Be confident in who you are – and never be ashamed of your dreams.
Do what you love. Do what makes you smile. Do what challenges you. Do what makes you laugh. Do what makes you cry. But, no matter what you do, do life BIG.
This is inspiration in it’s fullest… especially this, “Growth can only happen once we learn to take ourselves where we are and move forward.”
I can’t say enough how lucky I feel to be living in Alaska. Going from a place where a new Chick-Fil-A was one of the most exciting things you could see on your way to work everyday, to this thoughtfully preserved wilderness has had such an impact on my spiritual journey. I believe whole heartedly that what we surround ourselves with matters. And I don’t just mean what type of landscape you get to look at every day, although having such a tangible relationship with nature is pretty spectacular. I also hang pictures and art on my walls that bring me joy or make me think. Over my writing desk, I have hand written notes to myself tacked to the wall, quotes that inspire me are never far from view, and I make a point to have several pictures of me smiling and sharing happy moments with my children right in my direct line of sight.
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I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Just some encouragement…
His mercy is ever-lasting. Be confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus — Phil. 1:6 NIV (syntax modified).
Picture credit: shannon van valin morgan on pinterest. I don’t own the rights to the original, and I’m not making any money on it.
All your dreams are worth it. Read this, and renew your confidence.
I am a girl who has only ever known how to want big things.
I used to apologize for that. I remember lying barefoot on the hardwood floor of my childhood bedroom, palms up to the ceiling and whispering, “God, I don’t want to know about your line-up. I know there are a million other people out there who you could use before me. People who haven’t screwed up as much as me. But if you pick me, if you use me, I won’t let you down. I promise.” I didn’t make promises much when I was sixteen but I felt like I could keep that one.
I always felt like it was this unattainable burden sitting heavy on my life that I wanted something more. I wasn’t the girl who saw her wedding dress when she closed her eyes. I never dreamed in fences and babies with my curls.
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