live and let go

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but I figured today was a good opportunity.

Thank you all for the love you’ve shown me. Not just for my birthday, but everyday. I couldn’t imagine a better support system and I get so excited to share my adventures with you. 22 brought so much happiness and surprises into my life. I can only hope that 23 will be half as great.

To me, birthdays are so wonderful because you realize how many people care about you. So, I just want to reciprocate the love and say thank you a million times. You all make me smile, make me laugh, make me want to work harder and do bigger things. You all are inspiring. Inspiration is what keeps dreams alive. So, go out and do whatever it is that you want to do.

And to my friends and family, obviously you have such a big place in my heart. Love you.

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1 : the act of giving thanks
2 : a prayer expressing gratitude
3 a : a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness 

—Thanksgiving, in my opinion, is one of the most genuine of holidays. Yeah, Sure it’s about the feast too, but its mainly about showing your gratitude for whatever may have happened over the year(s). Showing your thanks to God, family, friends…. It is a time of reflection and recognizing all the blessings in your life that sometimes get overlooked during our busy lifestyles.  Ok, it’s about the sweet potato casserole with the tiny marshmallows on top, too. 

—For me, this year has been quite a whirlwind. It is sometimes hard to wrap your head around all the blessings in your life at the moment, but looking back at this past year truly takes my breathe away. That’s not to say that there haven’t been some heartaches and disappointments, but I know that all of those speed bumps have brought me to where I am right now.

—Over the course of these past 12 months Ive done things I dreamt of as a little girl and experienced things I never saw coming. I have so many things to be grateful for. A loving family, a handful of trustworthy friends, an exciting job that I look forward to, genuine supporters, and an extremely adorable dog just to name a few. God has given me a life that I far from deserve and I know that all the glory goes to Him. 

I also want to thank all of you for supporting what I love to do. You all completely and utterly  rock my face off. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you and I appreciate you more than these words on my tumblr could ever express. 

—Also, this Thanksgiving marks the 2 year anniversary of knowing everyone involved with Pretty Little Liars. Troian, Shay, Ashley and I were all in Vancouver for Thanksgiving in 2009 to begin shooting the first episode of PLL. I remember vividly sitting at the dinner table, eating a turkey day meal that a lovely Canadian restaurant whipped up for us since we were away from home. Specifically I remember thinking about how our lives were going to change and that we were all a part of something extremely special. So, happy anniversary to my Pretty Little Liars fam ;)

Now…go eat  and show some love to everyone you care about! 

Xo, Luc