Border

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I was on the border, and I am making my way to the center of me-of what truly makes me happy, and how I want to live my life for the next years I am blessed with.

Are you on the border of following your dreams and still holding down a job that is just working for you and your family?  Yes…the job pays your bills, but what about that dream or desire you have to be your own boss, a particular postion at the company you work for,  and to develop and nurture the gifts and talents you have been blessed with?  Do you hope to be a great singer someday? An artist for a cartoon network? Own your own traveling agency?

What gifts or talents have you been blessed with and have not taken the time to develop/nurture them?  How can you serve others with your special gifts/talents?  If you take the necessary time to develop and nurture your specific gifts/talents, could this be how you are supposed to make a successful living? Could this be the path to making a living on your own terms?

After pumping myself with positive thoughts and  words and visualizing my future, today is the first Friday after our drive back from Illinois, which was a much-needed vacation.  I had time to clear my mind yesterday as my children rode with my husband for a portion of the 7-hour drive back to Ohio.  I thought about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and in preparation for my children to start school next year -pending that they go to private school, public school, or homeschool, I need to organize and plan personal time, career time,  and family time.    I want to not just be available when our children are home from school or during the early afternoon.  I want to be present–to help them with their homework, to attend baseball practice, dance recitals, and so much more.   I want to enjoy life to the fullest!  I believe that we have been given certain gifts and talents by our Creator so that we may enjoy life and serve each other with our gifts and talents.  I do believe that how we make a living can be enjoyable and not time-consuming, leaving much time for personal time and time with family and friends.

I have a few writing projects that I have been slowly working on for the past 4-5 years, and today, first Friday of October 2016, I made time for one of the projects and plan to finish by my set deadlines.   I figure if I do not push forward with my goals, then when will I?  If I continue to slowly work on the projects with no set deadlines or continue to push the deadlines to another date, when do I plan to finish my projects?  If I do not consistently try to embrace and develop my gifts and talents, when will I?

So, I take the first Friday of the month of October 2016, and I am pushing forward to an inner calling to educate, empower, and inspire others through written and spoken words.  I want to use the wisdom within to direct my steps.  I want to pursue this journey of knowing who I am and serving others the best way I can.

Daily Prompt: Graceful

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Happy child

It brightens my day and lightens my heart when I see my son laugh and smile. He enjoys being around other children and playing by himself, which is great for him. He is learning so much, and he is doing so well with word pronunciation. It is almost scary.

I am not only taking pictures with my phone camera. I am also taking mental pictures as well. I want to cherish this time with my son and witness God in action.

Hope you and yours are having a beautiful Saturday.

Timika Chambers

“A mother’s words of wisdom. From my heart to yours. Building within”