Stress!! Can I get an AMEN?!?! It’s everywhere, everyday. I could really relate to this picture the first time I saw it. My first thought was “they didn’t do it hard enough, the page is not torn.” That’s because the first time I saw it, I was under so much stress I became physically ill. Like “let’s have minor surgery to be sure everything is ok” ill. The result – extreme stress. My doctor stated I seriously needed to find the cause and a way to deal with it. It took me a couple of weeks but I did find the root cause and I did make changes in my life. The amazing part was that as soon as I made the decision, other people started telling me I was looking less stressed, my face had more natural color (apparently ghostly white is frowned upon), and I had a bigger smile. If you are feeling stressed I sincerely urge you to seek out the source and find a way to relieve at least some of it. Please practice self-care and take care of yourselves. Why? As quoted in the movie “The Help,” because “you is kind, you is smart, you is important.” Always remember that my friends. This world needs your hope and passion to keep it going.