bright lights

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

– Thomas Edison

In a short seven days, I have learned a lot about myself, my friends, my family, and my life. I was forced to re-prioritize my life and ask for some much needed support. I truly believe that life’s battles make you stronger and smarter. They are an opportunity to seek clarity, understand, and learn.

To everyone that has reached out to my in the past week, you hold a special place in my heart. I love you all to death. You are truly bright lights in this world.

At the end of the day, we all want to be loved.  We strive and look forward to love.

Be the absolute best to your friends. Be the one who believes in love. Be the friend that…

  • Practices compassion
  • Offers support
  • Embraces kindness
  • Inspires others
  • Listens with your whole heart

And whatever you do…. give give give. Give more than you take.

“To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.”

– John Lubbock

It’s important to remember that life isn’t always simple. Never change what you were, change what you are. You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be. ❤

I stumbled upon a beautiful talent this week: an Aussie artist, Sia Furler. I’ve always held music close to my heart and now I hold this wonder too:

I am more aware than ever that I cannot go through life alone. I am not as strong as I want myself to be. By asking for help, I am starting to realize what I need. By asking for help, I have not failed nor weak or damaged. By asking for help, I am human.

Today is a new day…

With extra massive love, Me. XO

PS – One more note on “bright lights” in this world… :) I am blessed to have a young woman in my life named Marley.  Although I barely know her, I can tell she has soul, compassion, and love for those that touch her life.  She also has an insightful blog that warms my heart. If you want to learn more about this bright light, follow her at: @marleylynng and/or subscribe to the blog at…


  1. JLeeD (Jenn!) July 20, 2010

    Beautiful post Jillian… Hope everything is ok and that you find the strength and support you need in whatever is happening in your world. Lots of Hugs!

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