giovanamelo2 Celebrating Cinco with some tacos and golden moments.
This morning while I was getting breakfast, I watched as a mother completely exploded and angrily yelled at food service workers for a simple mistake on their part that had affected her day. Then, she briefly turned to the lady in front of her whom she had been small talking with, and sweetly said goodbye to her before going back again to direct her anger at the employees.
Seeing this really hurt my heart. It also reminded me that our actions seldom are unnoticed by others. Why do we pick and choose who deserves our kindness and who doesn't?

I left this morning challenged to look for ways in which I can be generous with kindness, and give it so freely. It's impossible for me to know every story, and what people are walking through. What I do know is that at the end of the day, we are all human.
Kindness is never wasted. Be extra nice to someone today.
#socality #livefolk #liveauthentic #insightoflight #M5collective #honestcaptions #vsco #posttheordinary #chasinglight #communityfirst
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giovanamelo2 Just sittin' out on this sunny step eating my avocado popsicle and watching airplanes fly by because sometimes you just gotta do things for yourself.
On another note, I have a monster final to study for and a work meeting and a 3 hour drive ahead of me today, but I'm still a fan of Mondays.
#vsco #posttheordinary #yestomondays #socality #livefolk #liveauthentic #thatsdarling #M5collective
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giovanamelo2 Sitting on the ground and sharing life with people is one of my favorite things.
This sweet friend carries so much sunshine in her heart, and I'm so glad we got to meet in Nashville this weekend. #postthepeople #vsco #chasinglight
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giovanamelo2 When I feel stuck, I go to the airport to people watch because I love finding those who are absolutely captivated by it.
Sometimes, we need them to remind us of the wonder and the dreams and the gold that we carry in our own hearts.
#honestcaptions #strangersinmyfeed #postthepeople #socality #chasinglight #insightoflight
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giovanamelo2 "It has been a beautiful
fight,

still is." -Charles Bukowski
6d

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giovanamelo2 Seek adventure. Choose joy. Be brave.
Embrace the whimsy moments.
#socality #vsco #vscocam #chasinglight #postthepeople #onlytennisee #instagramtennessee
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giovanamelo2 So many good things on a Monday, feat. Pizza Socks.
#socality #M5collective #selfeet #insightoflight #chasinglight #yestomondays
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giovanamelo2 Being an explorer in my own city today. It's incredible how much beauty you can find if you're looking for it.
#WHPdoubletake #M5collective #posttheordinary #vsco #vscocam #onlytennisee #noogagram #socality #livefolk #liveauthentic #keepexploring
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giovanamelo2 When we were little, it didn't matter if we had messy hair, wet clothes, or dirty hands.

Go outside and remember what that feels like.
Maybe get some dirt under your fingernails and go wade in a creek barefoot.
This has been an Earth Day post. #earthday #M5collective #socality #communityfirst #chasinglight #insightoflight #keepexploring
2w

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giovanamelo2 If I'm being honest, as beautiful as springtime can be, sometimes I find it difficult to let go of what this season has once defined for me. April is a hard month, and I've found myself struggling through it. I've fought to choose joy in the midst of such a daunting darkness, and have felt the weight of discouragement in the moments that I've failed. It's easy to see the ugly stuff, and even easier to pick it up, hold on to it, and let it become my identity.
But, despite all this, I'm grateful for beautiful reminders that show me that each year as I grow, I hope.
Our Father is gracious, and patient. His grace abounds, and His fierce love is always chasing me. The wonderful community He has placed around me is something I can rejoice in. They remind me to look for those moments of gold hidden in each day, and in that, my heart is brimming with thankfulness.
Today included crayon coloring with little buddies, my favorite tacos, wildflowers, and an incredible sunset.
Hold on to those moments.
#notetoself #honestcaptions #vsco #socality #livefolk #liveauthentic #communityfirst #posttheordinary #M5collective #chasinglight
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giovanamelo2 Today included rainy day sits with chicken nuggets, mountains, and golden friends.
Taking time to find beauty in little moments is the perfect way to fight the trap of mundane Mondays.
Have I mentioned that Mondays are my favorite days?
#yestomondays #favoritethings #vsco #socality #selfeet #belovedlife
3w

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giovanamelo2 Yesterday, we all posted about how Jesus is risen and death and sin and darkness has been defeated.
Easter is over, but hope still abides and grace is abundant.
Today, let's live that.
Let us wake up and decide to breathe in love. To walk in it. To share it with others. It is because we are loved, and we walk in it daily, that we are able to in turn love those around us.
because God is love. {1 john 4:8}
#belovedlife #gramforthelamb #socality #cityinaday #igersmiami #fromwhereistand #selfeet #posttheordinary #livefolk #liveauthentic
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giovanamelo2 Today is so happy.
I love the familiarity of these old friends, and the excitement of meeting new ones.
We dream of endless adventures and laugh at sketchy vending machines when it gives each of us a drink we didn't choose. I'm glad I have great people to sit and wait for hours on trains, metros, and buses to show up. Friends who don't mind being lost because we take it as an opportunity to wander.
I hope you all come across days filled with sunshine, messy hair, belly laughs, and really, really good tacos.
#socalitymiami #cityinaday #whpcandid #liveauthentic #livefolk #vsco #darlingweeked #socality #postthepeople #chasinglight #igersmiami
1mon

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giovanamelo2 This place is my fave, and their coffee is the best. Also, shoutout to south Florida for the awesome adventuring weather. 😎 It's a happy Friday, friends.
ps if you're in SoFla come visit me and let's be friends who drink coffee.
#socalitymiami #livefolk #liveauthentic #theseedboca #tsbweekend #posttheordinary #darlingweekend #cityinaday
1mon

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giovanamelo2 The craziest thing we can do is nothing.
Did you know that there are still 748 million people today who don't have access to clean water?
@Socality is partnering with @charitywater to help raise money to build a well for those who don't have clean water, and every little bit helps. : @taylordturner
#wwim11nashville #socalitynashville #nashvilleexplorersclub #nashvillethebeautiful #WWIM11 #theonlytennisee #cityinaday #socality #vsco #livefolk #liveauthentic #thatsdarling #nashville
1mon

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giovanamelo2 Picking up new skills and some flowers in a sunny parking lot. I’m a fan of today.
#socality #instagramtennessee #chasinglight #noogagram #posttheordinary #chasinglight
1mon

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giovanamelo2 Truck yea for taco Tuesdays, sunshine, and barefoot afternoons. p.s. I think @hansintheairr would approve of these.
#limbseries #liveauthentic #posttheordinary #bringbackthebandz #vsco #thatsdarling #emojisinthewild
1mon

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