Can't stop my shine!


My entire life I've always been happy.

When I was a little girl my favorite song was, "You Are My Sunshine."
I used to make my mom and grandma sing it to me constantly.

It never got old.

I never quite understood the last verse when I was younger though,
I couldn't grasp the concept of why anyone would want to take another's 'sunshine' away...
Now that I'm older I see it crystal clear.

Tuesday night my blog got a lot of "negative" reviews, so to say.

I guess you could say I have some pretty tough jealous critics...

However it's a sad situation, when the "mean critics" used to be your "friends."

So, I apologize now to any of you that follow me on twitter and had to see all the unnecessary drama that occurred.

That's not me...

I've came to these conclusions:

1. Not everyone can be happy for you.

2. There will be times in life that you get knocked down, but you have to get right back up.

3. The Lord doesn't give you anything that you can't handle.

4. Sometimes life gives you lemons, but you can choose to use the lemons to make lemonade.

5. Last but not least...

I'll end this with my favorite quote:

"If someone is trying to rain on your parade.. it's because they are jealous of your sun and tired of their shade."




  1. aww you are my sunshine was definitely one of my childhood favorites too! My first beloved dog was named Sunshine! :)

    Love that quote at the end too and LOVE your blog!

  2. I'm sorry about the negativity! BOO to those people. I'll never understand why some people choose to be like that. So glad that you are looking on the bright side! GOOD FOR YOU GIRL!

  3. great attitude! no one can stop your shine unless you let them!

  4. Oh snap! That last quote hits where it hurts. Good for you for sticking to your guns and believing in yourself. It's a wonderful quality!

  5. Great way to look at all of that negativity! PURE jealousy. That's all it is. You're beautiful, have a job that you love, you and your hubby just got married and are so in love, you have so many wonderful things coming up for you in your life! Gotta ignore the jealous people & realize that they aren't happy with themselves and wish they had your life. Why else would you be mean to someone like that? Green is not her best color ;)

  6. you are so cute!! I just came across your blog and I am loving. I also am obsessed with sunshine :)

    now following for sure!

    Classic & Bubbly

  7. Don't worry aobut it.. this is your blog.. i would just hit delete and never think another thing about it. Your cute as pit and just as sweet!! so don't worry!!

  8. saw a song lyric and it made me think of you. it's a taylor swift song. "people throw rocks at things that shine" :)

  9. Ugh, I have a feeling that those "haters" will unfortunately be there our whole lives. I've had to deal with this a lot and I don't understand why people are so cruel! I love your attitude and couldn't agree more!

  10. Why the heck would people be mean!?
    I don't get it either!

  11. I don't know what happened, but I'm sorry people were trying to bring you down. We're here for ya if you need us! And by 'we', I mean your biggest fans!! ;) By the way, sorry I've been absent so much lately, but your new layout looks fabulous! Much love!! <3

  12. sorry you got bad reviews friend. but so glad you are such a positive, amazing person to overcome it and realize it for what it is. why can't we just all get along?! bah!!! have a great weekend. Shine on! (ok that was corny....but appropriate right?) ;)

    XO, A

  13. aww don't let it get you down, you are a happy person and that shines through. Keep up the positive outlook!

  14. Thanks for sharing this post!!! Keep on the positive side~ So many people love and adore you! I enjoy your blog!

  15. Don't ever get down about what other people have to say...they are most likely miserable in their own life, so they pick on yours! You are beautiful inside and out!!

  16. Love this!! Being happy is a choice! Love your blog. Following now!

  17. oh, no! :( I have no idea what happened, but I love your positive attitude! No one can EVER take your sunshine away. xx

  18. So sorry to hear that! The only thing that you can do is keep on shining, they are obviously just jealous. Recently I was receiving some hateful/jealous comments on my blog and I decided to stop allowing anonymous comments on my blog! You just need to cut out the negative people and don't let them bring you down!

    Thanks for guest posting about our wedding on my blog this week! I loved your post!


  19. So sorry you've been getting some negativity your way! But for each bad one, theres plenty of us that are ready with a hundred good reasons! Love your blog, you seem so sweet and Im so glad you took the harsh remarks well. God bless ya girly :)

  20. So sorry to hear that! I don't understand why people are like that. They are obviously so insecure and jealous of you! Kick those mean friends to the curb! you don't need them! :)


  21. You are so right on happy girls are the prettiest! I wish every girl out there lived by that motto.

  22. This is funny because I just dealt with the same thing last weekend! It is crazy I tell ya, crazy! Glad to see you are handling it gracefully and keeping your head up!


    p.s. you are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  23. You Are My Sunshine was (and is) my favorite song too! My mom sang it to me when I was little and now I sing it to my kiddos. I even have a sign in my daughter's room that says "you are my sunshine". I love it!

    I just found your blog and it's lovely. Please visit my blog too if you get a chance.



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