Lift People Up

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Sipping on some tea as I wait in the car for my son to come out of practice. I just love what this says and in my heart truly believe we are here to do just this; encourage one another and lift each other up.

I hope you’ll join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we each absorb these words. For wherever we are headed, be it home, work, school, etc., how much more potent is our purpose there when we meditate on these words before arriving? May we let it sink in that we are here to help others rise up into who they were made to be. We may not be perfect at it but why not give it our best shot?

With love and hope,

Express Gratitude and Live Out Love

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Two things God has taught me to practice that bring joy to my heart, especially when it is feeling heavy is to...

Express gratitude and live out love.

I share this with you as I am needing a shift in my thoughts today and in case some of you may need to shift your thoughts too.

I invite you to join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we take time to write down or verbalize what we have to be grateful for. And if there is someone we are grateful for, lets let them know by telling them in person, in a text or by giving them a call. Yet if your heart is really heavy and you have trouble thinking of anything, start by giving thanks for the basics; clothing, food, shelter, etc.

And no matter our circumstances, may we choose to find ways to live out love towards others. I find when I can make someone else’s heart smile, my own heart smiles too. It doesn’t have to be anything big, a simple smile, sharing the compliment we are thinking, spend time with someone, lend a helping hand where it is needed, etc.

As we express gratitude and live out love we are living out purposes God has for us; to give thanks and to love others. I find when I let God lead me and practice giving thanks and living out love towards others, I experience more joy within.

I hope the same for you💕🙏💕

With love and hope,

Why Me?

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Numerous people have asked me if I asked myself “why me?” when I was diagnosed with cancer.

My response has been, “better me than someone else.”

Yet today I asked myself, “why me?” as I attended a funeral of a husband and dad who is gone too soon.

Yes, I believe God has a purpose and a plan but it often doesn’t make sense to me. Why did he have to go and I get to stay? Why does my husband still have a spouse and my children a mom while others lose their loved ones?

I will never know the answers to those questions but I don’t take it lightly that I have been given this day and this life to live when others have fought hard yet lost their battle with cancer.

I hope you’ll join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we pause to hold every family in our hearts who has had a loved one pass. 

May we take a deep breathe and remember that there is life in us and to not take that for granted.

May we pray for the ones who lost their loved one and the path ahead of them. May we also pray that we live this day, and every day, in memory of every spouse, father and mother gone too soon. And may their families know that their loved ones may be gone but are not forgotten; their memory continues on in our hearts, giving us greater purpose and clarity to live out our days.

With love and hope,

Circle Back

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Circle Back

We were back in Boston this weekend...for fun!

Yep, no appointments, no doctors just me and my crew enjoying the city that will forever hold a special place in my heart for being an important part of my healing💕🙏💕

As we walked the streets together, I was filled with gratitude towards this city, it’s people, and for how it was such an important role in my healing and our families healing. I will forever be grateful for my time here.

Yet it is time for our family to circle back to this beautiful city and see new sites and make new memories here. To watch them enjoy this space without the cloud of cancer over us was the best site for me to see.

And last night on our way home from exploring the North End when our youngest asked for a piggy back ride I had him hop on. And as I carried him around, skipping at times along the side walks because of the joy I felt in my heart, I reflected back to the last time I gave him a piggy back in Boston. It was when we all walked together to my last treatment together. (Yes, I gave him a piggy back on my way to my last treatment - it was pure adrenaline friends)

Yet now we have a new piggy back ride memory we made together and one that doesn’t involve cancer. Yesterday was about our family in Boston exploring this beautiful city and all it has to offer besides my corner of healing.

I share this with you today in case you too have a place that’s your Boston. Where cancer, or something else, became the central part of your memories there.

I invite you to join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

And when the time is right for you, I offer for you to consider circling back. May you choose to make new memories, not to negate the old but to take another step forwards. May we look at the past...

“Not as a anchor the drags us but as a rudder that guides us.” - Warren Wiersbe

May we keep moving forwards beside the ones we love.

With love and hope,

Vulnerability is Healing


Have you ever had to be vulnerable?

I had to be this morning; and I have to be every six months at the dentist where I have to lay back and have my new mouth be visible to others.

It’s a humbling experience for others to see my battle wounds from cancer and hear me speak without my obturator.

After I left I found myself welling up with tears of gratitude because of the kindness my dentist and the hygienist extend me every time I am there. They treat me as though nothing is wrong with me. They don’t need to. But they choose to. And for that I am so grateful.

I share this today because so many of us have invisible wounds others may not see, yet we are afraid to be vulnerable and let others in to see them. Whether it is the response of others we fear or we think it’s weak to be vulnerable, we choose to hide our wounds from others.

