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February 26, 2019


“Does our purpose on Earth directly link to the people whom we end up meeting? Are our relationships and experiences actually the required dots that connect and then lead us to our ultimate destinies?”

— Jennifer Elisabeth

The above quote offers some great questions to ponder …

I believe there is some sort of link between us and the people we end up meeting, that we meet everyone for a reason. It may be days, months, or even years until we realize why we met a certain someone or why we crossed paths with specific people, but I like to think there is a reason for it all.

Look at the image above… I mean, reallllly look at it ….

Just like in this image, we all live these parallel lives that eventually end up meeting together or crossing paths at some point, and as a result you get this amazingly connected and satisfying feeling that fades into the beauty of life…. is that where our destiny lies? Is that when we can finally see it? Is it not until we actually accept that our relationships and experiences here on Earth are the dots that connect and then lead us to our ultimate destinies?

People we meet make great mirrors. If we pay close enough attention and stop to think about our interactions with others, we can learn a lot about ourselves.

For instance, I have always believed that we continue to keep encountering difficult people because it is us (ourselves) that need to learn how to react (or the response of not reacting) to their difficultness.

I also believe that when we see something we do not like in another person it is actually something that we ourselves need to work on as well… they are a small reminder for us to continue to work on this something within ourselves.

Acceptance and being open to seeing that others are our mirrors allows us to feel more comfortable and at ease around these “difficult people” and with ourselves 🙂

“Although many things may still need to happen before you identify what your exact work will be, I know that every single person whom you’re meeting and every experience that you’re having is necessary to you discovering your purpose. They are points on a map leading you to the moment where a match will finally be lit and you will be able to see through the darkness.”

— Jennifer Elisabeth

I believe there is a meaning in most everything that happens. Look for the little things and search for those deeper meanings. Be awake. Remain awake. There will be a match and you will see.

“Sometimes you have to let go a little bit and travel the path of least resistance but this doesn’t mean that you quit when things get tough, as you are working towards a goal! It just means that you may only be able to see a rough draft of your final destination, right now, and that it’s safe to explore along the way.”

— Jennifer Elisabeth

As William Shakespeare said: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

That simple quote is so profound. Many times it is very easy to get caught up in the current of life and then we forget (some don’t realize) that we hold this power to finding our ultimate destiny.

Step back to the edge of this tidal motion of life and pause. Look around you and take notice of your actions, your words, others actions, and others words. Stop trying to be less of who you are. Then dive back into this crazy world of ours and get after it 😉 Be the person you want to be and maybe, just maybe you’ll inspire someone to do the same.

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”

— Jennifer Elisabeth

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dschaefer8.ds Feb 28, 2019 7:42am

This image grabbed by attention; but the story behind the photo captivated me. Pondering this and honoring those who come into my path this week with a new reverence.

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Shannon O'Malley

Hello! I am Shannon, a single mother to the sweetest and most wonderful 14 1/2 year old boy who’s life goal is to become a professional golfer. I grew up in and we currently reside in the northern suburbs of St Paul, Minnesota. 

By day I work full time as a Certified Medical Assistant in a Dermatology clinic. By nights and weekends I am a self-taught artist and photographer who is bound to craft of photography by feel… I’m super deeply and emotionally connected to each photo I take. This art is my passion and my creative outlet. 


  1. My son and I have an obsession with super hero movies!! We go see all the super hero movies the day they come out! I find them super exciting and the gorgeous men in them aren’t bad either ? I’m a total comic book movie nerd ;)
  2. I love to read!! I will read any way I can whether it be an actual book or by listening to audio books. I tend to read a few books at a time and have read More about 100 books in the last year. A few of my favorite authors as of late are:
  • Colleen Hoover … she tends to write beautiful love stories with lots of twists and angst ;)
  • Brene Brown … everything she writes is profound and makes so much sense to me; I swear by her words like a bible.
  • Blake Pierce … this man writes about leading women heroine characters who are FBI profilers in his serial killer crime novels and I find them to be the most intriguing!