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In this uncertain time where our social media feed is inundated with news, accounts of positivity and authenticity are a breath of fresh air. Check out these 10 must-follow Instagram accounts to bring you encouragement, inspiration, and joy.

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Happy Monday! We woke up this morning to the first Monday of the new decade – here????????for????????it!???????? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Immediately, I thought about you. Yep – YOU! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This new week, new month, new year, and new decade – gosh, it holds so much potential for you, friend. ⚡️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The only person who needs to be convinced of that truth is you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go into today remembering this: You are the greatest witness to your potential and power when you allow yourself to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What does that mean? It means you have a front row seat to God’s greatness in your life when you start looking for it. Seek and see. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m praying for every ounce of courage needed to flood into your body today. Know your purpose. Trust your power. Jump into all God has for you right now. Allow yourself to be all He has created you to be. I’m right here with ya. So let’s do the dang thing. Happy Monday!! ????

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Allee Williams describes herself as “your portable hype girl,” and that’s exactly what she is. Her account is sunshine in human form, words that speak to the soul, and women empowering women.

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“Look at that scoreboard.” Those were the first words Antonio ever spoke to me. Earlier that week, we had a conversation on MySpace where we made a bet on our rival high school football game. ???? Antonio said that if his school beat mine, then I had to go on a date with him. I knew him as the cute but serious boy who worked out all the time, and he knew me as the pastor’s daughter who liked to sneak into his schools’ dances. Honestly, I don’t remember if which team ended up winning, but I do remember we scheduled our first date, and many more after…." ⁠????❤️ Click the #linkinbio to see how he ended up proposing! ➡️ SPOILER: they got caught in a rain storm! ????⛈

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If you’re a sucker for a beautiful love story or even if you have a tendency to be a little cynical, this feed is a constant reminder that true love can withstand any obstacle.

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Wrong numbers don’t exist anymore

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Run by the legendary Tank Sinatra, Tank’s Good News is chock-full of happy snippets of news and tweets to make your heart smile and restore your faith in the world.

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Have more empathy (for yourself too)

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Compassion for yourself and love for others are major themes on this account, which aims to inspire, center, and connect.


Jenny Ong is a Los Angeles-based influencer who focuses on living slowly and consciously. Her feed is filled with snippets of her garden chickens, which are sure to inspire you to live more mindfully. 


John Kim is a therapist who tells it like it is and often does so by posting iMessage texts. When the fluff doesn’t feel right, this account is perfect for a dose of hopeful reality.

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Just beautiful ❤️

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In a similar lane to Tank’s Good News, Upworthy fills your feed with stories of good humans and hope in the world.


This mental health and wellness center speaks to brokenness and offers hope. Its steady content of inspirational quotes meets you right where you are so you don’t feel alone.

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I had 45 minutes before both kids had to be across town. Bowen had his G-tube for a mere couple of days. I laid him down to sleep in his crib. I stuck his tube in, started his feed, and went about making sure we had everything we’d need for a simple trip out of the house. We are always late. But I hurried and got everything loaded into the car just in time to hear his pump chime telling me the feed was done. I felt accomplished. I felt like I was “winning” this whole mom thing. I wasn’t going to let special needs stop us. I walked into his room and instantly saw it. His feed was everywhere. It was all over him, his bed, covering the ground. Tears welled up in my eyes. I forgot to unclamp it. How could I forget something so simple? My friend walked in the door to help me load my kids in the car. I was still one handed from cutting through a tendon. She found me covered in tears cleaning formula from the cracks in the floor. Through the hyperventilating sobs, I told her I couldn’t do this anymore. I felt more like his nurse than his mom. There was no connection there. I told her I didn’t ask for this and I didn’t want it. What I thought I had prayed for had turned out to be a huge mistake. I wanted to run away because this is not the life I wanted and was feeling crushed from all the things I was having to do for him, like “having” to care for him, “having” to make sure he made every doctor’s appointment, “having” to hold him down for blood draws, and “having” to be separated from the rest of my family as I laid next to him in a hospital bed. All the “have-tos” were getting to me and I had had it. She was kind, but firm, and reminded me what I needed to hear even if I didn’t want to hear it. “Jamie, you don’t have to be Bowen’s mama – you GET to. God could have given Bowen to anyone but he gave the honor to you. So you GET to care for him, you GET to take him to his doctor’s appointments and hold his hand when he get his blood get drawn. You GET to fight for him and lay by his bedside in the hospital. Don’t let your exhaustion cloud your perspective. The honor it is that Bowen gets to live in YOUR house and be a part of YOUR family. He is a gift." (Cont. ⬇️)

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Jamie Lynn Dorr is a mom on a mission to speak to the souls of other moms and remind them that ups and downs are not only normal, but they’re also part of the beauty of motherhood.

xx, The FabFitFun Team