There is no better feeling in the world than knowing that because of you, and maybe a little divine intervention that led them to you, they are losing weight, feeling empowered, and taking control over their own world and how they live in it.
I am feeling a little emotional today but this is really cool and I just had to share. Its long but it is worth the read.
Some days I get caught up in my own day. I also get caught up in worrying about what other people will think or thinking that I am not really doing a good job as a leader, coach, mentor, friend, and wonder what I really have to offer people. I fall off the positivity train and allow the devil to try and take me down. I forget about the real reason I do and say/post the things I do. Today was one of those days.
Earlier today I was feeling a little “Off” you know that feeling. My mind was wandering and a particular person just popped into it. After Church I pulled out my phone and was literally about to write her a little note just to say hello. At that very moment she popped out the door in front of me and with extreme excitement said “Hi, I am at 30 now”!!
I about fell over. This was a young woman who I met by chance… because I decided to go to a small group make up session on a day that I wouldn’t have gone, because I didn’t know a single solitary person and I felt akward. I was invited to sit at a table by a really nice lady (this young woman’s mother) and I didn’t know, at that moment, that God had placed me in that room at that table for a reason. Well He did. And It was so that I would be able to speak and share my story and what I do with my table. It was so that on that night I would forever change someones vision and outlook on life. I would empower this young woman to take ACTION in what seemed to her, at that moment, an impossible goal. She was so young and beautiful and she has an amazing soul and spirit. I had no idea she was searching for help and support but lacked the self confidence to do so. She pulled me aside and told me her story. We talked for a while and came up with a plan. I just wanted her to be happy and confident and my heart hoped and prayed for her and wanted so badly for her to reach her goals. As of today….
She has LOST 30 lbs Since February. As a full time college student who works a full time job…This is amazing! I am sooo proud of her! I was just beaming with excitement for her. She told me that she has never felt better and she was glowing. She even bought herself her first car. I just want to shout it from the rooftops for her and I felt like my heart was about to explode with Joy. I will NEVER get tired of hearing these wonderful stories.
I guess what I am trying to say is that when you to shift your mindset and get into the mode of truly believing that you have something to offer people, you never know what might happen. You NEVER know who’s life you will be touching and changing for the better. The smallest of this can make such a BIG difference. If you find something powerful in life don’t be afraid to share it. Who cares what others might think. You are who you are and you have so much to be proud of. I almost didn’t say anything about what I did in fear of thinking that it wasn’t the time or place or that people would think I was trying to sell them something. If you know me at all…That is NOT what I DO. I offer opportunity and support, love, guidance, and so much more.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Just buckle down and BE THERE for yourself and for others. But remember that some people just aren’t ready for what you have to bring to the table and that is okay. You may not be ready for what people have to offer you and that is okay.
As for me…I Always keep in mind what my main priorities in life are. If what I am doing in life serves those priorities then I just let it shine from inside me and into the lives of others. If it doesn’t then I am learning to just walk away. It is okay to walk away IF it just doesn’t “fit”.
I am glad that God spoke to me on that night and told me to make my time with him a priority. I am glad that he had me sit at that table and I am even happier that he gave me the courage to speak up when someone asked me what I do.
If I hadn’t…