It can be hard to keep it positive 24/7 especially when scrolling through Instagram and seeing friends lead seemingly perfect lives. While we’re stuffing our weeping faces full of Skinny Pop, wishing we could make more money, find love, and pursue our dreams, they seem to have everything.
But wait! Before you go down this (very toxic) line of thinking, there are a couple important things to keep in mind. First, it’s important to remember that even the most “blessed” individuals have their own struggles. We must try to remind ourselves that our situation– while perhaps not as incandescently perfect as we would like it to be– could be much worse. Plus, room for improvement never hurt anyone.
One way that I am reminded of the positive effects of leading a positive life is through Rachael Ann Lunghi’s Instagram. She married young, and through the wedding process, realized that she was truly skilled in the wedding/event planning department (specifically in styling and floral design). She grew an amazing blog and acquired quite a following. Although the marriage did not last, the brand she created since then has only thrived.
Lunghi shares her beautiful soul and the things she creates through her blog and instagram handle @laceandlikes. With 33.2K followers, she has a solid platform for sharing whatever messages she would like to portray. She continuously chooses love, positivity and friendship. Some days, she shares her heart and soul, and others a simple #ootd. She is known to hashtag her posts #novel when she really gets into it words-wise. A few reasons why the positive Lunghi is positively amazing are listed below:
She is beautiful, but in a totally real and genuine way.
- Her hair is hella cool.
- She drives up and down the west coast for work.
- Her ear-to-ear smile will instantly brighten your day.
- Her style is to die for.
- She loves herself.
- Her words always seems to find the positive side of any situation.
- Did I mention her pet chicken that wanders through the house and chills on her mustard velour couch?!
Here are some of my favorite posts where she keeps it positive:
We all need to mold our outlooks after Lunghi’s. Look for the brighter side, and love each other.
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(All images via @laceandlikes)