N’oublie pas de Vivre

Hello Friends! I hope you love this #OOTD! I’ve been very into the beret trend coming back, and I don’t think I will ever let it leave me again. Growing up, I always loved French culture, French language, French cheese – heck! I love French fries! But most of all I loved French fashion. When I was 6 I found out my grandmother on my Dad’s side is French. It all started making perfect sense to me… Madeline was my favorite book. Pepé Le Pew (the French speaking, aggressively romantic skunk) was my favorite cartoon and French Toast seemed to be my specialty when I wanted to make my mom and dad breakfast in bed! I identified so strongly with the idea of being French, I studied the language all the way from middle school to my senior year and I still find myself dreaming or thinking my most beautiful thoughts in French. My Uncle Terrance who speaks 11 languages fluently often would speak to me in the language and taught me so much…Sadly as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten out of practice of speaking this language. Just like anything, if you don’t work a muscle it won’t get stronger. But one phrase that’s always stuck with me is this… N’oublie pas de Vivre. Don’t forget to live. I think it’s stuck to me because it’s my greatest challenge. We’ve all heard the popularly instagrammed quote “Don’t just exist…Live.” It can be a cliche, but only because it’s true. If we’re not careful, you can start living in a world where you just exist to merely get by. But I believe that God wants us to enjoy our life, God wants you to have FUN. He doesn’t want you to live without fun. The apostle Matthew spent three years with Jesus and he wrote, “Jesus came, enjoying life…” Matthew 11:19

I know work, ministry, family, other’s needs come first most times in our lives. But I want to challenge you. What have you done for you lately? What have you done to find rest? When was the last time you had fun? When was the last time you let yourself live in the moment?

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 8:15.

Go to a coffee shop, journal, paint your nails, blow up balloons and put them all over your room just for fun. Do a face mask, take a cat-nap, throw a tea party, go on a road trip, take a cooking class, play with puppies. Buy a plane ticket, learn a language, wear your PJ’s all day with bright red lipstick on because who cares! Take time to live. Take time to love your life. If you’re just living to please others, to collect a paycheck, to just get by – that’s not living at all. And you deserve more than that, Friend. Way more.

 

OUTFIT DETAILS…All items are linked below!

BERET

STAR NECKLACE 

PEARL BELT (similar)

SWEATER 

PLAID PANTS

SHOES (similar)

 

 

 

2 Comments

Alysha Lee

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This post could not have come at a perfect time ! Thank you thank you thank you .

Kaylan

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This is so good! Thank you for the inspiring message!

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