Anna Claire Brown

Sometimes I think I'm a blogger. Working on becoming an optimist and loving the world in front of me for the next 100 days 🌎☮️🌈🌻

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It is 2 am and Black Panther was so good and I love this human.

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This book is changing my world and my mindset. Our giants are already dead!!!! The power of the cross took them out for us. We can always have victory knowing that the giants that call our names are dead and defeated. Jesus has won the day and erased the sting of death forever. And yet, a dead snake's head is still dangerous; if you step on it, there's enough poison to cause some serious damage. That's kind of like the things that hold us back, the giants in our lives. God has defeated them all and yet there's still danger and hurt we can inflict on ourselves if we don't look out. Learning to have the victory over my giants by reminding myself that Jesus is bigger than what I'm facing, and that in giving up the things I'm trying so desperately to control, I can have peace and joy. After all, there's not many things we're genuinely able to control in life. Having faith is the answer to living a full and enriched life in Jesus and while i know it doesn't happen immediately, I've already noticed the way that mindset can create change just by spending time in it today 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Today was a really long and hard day but it culminated in such a happy night!!!!! Thankful to tears for these people and so many others. Life is a beautiful thing bc of times like these ‼️

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Today is a happy day because Andrew Musmanno was born 16 years ago and I just adore him he is my honey bunch. I am so glad this dude is my friend!!! I am rlly sick and feel terrible and I also am sad but that is okay bc I can find joy in celebrating Andrew today and in my really cool book that I'm reading. Goliath Must Fall is gonna help me get thru life!! If you slide twice u will also see the pic that @just__ty__ sent me today that just totally made my day. I love him and I'm so glad we r bestie boos!

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Talk abt making someone's day!!!! Finding these flowers and the sweet note from my angel babe on my car after school yesterday actually wrecked my heart and made me cry because WOW am I lucky to have her. Ky, my life is infinitely better with you in it and I just adore you. Today's been a really great day actually for the first time in a bit and I had a really wonderful conversation that has just made me feel so happy and relieved and good about what the future will look like. || January 10, 2018 ||

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My girl is Miss BMS 2018! She makes me super proud. She absolutely killed it all night long. Girls can be really mean but I am super proud of my Molly B for the way she handles situations w grace and love. What a beaut on the inside and out! || Jan 6, 2017 ||

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I'm literally framing this picture for my room because look at these ANGELS. I just love em. Three amigos got together tonight and had the best time and I got slime semi-stuck on the ceiling. I am feeling so very thankful for 2018 and a new year and the best friends a girl could ask for. || January 5, 2018 ||

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Today I met Scout and wow puppies are just the absolute sweetest!! I am thankful to Lindsay for letting me be his cool aunt. She's a good dog mom. Then we went to the cov basketball time and had fun w ppl I don't get to see often!! ❤️❣️ || Jan 2, 2018 ||

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The first day of 2018 brought abt my first time ever trying wings and a whole day of laying around w my pals. I freakin luv my friends. Then the Dawgs won the rose bowl and are headed to the natty and my heart just can't take it!! || January 1, 2018 ||

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I spent NYE with the most wonderful ppl and we had the best time. There's nothing like the presence of strong, funny, beautiful female friends to make a girl feel so loved and supported!!!!! I have no idea what I'd be doing w/o belle and kyleigh in my life and I am SO thankful for those bestie boos and the way they've enhanced this year, and I made really cool wonderful supportive new friends too. Entered 2018 in a pretty rockin way 💥🎉 || Dec 31, 2017 ||

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This morning I went to the gym which is productive and makes me feel better abt myself. Aunt Audrey and Uncle Keith took us to Taco Shed and then to see The Greatest Showman which was SO GOOD. Like I was just blown away by how phenomenal that movie was and I love artistry man it's so cool. I saw this video of Hugh Jackman from the workshop for the movie where he was singing one of the main songs and there's seriously nothing like a live performance. It's so cool to hear so many talented people all being a part of something bigger than themselves. But anyways we had rlly good tacos and I finished a word search. Aunt Audrey and Uncle Keith are so special to me and I love the way they love God and others and each other. Every time Uncle Keith prays he asks that God would lead us to be like Him in thought and attitude and word and deed, and I just love the way that sums up who they are. I'm very thankful for how they've poured into me. Plus Lindsay Lee is home from statesboro and I was so happy to see her for the first time in a million years!!!!!! || Dec 30, 2017 ||

