Be Kind!

Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32

Breakfast with my girls and a pair of sneaker socks with bees on them have turned into a family tradition of sorts. When I gave them the socks I told them when they wore them to remember to ‘be kind’ to one another. Over the years ‘bee kind’ bees have shown up on pajamas, dish towels, socks—even gift cards! Together or miles apart the little bumble bees have served their purpose. We are blessed to have four kind daughters.

Be An Encourager!

I recently attended a SCBWI conference and met an encourager! Deb shared her long journey with us. She encouraged us to be more, to use our gifts and have confidence in our God given talents. She told us you can blog, you all have a story that needs to be told. “This afternoon I want you to write your first blog post.” Later that day she checked to see if I had indeed written something. She sat down and helped me brainstorm all the topics I could blog about. I came home believing that I could blog. Now my daughter has been telling me I need to blog for several years. Even had it set up on my website. So what was it that Deb said that gave me the courage to make me believe I could do this? I don’t know! But her encouragement DID give me the courage to come home and do this!!! Be encouraged – and – encourage someone today.

Thanks Deb and Jen!

So speak encouraging words to one another. I Thessalonians 5:11 Msg

You are Enough

Welcome to my premier blog post focusing on Life’s Inspirations! For my first blog post I am participating in the Positive Writer’s Contest, YOU ARE ENOUGH. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

How many times have we heard someone say a journey begins with the first step? What is your journey? Get an education? Start a business? Complete a project? Lose weight? Write a book? I could go on and on. To begin that journey, we MUST believe we can take the first step. Believing we can and taking that first step often involves a champion saying “yes you can, you’ve got this.” A champion says you can do more, you can give more, you can reach deeper. A champion believes in you, steps up for you in life. A champion believes in you when you can’t believe in yourself.

I have been blessed to have had people that believed in me my whole life. People that said to me you can do this. I believe in you. And what happened I began to believe in myself. To believe in my God-given abilities. To believe that I am enough. To take that first step. Have I fallen down? Did I want to quit? Yes and Yes. I have been blessed with God given abilities which are enough for me to have the courage to take a step and believe – YOU ARE ENOUGH.

So what journey are you on? Who are the champions in your life? Who has told you, YOU ARE ENOUGH? Believe them. Believe in yourself. Take the first step! You ARE enough.

And one more thing…….. whose champion are you? Tell them today, YOU ARE ENOUGH.