Heroes and Heartache

Hi Guys! This week I intended on posting a few times, but my heart was hurting too bad to post. As most of you know, Las Vegas would be what I call “my hometown”. And my hometown experienced tragedy. Although I wasn’t there, if you have watched even one of the many videos out there, you will never be the same either. I wish people would stop posting these graphic videos, especially out of respect for the victims.

Also, I am a very empathic person. When I speak to someone, I feel their raw emotions. I feel their pain. And I am right there with them in whatever is happening. After watching several of these videos Monday, the next couple days were hard. I tried to not think about it, but every time I went on Facebook a new video had been posted. The news was nonstop as well.

Putting all of our opinions aside, we need to be supporting and empowering the survivors. I truly believe I am changed after this event, and I wasn’t even there. The biggest wake up call for me was that every small little thing in day to day life, doesn’t even matter to me anymore. My “problems”.. (HA) are nothing. And we really can learn a lot from this. We need to live our lives for those who can’t. Do everything to the fullest, for them.

Remembering and honoring the victims who died has also been something high on my list. I even have mutual friends with a few people who have passed or are injured, and it really inspired me to have this new outlook. Suddenly life has become so much more precious. In all of this pain, came realization, and I’m thinking other people have also had this realization as well.

LIFE IS UNEXPECTED, PRECIOUS, AND BEAUTIFUL. I felt the need to post about this because I am really moved by the stories of the heroes who went back into this battlefield and saved others. The togetherness that this brought to the Las Vegas community, is extremely inspiring. I am proud to see my city pushing through together as a family.

A lot of times we get caught in the day to day, and don’t ever stop and take a moment to breathe and appreciate and love others. This week especially, I have been smiling and talking to every person I meet, because you never know how long you have on this earth. Why not make this world a better place? You have that power! Wake up with gratitude, spend your day appreciating. There is always something to be thankful for! The more you think of these things, the more you realize how blessed you really are.

And to my friends that were there, I am sending you the world’s biggest hug and I’m here for you if you need anything.  ❤

I love you all so much!

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Ashley is a vegan flight attendant sharing her personal style, lifestyle and adventures with all of you! For inquiries or collaborations please email seeknvegan@gmail.com

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