All Shook up

All Shook Up

Picture this:

Hollywood, CA 10pm

My daughter Malia and her high school friends finished an Escape Room.

I wait for them in the car as I watched chubby rats unsuccessfully jump into the towering trash cans.

We were chilling at a Starbucks parking lot saying our goodbyes when three people started running towards us.

They were running away from a guy who was pointing a gun saying he was going to shoot.

They were trying to hide behind our cars.

As soon as we heard that, we (Malia and her friends Arden and Weston) and I high tailed it into my SUV.

As I made a U-turn I glanced across the street and sure enough there was a man with a handgun.

The other parent who was there didn’t budge and stayed with his kid to find out more.

One of the girls said I’m shook!

After the adrenaline died down the kids went back to laughing and said they are forever bonded over a terrifying incident.

The next day Rodney were at Palisades Village with our dog Mochi and bumped into one of the parents of the kids.

Turned out she never mentioned the incident to him.

Isn’t that interesting? Isn’t that refreshing to see she left the incident in the past and didn’t continue to mull over it?

That evening, as we were driving back I put an invisible cloak over us and said silently All is Well.

Then I played music from my Sacred Playlist on Spotify to calm our anxious brains

When you’re shaking, what do you do?

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Inspirational quote

Whenever I’m down I listen to this song and read the lyrics. point_down

I hope you find it as inspiring and uplifting as I do.

Today’s a new day, but there is no sunshine
Nothing but clouds, and it’s dark in my heart
And it feels like a cold night

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Today’s a new day, where are my blue skies
Where is the love and the joy that you promised me
Tell me it’s alright

I almost gave up, but a power that I can’t explain
Fell from heaven like a shower
I smile, even though I hurt see I smile
I know God is working so I smile
Even though I’ve been here for a while
I smile, smile
It’s so hard to look up when you’ve been down
Sure would hate to see you give up now
You look so much better when you smile, so smile

Today’s a new day, but there is no sunshine
Nothing but clouds and it’s dark in my heart
And it feels like a cold night

Today’s a new day, tell me where are my blue skies
Where is the love and the joy that you promised me
Tell me it’s alright

I almost gave up, but a power that I can’t explain
Fell from heaven like a shower now
I smile, even though I hurt see I smile
I know God is working so I smile
Even though I’ve been here for a while
I smile, smile

It’s so hard to look up when you’ve been down
Sure would hate to see you give up now
You look so much better when you smile
Smile for me
Can you just smile for me
Smile for me
Can you just smile for me

Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
(And while you’re praying)
Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
(Look in the mirror)
Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
(Always remember)
You look so much better when you smile, come on
I almost gave up, but a power that I can’t explain
Fell from heaven like a shower now
I smile, even though I hurt see I smile
I know God is working so I smile

Even though I’ve been here for a while
I smile, smile
It’s so hard to look up when you been down
Sure would hate to see you give up now
You look so much better when you smile, so smile

Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
Smile

See I just want don’t you to be happy

‘Cause then you have to have something you haven’t been
I want you to have joy ’cause can’t nobody
Take that away from you
I see you smile

Motivational Quote

Aloha friend,

I’m back in Hawaii with the whole family to celebrate my 20th Wedding Anniversary with Rodney ❤️❤️❤️ and to spend time with my mom and dad!

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