Hey Friends,So.... day two of THE UPSIDE DOWN PROJECT has yielded 2 more letters along with another 'photo of the day' which is especially exciting to me (I'll tell you why in a moment). Such wonderfully inspiring words have been sent in. You guys have beautiful spirits and beautiful hearts. Not to mention some killer writing skillz! I love you all!For my photo of the day, I took a picture of the planter in my window sill. Not just any ol' planter though....this planter holds not one, not two, but SEVEN succulent, fresh baby sprouts of my recently planted Thyme herb. This might seem ordinary for most people. I however, have great gratitude for the fact that for the first time in years I have been able to grow something. I have never had a "green thumb", and over the last decade or so I have felt like literally every plant I've owned I could not keep alive. After awhile I just gave up. This planting kit was an Easter gift from my beloved, Paul. I can't think of a better way, or a better thyme (pun intended! ;) to grow something. Easter, Spring time, the theme of The Upside Down Project, the place I am at in my life spiritually.... it all seems cohesive in a way. These little buds represent much much more to me that just herbs. They represent a new outlook on an old idea. A fresh start. An opportunity to grow. Screen shot 2016-04-07 at 5.18.23 PMAlright, that's enough out of me. Let's hear from the fearless writers of The Upside Down Project to see what's in store for their lives!Writer #5:

"I am currently in the midst of the dating scene and, so far, it's  been completely fun, scary, exciting and sometimes extremely daunting. Online dating sites have come to be a necessary evil in my life. I love them and I hate them all at the same time. I also find that I sometimes turn to them for validation. They have made me feel confident and insecure all at the same time. Something I have been working on doing every day is falling more in love with me. No one else can make me happy or tell me how worthy of a person I am. That's an inside job, my friends. Practicing gratitude and acceptance for the woman I am and all of the amazing things and people in my life help ground me. I am learning that you have to love yourself in order to be able to let someone else in enough to love you. It's a work in progress and I'm trying to focus on enjoying every moment of the journey." -Anonymous

Writer #6:

"I'm a firm believer that struggle and overcoming adversity teaches me life's biggest lessons and gives me life's most important gifts. Each day I challenge myself to be who God made me to be. I pray to be a woman of faith, courage, conviction, kindness, compassion, grace, humility and wisdom. And every day, God presents people, circumstances, and, more importantly, my inner self with choices. Choices that are rooted in either love or fear. I challenge myself to choose love over fear and understand this does not come without a struggle. It requires that I step into the ring and fight for it. Often, I'm sucker punched into ambition, greed, envy, lust and pride but most days, I find that faith, courage, and humility rise victoriously within me - even if it takes a couple of rounds. So my challenge is to surrender every single day to God so that he can train me. As it is only by his grace and through his will that I become the heavyweight champion of my life." - Lien
(Lien chose to have her name revealed) 

 Want to be a featured writer for The Upside Down Project? 1. Email your intention/struggle/plan of action/challenge to 2. Let me know if you want it posted anonymously or not. 3. Subscribe below to follow along for inspiration and motivation. That's it! It will be featured in the daily blog post, and I will send you a link when it's LIVE!Here's a link to read more about what THE UPSIDE DOWN PROJECT is all about:THE UPSIDE DOWN PROJECTHere's a link to read the first 4 writers:THE UPSIDE DOWN PROJECT-Follow up Part 1Thank you everyone for following and participating in this project! It's been really fun reading all the letters.Till next time,Xo -Mel