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I love dis man. Taking him to prom was the best decision ever ❤️‼️ John Mayer and hot fudge sundaes and Eli are three of my fav things. I went to yoga w mom this morning and I got to see the Jeffords fam today and those are two good things for my soul. || Dec 29, 2017 ||

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Today was just the best. I met Jessica at GHP in our slam poetry class the very first week. We wrote a poem abt the creepy middle schooler that hit on us and the rest was history; we got so close people thought we must've been friends from back home. I just adore her and have so missed the depth of conversation and the amount of fun that we have together. She's brilliant and beautiful and the easiest to talk to and meeting her is one of the best things I got from this program. I got to see her for the first time in six months and it was just so wonderful!!!! We walked around downtown Columbus a million times and got cute macaroons and I thought my heart might burst from getting to see my gal. Thankful for Jess and GHP and the way it changed my heart and my outlook on life. Then I came back home after listening to all of One Direction's albums to go eat dinner with Ky and we ended up having the most fun and going bowling w Jake and Andrew and Mason. Kyleigh is so much fun and I love her heart and all the time I've gotten to spend with her. I rlly wish she could come to Georgia and be my roommate next year but she rlly better come visit me every weekend!!! She's awesome and I love the fact that I can be fully me around her. She's definitely one of the kindest and coolest humans I know. My heart is super full tonight and I am just so, so thankful for the people who have impacted my life so much. I have the most wonderful friends to love and be loved by and I've felt that all around tonight!!! || Dec 28, 2017 ||

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Happy days are back again ppl!!! I've realized that my current state lately is dissatisfied or discontent, and that's not who I wanna be. So I figured that it was a good time to bring back the happystagram as a way to find joy in every day. I went to lunch and Target w my girl @carolinehoover_ today who looks fab doing everything. She's awesome and a great listener and human being and I love the depth of conversations that I can have w her. Thx for doing life w me Carol!!!! ❣️❤️ || Dec 27, 2017||

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These are my freakin pals!! I just love Annabelle sm and she makes Mondays the best no matter what, and Eli is always there for me and just rocks.I am thankful they think I'm cool enough to hang out with ❣️Plus it makes my heart happy that Jakie wanted to drive around with me and hang out since he gets his license tomorrow 😢

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Friday was my 100th day in this happy page journey, and being able to spend it at the Live Original tour seemed fitting. Sadie had so much wisdom and I was in awe of her genuine love for the Lord and for people. Sometimes, I get discouraged and feel like there's no way that there are people who can fully live out the lifestyle Jesus tells us as Christian's we should. Sadie was proof that not only is it possible to be all about Jesus in heart and mind and soul, but it's also the most joyful way to live!! I felt so encouraged by her words about choosing to belong to the place you were created for rather than this world where we always come up short. I really identify with her story of battling fear and anxiety and allowing that to turn into other harmful things, and her courage and her joy in overcoming that fear reminds me that I can too. I bought this bracelet, and it's already been a great reminder that I should have no fear in living for Jesus; what, in this world, could possibly be more important than eternity? There is no point in being afraid or stressed or worried about anything, as that's simply implying that my God is too small to handle it and my issues are big enough to allow me to excuse myself from what God commands (shoutout to Crazy Love and @ben.gibbs for letting me borrow it) I'm feeling really encouraged in my walk lately and that's definitely nice to have. I got asked to Mercer's presidential scholarship weekend and got Bojangles and hung out with my girl Caroline, and it was just a great day. We also got our forms to officially go back to State Special Olympics in January, and I cannot WAIT to spend that time with some of my favorite humans in the whole world. This was one of the best days I've had in a long time, and I'm thrilled that it was my 100 milestone to hit. I'm excited to go back and read through every post I've made so I can get hit by all my feelings about this awesome, challenging, beautiful time in my life. I've been thinking, and this account has been so beneficial for me that I'm not sure it's time to give it up yet. I don't know what exactly this will be, but it's not the last of AC's Happy Days!! Thx for being part of em 💖

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On day 99, I went to Hilltop and got to go to recess with my kindergarteners, and they're always a blast. I have done such a bad job keeping up that I don't really remember what happened seeing as that was Thursday, but I do know that it was still a good day to be alive. #100happydays #day99

