Missing Person, Kelly Nash


I wanted to share this on my blog in hopes it could reach a wide range of people. He is local to Buford, GA. Any help, even just sharing this image, is appreciated! I went to school with Kelly Nash when I was younger, and although I do not know him personally now, I can only imagine the pain and worry his parents, girlfriend, friends, and other loved ones are experiencing. But there’s not only pain, there’s hope. And hope must not be lost. No matter where you live, you can make a difference and help to bring him home! Please check out this facebook page and share the image I posted above. I appreciate you taking the time to read this! My prayers are with Kelly, his family, friends, and loved ones. May he return home soon, safe and unharmed.


There has been a fund started for the search efforts / reward offered for information leading to his return! Please donate anything you can; any amount helps!


52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week 1

Week 1: Why start this challenge?

Why would I want to write about gratitude surrounding pre-determined topics for 52 whole weeks?! Here’s why…

To become more self-aware. I want to take the time to actually consider what I’m thankful for and why, and how that gratitude impacts my life. I hope I can learn to become more thankful for things, and to share my gratitude regularly. I often forget all of the things I have to be thankful for and jump to the things I don’t have or the things that aren’t going my way. I would like to turn this thought process around and believe I can through the process of this challenge.

To share my gratitude. By being given 52 topics, I will be forced to think of and evaluate my gratitude towards things that otherwise may not immediately come to my mind. I can’t wait to share my gratitude with others through my blog, but also in my everyday life as well. I also aspire to find different ways to share my kindness with others. Even if I am not thanked for my time, energy, etc. I know that I have done something to make a positive impact in someone’s life. It isn’t all about the thanks and acknowledgment, you should do things for others because it makes you feel good. I’ve learned that over the years and can’t wait to continue acting it out.

To hold me accountable. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I often slack on updating it. Even if you read my past posts, there are long gaps of time passing between each blog entry. I really do have good intentions of updating my blog often. I would love to blog every day, but time just does not always allow that. I love to write and share with the world, but life gets in the way sometimes. By doing this challenge, I am committing to writing in my blog at least once a week. That may not seem like much, but I have gone about a YEAR without writing in my blog before, and that’s something I don’t want to happen again. I want my words to reach others and inspire them, entertain them, and whatever other positive things others may gain from reading my blog.

This may not have been the most exciting blog post, but I followed along with the first weekly topic of the challenge! In other exciting news, I am taking a blogging 101 course through WordPress. I have had my blog for quite some time but I know there is more I could learn about blogging. We will see if I gain some cool new insights into blogging! I look forward to sharing more with you all soon. If you like what you read in my blog and want to read more, you can subscribe to my blog via email and will receive an email when I update my blog! Feel free to follow and connect with me on social media as well! I have some pretty cool Pinterest boards, and I love to tweet 🙂

Thanks for reading!


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52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge



According to a quick Google search, gratitude can be defined as, “the quality of being thankful.” I know that I haven’t updated my blog since Thanksgiving (please forgive me for my slacking), but my last post was all about being thankful, and what I have learned about thankfulness (what else would I write about on Thanksgiving). But I have really learned over the past few years how to be thankful and not take anything for granted. However, that doesn’t mean I am always faithful in giving thanks when it is due and having an attitude of gratitude.

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge

During one of my late night Pinterest explorations, I came across something called “52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge.” After clicking the link on Pinterest, it took me to a blog of someone who completed the challenge and I loved reading about it (check it out here)! It’s essentially a list of 52 things to blog about, while describing your gratitude towards said things. At least, that is my take on it and what I want it to be. I know that I am always saying how I am going to consistently update my blog and then I fail to follow through, but I thought this 52 week challenge would be a great way to get me blogging at least once a week (and hopefully more)! I’ve already got a topic to write about so no excuses, right?

I won’t be starting the challenge tonight, as I am almost ready for bed since it is after midnight. But I will be starting it either tomorrow or Monday! And I would LOVE it if any other bloggers want to join me in the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge! I think it will be an awesome opportunity to focus on the positive and show gratitude for things often overlooked, no matter how big or small it may be.

Below is an image of the challenge from the above mentioned blog, which I found via Pinterest.


I hope you will all enjoy following me during this challenge. If you want to subscribe to my blog, I have added a place to do so on my home page. You can just enter your email and will be notified of my new posts. Also, you can follow me on social media by clicking the buttons on my home page.

Thanks for reading!