Decide to be full

What a busy and blessed day today was! Let me tell you about it.

First I went to rehearsal with the girls and then we had lunch with the Lion’s Club of Mobile which was absolutely splendid. IMG_0350Then Kathy and I were off to a sponsor visit where we met with State’s Club Sponsors Buick GMC and Mercedes Benz of Mobile. Both the gentlemen I met with were so fantastic and inspiring. Thank you for making me believe I can achieve my dreams! IMG_0361Our next stop was to the Mulherin Home which is a home for mentally disabled adults. It was the perfect afternoon because they danced with me!IMG_0374IMG_0371All my friends I met there touched my heart in such a special way today. They taught me, you don’t have to have a perfect life to be happy. None of these people’s lives are close to being perfect on the outside, but they are so full because they are happy to be alive. They smile because they can and they dance because life is worth celebrating. This afternoon really opened my eyes and gave me a new perspective. If these people can be joyful in any circumstance, then why can’t we? We absolutely can and the way to do it, is to decide to.IMG_0365Decide to be happy. Decide to be full of joy. Decide to build people up and be an encourager. Decide to dance and sing because it’s fun. Decide to live your life different than the rest of the world. IMG_0376Every single person I met today is a child of God and He created them perfectly, whether we think so based upon what we see on the outside. Let’s be a community that lifts people up and helps them reach their full potential. Let’s give more compliments and love people for who they are, not what they can do. Let’s be a people that believe in each other and set our own problems and aspirations aside to help someone else. These small easy lifestyle choices can make a big difference in someone’s life. IMG_0367After our visit, I had a mock interview with the judges and boy do we have a good panel this year! I had so much fun getting them ready for the interviews tomorrow, I can’t wait for them to meet all the girls. Then I got to see my family because THEY ARE IN MOBILE NOW!! WHOOOOO!!! IMG_0378In the evening I had a lovely dinner with the judges at Felix’s and now I’m dead tired again, so I’m going to put this blog post and myself to bed and hit the hay! See you tomorrow!!! IMG_0379IMG_0380

Love always,

Nicole #dostuff

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