The Year Is Yours. What Will You Do With It?

Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath and step on through to start the next chapter in my life. My life has been so full of blessings this year. I met the man of my dreams a year ago, married him in June, graduated college with my second degree and today I am moving to Michigan.

Life is what we make it. You can either wake up every morning and be thankful you are alive or you can wake up every morning with a bad attitude. I always am grateful for the next day I am given. How many times do we take small things for granted such as waking up every morning? If we were thankful for the little things just as we are the big things we could all live a much happier life.

Over the past six months I have been sick. Well really sick. I didn’t understand why I was going through the pain and sickness I have had. I was worried because I have been to doctor after doctor with no results. But after six long months, this past week I was finally diagnosed with Lupus. Although I was heartbroken and upset about this diagnosis, I realize God put me in this situation to see my reaction and to make it apart of my story. Yes I could be upset and use this as an excuse to be bitter, but I choose to start treatment and medication and continue to live my life thankful.

Everyone faces trials and tribulations. But your reaction is what determines the outcome. Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening it just stops you from enjoying the good. We are all going to have good days and bad, but look for the good in everyday more than the bad. I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. I hope each and everyone of you had a fantastic 2014. But I hope for a better 2015.

Happy New Year!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5


Published by Lacie

Lacie Ross is the director for the Miss Hahira Honeybee Pageant held annually in Hahira, Georgia. Among many titles, Lacie was Miss Georgia United States 2013 and Miss Georgia South 2013 where she went on to place in the top 15 at Miss Georgia USA. She has judged, directed, and competed in multiple pageants. Lacie even appeared on TLC’s “Here comes Honey Boo Boo” as a celebrity judge. Mrs. Ross is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Human Resources. She also holds an Associates in Science from Georgia Military College. Lacie is very active in the community where she has held positions as a L.A.M.P homeless shelter mentor, Second Harvest of South Georgia spokesperson, team member with the Georgia Special Olympics, ambassador for People Water, committee member for the Hahira Honeybee festival, among many others. She is currently on the board of directors and choreographer for the Miss Georgia South Pageant. Lacie is happily married to her husband, Nick, who she met on an airplane coming home from Miss United States. The Rosses have three beautiful children, Atticus, Ander, and Addleigh Elaine and reside in Highland, Michigan. A quote by Audrey Hepburn is one Mrs. Ross lives by “As you grow older, you will learn you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

3 thoughts on “The Year Is Yours. What Will You Do With It?

  1. Lace – I am so immensely proud to call you my niece, but I am equally proud to call you friend! I love you & I love your heart and cannot wait to hear of the adventures you’ll soon be having 🙂

    Aunt “T”

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