Happy Monday….. suitcase is now in the bedroom and the hunt for what to pack has started. We leave EARLY Thursday morning for Columbus for Thirty One’s National Conference and I can’t wait to be back in my pink bubble. I will try NOT to flood my Facebook and blog posts with everything PINK – who am I kidding, of course I will. Yes, I squirreled…
I started a class at church last week on finding my passion and my spiritual gifts. Lots of new people and Pastor asks this same question every time as an ice breaker. I usually cringe because I can never think of an animal to describe me. I was grateful he started on the opposite side of the table which gave me time to think (and ask for God’s help) about which one I would pick.
First choice was a teddy bear – okay, maybe not technically an animal but it really would fit me. Teddy bears are soft, cuddly and provide comfort for those who are struggling. This is what I love to do – give hugs and provide support for those around me. But as I sat there and thought about it, God placed another animal on my mind….
A butterfly. This one took a little bit more thought, I mean how was I like a butterfly. I asked for the words and here is what I heard:
You help to transform women who are struggling by inspiring them to fly. Spreading their wings to find themselves and reach for their goals.
WOW! It is true! It is my passion and desire! Whether it is starting their own business, coaching them in their current business, helping them battle nasty inner gremlins or help them to see themselves as others see them – transforming lives is how I want to make a difference. When I shared it, those who knew me in the room all shook their head “yes”.
What about you? What animal would you be?
When I came home, I started thinking about the transformations in my life. I need to remember I deserve to be happy, truly happy with a joy from within. I need to believe in myself just as others believe in me. I need to see myself through their eyes. I need to embrace the transformation – Feel it. Believe it. And know I deserve it.
What about you? Are you living your life as the “animal” you would be? If you aren’t happy as the animal you are now, how would you change it?
I want you to remember success is always within your reach. There will be struggles but it simply means there are lessons to be learned. Your journey is yours alone but others can learn from it. Comparison is not in the plan.
I am on my way of emerging from the cocoon and becoming the beautiful butterfly ready to fly inspiring others. Give it a chance, what have you got to loose. You deserve to have all of the blessings waiting for you. I can’t wait to celebrate your successes.
Share you animal with us and why..
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!