“In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”-Laurence Sterne 👌🏼🌟 Reflecting back on Valentine’s Day I can’t help but think we should have a better mindset about this holiday. For exemple, my flight was delayed and I ended up spending the evening by myself wandering in another country. But guess what, I made the best of it! I went for a stroll in Central Park, treated myself to a warm coffee and delicious chocolates, got my doggos some gifts then went to the the airport and had dinner & chatted with airport staff. I messaged my mom and my friends. I was happy to see some of them having a wonderful night with their loved ones. I never once felt lonely.. people choose to feel that way. I could never feel lonely because I know that when I get home I’ll have my dogs waiting for me, I know that my mom loves me as much as I love her, I know that if I pickup the phone my friends will always be there; I know that I am loved and I also love myself. I don’t wait for occasions to celebrate, I actually tend to never wait for special occasions but rather make the best of the time I have with the people I love without needing an excuse for it. I chose to always see the positive of every situation and I chose to love my life. I wish more people would get it, being happy in your own skin really is the best feeling in the world.. and it doesn’t mean you’re perfect or vain or narcissistic, it’s about accepting who you are, the good, the bad & the ugly; making peace with yourself. It’s ok to be alone, it shouldn’t make you feel lonely.
My beautiful Elena, welcome to this great big world. When I look in your eyes I see nothing but love and happiness. I wish for you to never lose that. There will be times life will be rough, it’ll be unfair, but please don’t let it change you. Remember that your moms will always love you no matter what happens, how hard you hurt or how bad you mess up. Trust me, your mama Audrey and I have done probably worst over the last 10 years that’ll you’ll ever do in your lifetime. We know what you’re about to go through. We will ground you, we will set you straight but secretly we’ll be laughing.. just a little. Today your mom told me you are the greatest thing she has ever accomplished, and guess what, you’ll always be. You’re in good hands little angel, enjoy the ride and let us love you unconditionally 🙏🏼💕👼🏻🎀🌟 #elenameltsmyheart#newborn#baby#babygirl#babiesofinstagram#bestfriends#become#guardianangels
Working on a little reno project that warms my heart on this freezing cold day. At @centrerefugenymous it’s more than just animals, we are a family that unites humans and animals that help each other and as much as it’s important to save the animals it’s also important to take care of the people that take care of the animals. So with the help of my suppliers I’m surprising Rachel and Jacques with brand new tiles floors everywhere from @italbec , a new toilet, sink and bathroom accessories from @eautendance , a new quartz countertop by @graniteausommet a new tub and glass shower door by MAAX and new faucets by BARIL. Thank you for your immense generosity, I guarantee life will give it back to you. 🙏🏼❤️🐾 I can’t wait to show you the before and after ! #payitforward#helpyourneighbor#bigorsmall#dogood#begood
☃️❄️🌲I had a an amazing time snow shoeing yesterday, I forgot how fun it was (and how tough😅)! BTW I never understood people why complained about the weather.. is it just random small talk !? Do they really hate the weather ?! To begin with, if you live in Canada you have experienced -30 and +30 degrees all your life, you should be used to it by now, it shouldn’t surprise you. You adapt the way you dress, the way you drive and your activities accordingly. Complaining about it will not change the weather, so why complain ? Simple life rule: if you want to complain, make sure it’s worth complaining about. Before complaining about something, see if there’s a solution and bring it up with the-said problem. If you need help finding a solution ask for it. If there are no solution for it, find a way to deal with it. We are fortunate enough to live in a safe and wealthy country that has no tsunamis, no volcanos, no devastating storms, only small earthquakes and tornados, our weather also keeps us away from deadly animals like snakes, sharks and crocodiles, we have beautiful forests, pure water and electricity, all this because of the said weather so think about it next time you want to complain. I also think that because we are fortunate enough to get all 4 seasons we should have learned by now to appreciate each of them for their own beauties. #quebec#canada#winter#winterbeauties#snowshoeing#whitemountains#topofthemountain#loveyourlife#begrateful#beautifulsnow#peacefulwoods
Helping the animals at @centrerefugenymous is our mission but we can’t forget the people behind it. The people who have sacrificed their lives to take care of them, the ones who clean, feed and treat them everyday. Yesterday, we wanted to thank Rachel & Jacques for all the work they do at the sanctuary. We started with a wine and cheese at my place followed by an absolutely delicious meal @morettimtl (thanks to @monaco_nicola27 & @semprealessio for taking care of us) and we ended up at the Place Des Arts to watch @plpomerleau ‘s stand up comedy show. Ohhh man did we ever laugh, non-stop, thank you so much PLP and @frankydee84 . We are currently building an amazing committee to organise a fund raiser in March. I will keep you posted. Ohhh and, scroll through to see how the night ended, Rachel got inspired by my last post and decided to recreate it.. I’m just waiting on her philosophical quote 😅😅 Rachel & Jacques, we love you, admire you and support you. #animallovers#refugenymous#wildlifesanctuary#wildliferescue#goodtimes#friendsthatbecomefamily#begrateful#giveback