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Here's a pic of me and bae snuggling Friday night ❤️💖 This girl took the time out of her day to check on me today and it was really and really appreciated. It's so wild how much the little things can mean; I know I've had so many small interactions with people that have meant so much to me and the other person probably will never know the positive impact they made. Being intentional in the moments that seem small is where we make a difference in the lives of others and that's really encouraging and really challenging at the same time. There's so much potential to positively impact people, but if we really wanna do that, it requires putting aside our own worries or stresses in certain moments and always taking the time out to invest in those around us even when it's hard. Grace being extended to you when you're having a bad day is so huge; going out of your way to love people even in the small quick moments can change the course of their day. Thanks, Ky, for making my day and for the reminder that taking the time out to be kind and care about people is a worthy investment 100% of the time 💞#100happydays #day98

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This picture is blurry because it's impossible to get a picture that fully captures just how cute puppies are. Holding this sweet precious angel made my day ❤️❤️ It's the last Halloween at home and that makes me sad, but I'm trying to focus on finding joy and finding the balance between recognizing those moments and lasts versus fixating on them. #100daysofhappy #day97 (PS is it horrifically extra of me to continue this account past 100 days???)

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I luv these guys!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #100daysofhappy #day96

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Last night, my dad sat down next to me and asked me, "What can I specifically pray for you for?" It kind of stopped me in my tracks. What a way to show someone you love them!! It meant a lot to me. He loves and leads my family and me so well, and he serves people like Jesus would. He's a big huge blessing in my life, and he shows me everyday what a godly man looks like. Anyways, yesterday I got to go see two people I love and value a whole lot lead worship at Harvest!!!! Hayden led his first song and I am such a proud bestie, and Caroline is just KILLIN the game. I am super thankful for those two people and the way they're supporting and loving me through the bumpiness of senior year. They're real ones; I have a feeling they'll stick around. Then, I wanted to go see Northside's one act show and couldn't find anyone to go, so I went by myself. I actually am really cool with spending time on my own and I'm finding that I can go do things by myself without being weird or awkward (because in the long run nobody really cares what you do!!) Collide was wonderful and I had such beneficial and productive conversations with my small group and with Stacy afterwards; I'm very, very lucky to have her presence and wisdom and guidance in my life. It was nice to be reminded of what I need to do to be who I want to be and who I was created to be. (PS.. keep lookin for a sneak peek of @keithbrownpt 's costume for tomorrow) #100daysofhappy #day95

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On Saturday, Jake Brown turned 16!!!!!! He is my buddy and I have only cried like once thinking about how sad I'm gonna be when he doesn't ride with me to school anymore. I am proud of this guy and how hard he works at everything he loves; he is super fun and brilliant and the weirdest human on the whole planet. I am a lucky girl that we don't want to hit each other with baseball bats anymore (most of the time) and that I get to do life w this guy. Being your sister is a gift Jakie poo!!!!! 💖😉 thx for writing me songs and sending me vines and just getting me #100happydays #day94

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It's really easy to get sucked into saying "I just can't wait to leave" any time things get hard or aren't necessarily fun. Last night was a reminder of why I'm thankful to be where I am and why it's going to be so hard to say goodbye next year. It doesn't feel real that we won't be cheering on the Warhawks again!!! I know there are so many great and exciting things to come, but the ones from the present are pretty sweet too. Freedom Field and Veterans High School have had such an impact on my heart and my character, and I know that the girl I was in ninth grade would be so proud to see where I am now- surrounded by people I love and have the best time with and am genuinely supported by. I love my rainbow girls so much!!! 🌈🌈🌈🌈Linds Lee has been my bestie gal throughout it all, and games (and life) would be way less fun without her. It kills me that Kyleigh and me just got close this year but MAN am I glad that we did!! We FaceTimed for forever last night and she brought me a slush bc she's an angel and I just love and appreciate her a lot. 💖🌈 Our losing football season brought about some of the best nights I've ever had. I know that I'll miss the fight song and the yes chants and the way the air always feels at kick-off, but more than that, I'm thankful for all of the people I've gotten to experience it all with this year. Thanks for treating me well, Freedom Field, and impacting us all in more ways than we may know yet!! #100happydays #day93 #warhawkforeva ❤️💙

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This is a nice quote that I like because I literally took no pics on #day92 and I'm pretty sure nothing happened but that's okay because life is a wonderful thing any day 🌸🌈 #100happydays

