Who have been your Mentors, Teachers, Encouragers, Coaches, Lights, Heros?
Step 2 what and who are you open to? Do you have a Mentor? Are you a mentor to someone? Do you believe that you have something to learn and teach person that you meet no matter their age, position or background? Being Open is about keeping your eyes and heart open to people, places & things. It is about living in wonder not judgement. It is about living beyond what you think you might know to wonder about what you might be missing.
Be honest, what does it mean to be honest? What stories are on the other side of honesty? What story have you been repeating that might need to be changed? Are you ready to rewrite your story as you move forward and find a new truth?
Be the Exception
For a long time, Annie Meehan felt she was worthless. She thought that she would never be able to escape the cycle of negativity, poverty, and abuse that she had grown up in. But even in the darkest times, she knew, deep inside, that she was created for more.
Life can be rough–we all know it. But the truth is that you are stronger than your circumstances. You have the ability to be an inspiration and to live a truly exceptional life! Whether you’re just beginning your journey or are a well-traveled veteran, know there is always room to grow.
Be the Exception will show you how to take the suffering of your past and mold it into a ladder that will lead you to freedom. In these pages, you will find stories that guide you through the tough times. It will teach you how to let go of anger and resentment, how to love yourself, and how to grow into the person you dream of being.
Time goes by too fast sometimes, and today’s one of those days. As I’m writing this, it’s already November. While many people talk about fall moving in, I just want to say, “Slow down and enjoy the moment, the day, the beautiful summer sunsets and nights. Slow down as the calendar turns and enjoy each day.”
Lately, I’ve been spending more time on the road as my speaking schedule expands across the Midwest. While on the road I like to drive right around the speed limit. I try to slow down, sing a song, or call a friend to catch up. Everyone around me seems to be in such a hurry to get somewhere, anywhere, and I wonder “What’s the hurry?” Cars want to run you down if you’re not going ten or more miles per hour over the speed limit. I might not be the safest driver, but I know a car’s power and would rather leave extra space to avoid an accident. When someone rides my tail, I think, “Go ahead, I’m happy to move over, just give me a moment.”
However, I want another sort of slow down today. I want a moment to stop, pay attention, love, pray, celebrate, and mourn. Life keeps moving forward whether we do or not. Today is a sweet friend’s birthday and though she might feel older she will always be younger than I am. Another friend is preparing to dissolve a destructive marriage and another wonderful friend is preparing for surgery. I wish I could have the day with each of them to love, celebrate, encourage and support them on their journeys. We can’t slow down time, but we can be intentional with our words, actions, and how we spend our moments. I hope you take a moment today to slow down and just breathe. Then, call someone you care about and tell them, or take a moment and write them a handwritten note or card. Share the love, be present in the moment, and cherish those you love.
On the week of Thanksgiving I love to write personal notes of graditude to those that have been a positive impact in my life over the past year. Who has seen you, loved you, supported you personally & professionally in 2017? How do you express and share your graditude during Thanksgiving week? Do you offer up extra prayers of Graditude, do you go around the table and share what you are grateful for, Do you write out thank you cards, do you slow down and make those phone calls you have been meaning to for weeks? I so love this week, all the kids come home and we spend the day cooking together. Each child has their specialty and it brings me such JOY to watch them work together & support each other in trying new recipes. So Fun ; ) What are you most grateful for?
Share with me what you love most about Thanksgiving, How you celebrate, What your traditions are or What you are most Thankful for and the first 5 people to share will recieve a FREE download of my audio book. Wishing you much JOY, many BLESSINGS and a Grateful HEART this week and all year Through! #BetheException
Do you have good friends? Do they meet need for you in your life? /do you meet a need for them in their life? Who are your closest friends, who are your early morning friends, your late night friends, your long lost friends? Are you A good friend? do you have good friends? I love making new friends. This weekend I just met some amazing people and hopefully some new friends. Who are your real friends and how many do you have? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukD8zj6ngVY