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People Over Everything | Personal Post | What Really Matters.

June 26, 2015

Today’s post was not originally on the blog schedule for today, but after an event that happened in our lives very recently, I decided it was a priority to switch things around + share with you something that cannot, cannot, cannot be shared too many times.


PEOPLE over everything. RELATIONSHIPS over everything. There will never, ever, EVER be a to-do list too long or a task too important to take the place of the people in your life. I hope that I never have to experience a time when I regret not making time for someone I love because I was too busy + then all of a sudden it was too late. I had a very close call with this recently + you guys, I am CHANGED.

The people in our life–they need us, + we need them. We are MADE for relationships, NOT to be alone. No one should feel like they are alone. Because they’re not. Right? Just STOP for a minute. Are there people in your life around you who are hurting? Who need you? Who just need an hour of your time? A phone call a couple of times a week? A note of encouragement–a simple minute or two of your time for you to tell them that you LOVE them? They are important to you. They are MORE important than your job, your to-do lists, your busyness. 

We get SO caught up in the work of this life + the things that we have to do. Don’t get me wrong, we HAVE to work + take care of the dishes, the chores, the oil changes + the conference calls. But when the time comes, I hope that the PEOPLE in our life will truly take precedence over everything else.

May we never have to experience that regret of lost time with those we love. I can GUARANTEE you will never regret more time spent with the PEOPLE in your life. I’m praying today for a change of heart for not just myself, but for people around the world. Truly. That we would RECOGNIZE when the people around us need us. And that we would STOP + make these eternal souls a priority. Love conquers all. LOVE conquers all.


  1. Yvonne Posey

    June 26th, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Maison! Just found you through my friend Mandie Haberman. Love love love your portfolio blog and Instagram. Keep up the beautiful work. So excited to have found you😊

    Yvonne Posey

  2. Maison Engel

    June 27th, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Yvonne!!! This makes me SO HAPPY!! Yay!! SO glad to have you!!!!!

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