Yes, it’s hard for me to be vulnerable. Yet to be fully known, my flaws and all, and still have people who are willing to come beside me, accepting me as I am, and extend loving kindness my way has been part of my healing.

My hope is you too will choose to be vulnerable to those who will be a part of your healing.

I invite you to join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we not be ashamed of the wounds we have in life, visible or invisible. Instead may we be willing to be vulnerable so we may move closer to healing. Also, may we choose to be the ones who are willing to come beside others, accepting them for who they are, flaws and all, and extend loving kindness their way.

With love and hope,


Thank you Veterans

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💕🙏🇺🇸Thank you to Stephen and every veteran for your selfless service. May we be sure to reach out and give thanks for the time they dedicated to protecting and serving our country💕🙏🇺🇸

If you are not aware, we lost two @teamrwb veterans in the California shooting this week. May we keep their families, and the families of the other victims, in our thoughts and prayers💕🙏💕

With gratitude and hope,

Listen to the Quiet Nudge

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This weekend I had the privilege of emceeing an event for Candace Payne. It was a joyful and powerful experience hearing her speak truth into people’s hearts.

Before meeting her, I read her books to get to know her story better. In one chapter of#LaughItUp she shared about a Smurfette pillow she had lost as a kid and how she’d love to have one again someday. After reading that request I felt like God whispered to my heart, “make her a pillow.”

What? I don’t even know which pillow it is. I am sure many others have given her one by now.

Which God replied, “just make her the pillow."

So I found myself online ordering fabric and imperfectly sewing her the pillow with my daughter.

When I gifted this to Candace I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how the imperfect pillow would be received, as I assumed she already had a number of them.

Yet when she opened is, she was overcome with joy. As this was the first Smurfette pillow she had received, and it happened to be the exact one😳💝🙏

To have been able to bring joy to the woman who has brought joy to over 200+ million people in her Chewbacca mask video is humbling.

I share this with you today because maybe God is speaking to your heart to say or do something and it makes no sense. You, like me, justify to God why we shouldn’t do it.

I invite you to join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we say yes to God even when it doesn’t make sense & we feel like we may make a fool of ourselves. May we be a part of spreading His love & joy to others as it may be exactly what that person is needing.

With love and hope,

#Repost Candace Payne with @get_repost
If you’ve read my book #LaughItUp, you know I’ve been longing to find a Smurfette pillow that holds nostalgia on a level I can’t even explain. Well, only three days after Laugh It Up turned 1 year old? This incredible woman (with a mighty powerful story of her own) honored me by finding the material & sewing it herself as a gift to me. Y’all. I just puddled in tears as I look back and post this pic. I don’t deserve y’all. You are seriously the best follower-friends in the WORLD! (Thanks so much, @shawnelizabethgeorge!) ❤️😭 #MyPeople#ForeverGrateful

A Wonderful Day

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Yesterday was a wonderful day...

But today is too.

May we not wait to celebrate life on our birthdays. May we celebrate each day we are given. 

I know some days we feel weighed down and other days we feel like we are floating on a cloud. 

How can we celebrate both?

I invite you to join me to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we see that each day we have is a gift from God. May we celebrate the view from the clouds but also use that time to prep our hearts for the plateaus we all stand on and the valleys we all go through. And in the valleys may we seek, give thanks for, and be open to the lessons we are learning there so we may live more wisely on the plateaus and cloud moments in life. 

Every day is a gift🎁 May we celebrate others lives, and our own, by choosing to live out love today, no matter whether we are on a cloud, plateau or in the valley.💕🙏💕

With love and hope,

I'm 40!

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🎉Today I get to be 40🎉 Woohoo!!! What a gift💝

I wanted to invite you to celebrate with me! 


I believe in giving we receive so I am asking you to celebrate with me by purposefully living out love today. 

Give a smile, lend a hand, a listening ear. Write that text, make that call, pause to listen to the person beside you. The gift you give doesn’t have to involve money. Whatever you do, let it be from your heart. Give your time, your energy and if you choose to, use money; make a donation or buy a little something for someone you know, or don’t know😊 As much as the thought of you purposefully living out love today makes my heart smile, my hope is that it would make your heart, and the other person’s heart, smile too.

Feel free to share with me how you choose to live out love in a PM or if you post about it, tag me in your post @shawnelizabethgeorge or use#liveoutlove

Let’s see if together we can get at least 40 hearts smiling today by purposefully living out love for God💕😁💝

Thanks ahead of time for celebrating with me💞🙏🎉 

With love and hope,

Go Vote

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May we always do what we can, when we can, from where we are💕🙏💕

With love and hope,