Shine a Light: Finding Hope in the Everglades

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With a smile on your face and a tear right in your eye. May the good Lord shine a light on you.” -Rolling Stones

This week’s post is named after the Rolling Stone’s "Shine a Light" song because it’s about giving hope to others during their hardships. I love this song because it feels like a warm embrace, like a candle burning in the darkness and as powerful as seeing the sunrise again after a long night of heartache. Sometimes you just have to see life as a see-saw that goes up and down as we navigate through it. As Artistole Onassis said "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."

This week’s story is about a woman who feels a bit lost in her life as if she is wandering aimlessly through a forest.  We all have felt this at one point, I know I have. In the beginning, she is solemn and there’s a tinge of sadness in her eyes. Life isn’t going so smoothly for her. Clad in ivory like an angel, this woman is in her most innocent and purest form because it is often when we hit rock bottom that we find our true selves. No one ever wants to go through a struggle, but it is always about seeing the positive and learning that something beautiful will blossom soon. Above the woman, rays of light are sprinkling in as if to say "don’t give up, keep walking till you find your way out." And guess what, she does just that. She symbolically throws on an army jacket brimming with spikes and is ready to conquer the world again. I hope this story inspires you or a close one to keep marching on and keep these words close to your heart "This Little Light of Mine, I’m Going to Let It Shine.”  

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OUTFIT: Jenny dress from L*Space’s The Collection, Nasty Gal army jacket. 

MAKEUP & HAIR: Holly Gowers

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