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I adore this girl. What a gift ❤️ Fields of Faith was actually really good and I love hearing people talk about Jesus and how he's changed their lives. So dang proud of two really special friends of mine @anna_dumas and @ben.gibbs who are impacting the world around them in more ways than they know. Nights like this one remind me of the person I want to be. #100happydays #day91

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October 24th is the best day ever because in 2000 it produced the best human ever. Lindsay Lee is my best friend!!!! She makes me laugh more than anybody even when I don't want to, and she's always willing to hold me. This girl has been the biggest blessing in my life, and what on earth what I do without her? She loves me even when it isn't fun or easy, and I love that about her and her commitment to making sure every one feels loved and welcome for who they are. I like this pic because it's us in our element, glasses and sweatshirts and always love. I wrote her a card and gave her the painting I made at Truth beTold which is something I'm proud of. I adore her and think she deserves the world ❤️ I was blessed more than I deserve with her as my person #100happydays #day90 PS: we will be best friends forever. Mark my words. #sims

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Happy KAZ day!! Happy tomorrow is Lindsay's birthday day!!! 🌸🌷🌈🌸🌸 #100happydays #day89 #thefinalcountdown

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This is my gal Carol!!!! We went to Panera and had really good food and 99 cent pastries and she totally made what was gonna be a boring day at home better. Plus, she led a song for the very first time tonight at Harvest and she totally killed it!!!!! I am one proud (and thankful) friend ❤️❤️ This morning, Talley gave an awesome message out of Mark 10 that changed my perspective on a lot. We all have things we prioritize, and when we cling to those things and refuse to give those areas of our life to Jesus, we'll walk away unhappy and unsatisfied. All we have to do is offer up what we have and be willing to do what he asks, and that's where real fulfillment comes from. It's also cool to think about the idea that we are as close to God at any given moment as we choose to be. He doesn't ever hide his face from us; what our relationship with God looks like can really be determined from how committed to Him we choose to be. Anddddddd I got to spend some time with my molly girl @meb2023 who just makes my heart burst bc I'm so proud!! She's a super cool, caring, talented person and I like when I can steal her away from her busy schedule for a few minutes and spend time together🌸🌷🌻💐 #100happydays #day88

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Double posting on the same day for the first time in AC's happystagram history because I am facetiming my people!!!!! Lexi and Patti make me so freakin happy and it feels like we're together rn and my heart is whole!! I love these girls so much and GHP was the best experience I ever had because I met these two precious people who have rocked my world and changed my heart ❤️ #ghprincesses #myfam #rainbowhallforever #deswouldbeproud #bffs #bffs #bffs #feelspecialimdoubleposting

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Today, Britney Derr is 23!!! This girl has no idea how much she's impacted my life and so many others. When I came in for my very first Partner's Lunch freshman year, I didn't know any of the kids. It was just me, @lindsay_leeee, and Sam Dumas. It can be really scary or uncomfortable to try and communicate with people who have different needs and abilities, and I was pretty unsure of myself. But, good ol B Derr came right up to me and gave me absolutely no chance to be shy. She talked my ear off about her babysitter and her family and playing baseball and the dirt on her shoe and what I was eating for lunch and her mom washing her hair everyday. By the time that 30 minute lunch was over, I knew I had found something special in her. Over the past three and a half years, our daily phone calls, trips to soccer games to see Jake play, and car rides have brought so much joy to my heart. Our friendship has been so special to me that she and I even went to speak to a few local middle schools about how awesome and important and rewarding it is to form friendships with people who are different than you. If you swipe through all the pics, you can see how devastated I was when she graduated and left VHS. But, she's done amazing things. B Derr continues to blow me away in everything she does; first, KILLIN the game and loving life at the Transition Academy, and then getting a job (!!) at Ole Times!! I love hearing about what she did at work and the tips that she made that day. She makes us all the proudest. This girl loves people so well!!!! She's the first person to check on you, the first person to ask how your day was, and the first person to tell you that you smell good. She gives great hugs and has the absolute BEST dance moves. At every pageant, chorus concert, or event in my life, B Derr is the best cheerleader and has been so supportive. I'll never forget her graduation party and the sweet gift she and her family got me. Britney is the reason I became so comfortable interacting with and loving on the rest of our kids with special needs at VHS, and by being my friend, she opened up my heart to the biggest passion of mine I've ever discovered. (Peep the comments)

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