*It* Can Happen to Anyone

On Sunday, the Las Vegas shooting happened.  And in the last month, there has been hurricane Irma and Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, DACA uncertainty, North Korea, and the London attack.  And before that, Hurricane Harvey and the Barcelona attacks.

I going to say it, the world is a pretty fricken scary place right now.  From natural disasters to terrorists to crazy world leaders.  What the hell is going on?

I don’t know.  And I don’t know what I’m feeling.

I’m a mixed bag of sad, scared, worried, upset and frustrated.

And while I can keep talking about weddings, I can’t help but think about people trying to get clean water or figuring out how to go on.

Today I feel the need to stop and remember the important things and just be grateful.  Grateful for the people in my life and for everything I have.

I’m lucky to work in a happy industry, where love and joy abounds.  Where there are smiles and life-changing moments.  But, it’s easy to get caught up in the linen color or flowers and forget the important stuff – the people by your side who love you.

So, today I’m taking a much-needed moment to appreciate all that I have.  And I want you to do so as well.  I feel like I’ve been writing this same post a lot this year, but it keeps coming back.  Perhaps because of the world we live in, now more than ever, it’s so important.

Step away from wedding planning or work or running errands and appreciate what you have.  You never know what tomorrow will bring.  Life can change in an instant.  *It* can happen to anyone.  It could be a natural disaster, a crazy gunman or an illness or an accident.

Appreciate what you have now.  And love fiercely.  Go give some big hugs, write some mushy emails and take the time to make those long distance phone calls.

And then send some love out into the world.  Because let’s be honest, the world could use it.  People could use it.  Not just people you know, but those you don’t.  And not just those suffering from the recent devasting events, but your neighbor or waiter or the random guy in the park.  There are a lot of people who could use some support and a helping hand.

We are stronger together.  Be a friend.  Share your love and let’s try to make this world a little less scary and little more joyful.

A old neon sign with hearts and doves from the Neon Museum in Las Vegas

This is an old neon sign from the Neon Museum in Las Vegas.  My heart and prayers go out to all those affected by the Las Vegas shooting.

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