I got a chain email from a dear friend today and I love the message in it.

I think we could all use a reminder to walk away from people who don’t treat us well and unnecessary negative drama in our lives. If there’s anything the coronavirus has reminded us of it’s that anything can happen to anyone at anytime. It’s reminding us of what’s important and real because everything else is just filler.

For anyone who has been through tough times recently like me, this spoke to me, and I hope it helps you too. Don’t ever let anyone take away your sunshine. You don’t need anyone to be happy and happiness doesn’t come easy all the time – for some, happiness is a choice.

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you well, pray for the ones who don’t.

Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.