The Invitation & Mandi's Note



There is only one invitation it would kill me to refuse, yet I'm tempted to turn it down all the time. I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn't come in an envelope. It's ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. It's the invitation to actually live, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day. Nobody turns down an invitation to the White House, but I've seen plenty of people turn down an invitation to fully live. 
-Bob Goff, Love Does 

Mandi, 
I am so proud of you! You run and dance to the beat of your own drum, and that in of itself will bring success. It's my prayer for you though as you go back to school that you define success for yourself. I pray that it looks a little like the quote above by Bob Goff. While you are busy studying and pursuing your dream of nursing, remember to live. Remember to fully embrace each part of your day- small or significant. As you do all of this, know that I am cheering you on and am your biggest fan. 

-Your Big Sister