watching grandparents dancing in the kitchen to sitting in a circle laughing and reminiscing. At the end of the day, our family and friends may be all that we have or maybe all that we really need.
That Special Someone
Life is extremely fast paced, we are all in a race to reach our dreams and become successful. Unexpectedly, a person walks into our lives, sets a tent in our hearts, and maps out a route to a destination of forever. We catch ourselves getting lost in their eyes and throwing the map out the window. The world continues to move fast but we are at a stop in time with that person. This feeling takes over and we find ourselves at ease and not in a rush. And we are perfectly okay with that; reality has finally become better than our dreams.
An Everlasting Love
We are all made from love. God’s greatest gift is this. The greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. Do we love Him? Yes, we do. Do we fail him? Daily. Does He love us? More than we will ever know. Has He ever failed us? Never. God said, “You do not have to worry about love. For as long as I am existing, you will be loved.” God’s love is consistent and unconditional. He is a merciful God. He cares for us with arms wide open, no matter what we do.
This feeling is a simple thing. We are born with it embedded in us. It is wanting happiness for others even if it may come before your own. Love is not selfish; it is accepting the fact that we are human and we are not perfect. We all make mistakes. It is about patience, trust and forgiveness. It is about passion, strength, and motivation.
Photograph by Jessica Tremp
About the Gracious Guest Author
Brandie Ribeiro is a Fashion Design student with a focus on Bridal Design. She believes God gave us all our own talents. It is our duty to use our talents. God gave me the talent to make people feel beautiful. He gave me this talent to sew and design and to see things from a different perspective.
He blessed me with parents who raised me with love and taught me to do everything I do with love. Doing my talent with love has brought me to bridal design. It is my honor to turn a bride’s dream into reality and make her feel her most beautiful on the special day.