I'm often asked about the positive, open attitude that I carry in life.
"Have you always been this way?" someone recently inquired.
And the answer is pretty much yes.
Growing up, I was a happy, bubbly, open child. It was something that my mum recognized at a very young age and as a result hoped that I would be someone she could confide in later on in life. "[Ashley] is such an open child and I feel very close to her, maybe she'll be the one I open my whole heart to. Time will tell".
Following my mother's death, I made a conscious effort to maintain my positive outlook. Her death was a tragedy, but I didn't care to wallow in my grief. It wasn't easy, but I knew that my mother would have wanted me to continue to fully live, learn from my experiences and embrace all that life has to offer.
When we choose love instead of fear, doors open, serendipitous opportunities present themselves and we are empowered to live the life of our dreams. Isn't that what we're all striving for?
Today (and every day) I encourage you to choose love.
Looking for more? Check out my sweet friend Meghan's creed and Gabrielle Bernstein's May Cause Miracles.