Alright y’all, let’s face it, this week was hard.
No matter which end of the spectrum you landed on, whether you are in a state of celebration or mourning a hard fought loss, I hope you hear me when I say I am here. I love you. I see you. I am with you. Both sides- I am fighting to stand united with you. This week has been heavy for me to carry the weight of watching how powerful our words are. It’s caused for me to see how sharp words can be, and how quick to judge we are. I have started to write and then deleted multiple blog posts, Facebook statuses, and responses to other people’s hate. I have watched people obliterate others with their words, question other people’s faith, judge hearts, and disown friends. (I am serious, friendships have ended over the last few months because of disagreements over an election.)
In this same light, though, I challenged you a few nights ago to change the tide of our words on social media. A raging fire starts with a spark, and I wanted you to be that flicker. In the middle of darkness, I wanted to see how we could flip the power of our words for good. I got so sad and tired of seeing hate fill my Facebook wall and Instagram feed, that I wanted to do whatever I could to change SOMEONE’S day/feed. I literally prayed, “God, would you just have 50 people’s days turned around because of someone else going out of their way to tell them what they love about them.” And y’all… there was 135 (plus more on my Facebook) of you who literally took time out of your day to BUILD SOMEONE UP. What, did it take like 60 seconds to do?
Let’s be this all the time. Let’s #LoveLikeCake daily. Let’s text someone ONCE A DAY to build them up, tell them you’re proud of them, point out a characteristic of theirs that you admire… anything. I was literally crying Thursday night reading through all of your comments and thanking God for people who love so generously and lavishly. Sisters building up one another, daughters tagging their mom, best friends thanking each other for how intentionally they love, long lasted friendships that have conquered distance, and church community building up the moms in their group…. the list goes on. It was incredible. It gave me a glimpse of hope. It reminded me there is ALWAYS good out there EVEN when we all do not see eye to eye. Even when all of our world feels out of control, we can choose to love. It showed me that the power our words have is insane, and we can either use them for war or for love.
What are you going to choose?
I choose love. Even when it stings, even when it hurts, even when it doesn’t make sense, I choose love. Actually, especially when it doesn’t make sense.
It’s time to announce the winner of the Kindness Giveaway. (I wish I could give all of you a tee for being so awesome.) But, alas, I could draw just one name. DRUM ROLL….. The winner of the Kindness Giveaway is @e.maxwell!!!
Wear your Signature “Piece o Cake” tee proud, and be sure to spread kindness like buttercream frosting. If you didn’t win a tee but want to join in on the love train, head over to the shop here. Never has our world needed love more than now. What better time than now to join me in the #LoveLikeCake movement?
Restocks are ordered and coming ASAP for sold out sizes in both tees. There is ALSO a few fun winter items on their way. 😉 I am stoked about it.