Giving Heals & Lightens✨

Recently, I hosted a giveaway which was something very new to me. In the beginning, I saw it as a simple, kind gesture; just something nice that people do every once in a while. When I first announced this giveaway, I wasn’t extremely excited because in my head I thought, “People will only enter for the gift, not for the support” and “All I’m getting is people that are going to follow me then unfollow me when it’s all over!” In a sense, it was kind of heartbreaking knowing that I put in all of this work for something that I truly love, only to have others around me take it as a joke. I prayed and prayed that when it came time to choose the giveaway winner that I would make the right choice. Do you guys know that God works in mysterious ways? When it came to an end, I checked everything to pick the winner, but for some reason it would never load all of the names. I checked for 2 days and they still didn’t load. The third day I tried again and it still had a hard time loading. At one moment, I only saw one name. This person’s name stuck out to me, then I realized it was someone that had been supporting me from the beginning. To you guys, this may be something very small, but for me it was confirmation. That small little thing lifted my spirit and that’s when I realized that giveaways have a much bigger meaning behind them. I announced the winner and I was so excited! I gathered all of her gifts, wrote her card, and finally mailed it off. My main goal was to give her something that I always needed when I was younger. There is this quote that I love & live by❤: “Be the person you needed when you were younger”. Just because you weren’t given what you needed as a child, you shouldn’t become cold-hearted because of it. Give to others what you needed because they may need the same thing. This giveaway was much more than me giving someone makeup; it was me finally letting go of all the pent up anger and frustration from me not getting the uplifting words and encouragement that I needed as a kid. In a way, it was like I was a little girl again finally getting what I needed. We all take advantage of the meanings of giveaways. It’s supposed to be about giving and helping someone; however, we sometimes use it to give ourselves credit in the long run. If you guys haven’t noticed, I haven’t been posting a lot lately because of what’s been going on with me. I’ve had a lot of negativity try to break me down. I’ve had writers block because of all the stress that comes with the negativity. I kept trying to find ways to release it all. A lot of people kept telling me to just let it all out, talk about it on my blog, or call these people out. But I recently learned that anger doesn’t heal, it doesn’t repair, and it doesn’t help you let go. LOVE DOES❤ LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Love changes so many things. The smallest dose of it can uplift you and ways like no other. This is why this giveaway was so important to me. Knowing that she appreciates everything she received helped me realize I can’t stop what I’m doing✨ I can’t give up on you guys and most importantly, I can’t give up on myself✊🏽 All I have to say is never underestimate the power of giving, it heals the pain from the past and brings light to the future❤



P.S. Shout out to Valerie✨ She was the winner of the giveaway❤ She is such a beautiful young lady and I know for a fact she has much to add to the future💕 “Don’t forget to tell yourself, LOVE YOU SELF!”

22 thoughts on “Giving Heals & Lightens✨”

  1. You have touched my heart in many different ways, and I am ver y thankful for that. And I now you’ve touched many many others as well, Shanti no matter what obstacle tries to to stop you or bring you down, you will always have supporters who want to see you rise and succeed, it makes me very happy to see you happy & we all count on you and uplifting, touching words, they are really healing and uplifting. Thankyou so much for being such a huge hearted person and leading an amazing example for us! God blessed us with your empowering words and soul, God bless you with the best and more! We all LOVE you and will make sure to tell ourselves to love ourselves as well and everyone around us! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏

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  2. Amazing 😘😇always keep your head up because you never know who you are inspiring . People are always watching and listening whether for the good or bad .

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  3. So happy you came to this love realization 😃please don’t get discouraged as yes it can be in life sometimes but you never know what your thoughts and words bring to others that may never even comment on your blog but may still carry your message in their ♥️ hearts. I love your blog and hope you will be here for years to come!!!


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