Dash of Sass: Changes & Transitions

ShakenI found this quote of mine on another quote page and wanted to share it with you guys today because I feel strongly that this is a season of transition, not just for me but for lots of people. Someone told me yesterday: “I get excited when I see people who are broken because I know the size of the breakthrough that’s coming” and that really inspired me. I don’t know what you’re going through today, but I just wanted to encourage you that whatever you’re walking through, there IS another side. There IS an ending to the confusion and hurt and fear and stress. The sun WILL shine again. Things will make sense again. Maybe not now, in the midst of the struggle or the shake-up…but someday soon. And all the stuff you are contending with right now will someday be looked back upon as the very circumstances that made you stronger, and better, and more empathetic toward other people who are walking in the shadows. So keep going. Let your arms fall and stop trying to hold all the pieces together. Maybe it’s okay if it all falls apart. Or maybe it’s not falling apart at all. Maybe the broken pieces are just being built into a stronger foundation. Sending you love and prayers today…wherever you are, and whatever transitions or storms you are currently walking through. 

30 Responses to “ Dash of Sass: Changes & Transitions ”

  1. April 9, 2015

    I need to read this every day. It inspires me to know “this too shall pass!” I know that God is with me on this journey and there could be no greater love than that!

  2. Gabby Madrid
    April 9, 2015

    Thank you so much for this words… really from de bottom of my heart…
    These words are for me completely right now at this moment in my life, I am going thru a lot of things, but I know that this year is a year of change a HUGE CHANGE in my life, in my mind, in my heart, in my soul, in everything.
    God bless you, let me tell you that your example is an inspiration for me.

  3. April 10, 2015

    thanks a lot ms.mandy for inspiring me so much about life..
    Godbless your good heart..live healthy for u to inspire more..

  4. daphnee
    April 10, 2015

    Love this post!! I’m struggling right now but I know I can only go up from here… thank you so much

  5. Lebo
    April 10, 2015

    Thank you Mandy, this is how I look at my brokeness. That it is all for a purpose and when it is all said and done, that I will be a much stronger and better person than this

  6. Brittney
    April 10, 2015

    U change my life everyday. Thank you.

    • Mandy Hale
      April 17, 2015

      HUGS! xo, Mandy

  7. Jenny
    April 10, 2015

    Thank you, Mandy, for your encouragement.

  8. Kristina
    April 10, 2015

    Thank you. I really needed those words today. God bless!

  9. Deb
    April 10, 2015

    I don’t usually comment on these sites, but felt i had to. I have been divorced for just under 2 years, it was a mutual decision but it’s still a very hard thing to go through. Last week I was on a cruise with my daughter (her senior trip with her best friend and her mom) and towards the end of the trip- sitting by the pool with about 8 “new friends” we had met during the week, I had this overwhelming feeling of happiness. After years of trying to make everything OK and walking on eggshells, making the difficult decision to divorce, worrying about my teenage daughters, I am finally at that place I’m supposed to be! I had forgotten what it felt like to be happy! Everything you wrote above is so true-we just need the courage and strength to trust that everything will be OK. And it’s amazing how when let go of the negative- all the positive things and people come back into your life!

  10. Tanisha
    April 11, 2015

    This was right on time.

  11. AYO
    April 11, 2015

    God bless you richly. A view of great Hope in every situation

  12. thembi
    April 11, 2015

    After so much heartache in the past few weeks, after all my tears I woke up to this n I loved it


  13. Nik
    April 12, 2015

    Hi Mandy. I am a guy and I know that this website is basically for women. But to be honest, I read your blogs a lot because i need a daily dose of inspiration. I believe that regardless of gender, everyone shares the same feeling, emotions, struggles at some points in our lives. that is why i can relate to all you’re posts. And for this particular one, this got me, big time, thank you for reminding me that there IS another side for this road I’m walking through right now. Thank you for reminding me that en though I think I’m falling apart, there is an end to every confusion, to every sorrow, and to every hurt and fear. Maybe God really is shaking me right now to relocate me to a better place, which I deserve. Thank you for the love and prayers, Mandy. Thank you for your dash of sass. Sending you my love from the Philippines. 🙂

    • Mandy Hale
      April 17, 2015

      I love when guys read my blog! Thank you for your kind words 🙂 xo, Mandy

  14. Shereen Van Boom
    April 13, 2015

    Thank you Mandy. Having a bad day and feel so hurt and confused and stressed. I’m so tired of being hurt and just want to move on. I know and believe my breakthrough is coming soon. I don’t see a way out but I know God has the way out for me already and that He’s bringing me somethint greater than what I could’ve ever expected or make happen myself. Not focusing on the hurt is hard, but I won’t give up. Just going to let God fix my brokeness. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! ^^

  15. April 13, 2015

    Darn right its a season for change! My “one little word” for 2015 is “chance” and with that I’ve got a trip to chile and peru scheduled for this summer! And my parents (who employ me) are selling their business next week, so lots is changing, and I cannot wait to see all the ways God will touch these changes.

  16. Caroline
    April 13, 2015

    If God didn’t make changes in our lives, we wouldn’t reach for new opportunities and a better life. He makes us uncomfortable in order to get our attention and to trust His guidance in our lives. I am so thankful for the changes in my life, even though they were difficult in the moment. I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

  17. shannon
    April 13, 2015

    Wow…I needed to hear that today. Thank you!

  18. Joy
    April 14, 2015

    You’ve ready encourage me. MY CHANGE IS NOW

  19. Elana
    April 14, 2015

    Wow this was so for me. Tanx

  20. Kimberly
    April 14, 2015

    I am totally in the middle of this right now. So needed to hear this.

  21. April 14, 2015

    Thank you Mandy

  22. Bonnie
    April 16, 2015

    Thanks for letting me know it’s ok that everything fell apart, and that I’m not weak for not being able to hold it all together!! Onward and upward…

  23. glendie
    April 17, 2015

    Mandy, thanks for the kind words of encouragement.

  24. Nay
    April 18, 2015

    I should really read you blog more often just a dose of inspiration every morning would suffice. its hard to stay positive and keep it togeth
    er all the time. I was the happiest person I knew then everything just went down south. love life family life the motivation for studies. i just turned into this sad angry rude nonchalant apathetic depressed person. just sad and angry and completely broken. I pray to God everyday to take it away and fill me with love joy and peace. I’m just hoping for my breakthrough to come soon. I don’t want to feel this negativity anymore. tired

    • Mandy Hale
      April 18, 2015

      Keep fighting, Nay! Your breakthrough is on its way. Many prayers, Mandy

  25. Stupidooooo
    April 29, 2015

    Your blog has been where I would go to almost every single day because you make me realize that I am not all alone and no battle that does not end except it may not end today.

    I love your spirit-lifting writings, which I believe those writings indeed have helped many people including myself to try to accept life as is and have faith in the future.

    Thank you, Mandy!

  26. Zee
    April 30, 2015

    Just in time, when am down and out! Thank you soo much! This hurt, confusion, mess shall too pass cos we serve an amazing God #thankful

  27. CM
    May 12, 2015

    Just joined this blog am from Zambia in southern Africa and just want to say how am already appreciating your words of encouragement. Am going through a lot right now in my love life my job but why I know for sure is that all this will come to pass my God is in total control. And stumbling upon your blog via Twitter has been a blessing already and it’s not even 24 hrs yet since I discovered this site. Am so excited to read all your posts one at a time and really take my time in absorbing all the words. I know it won’t be easy to go through all this but it will be worth it because of the better me that will triumphantly come out of this story. Thank you Mandy

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