brene brown said this..or pretty close:)
"when we have some influence over the arena we need to become the storytellers that will SHAPE what the arena will look like"
we need to be writing our stories on the arena walls girls!!
and i felt it in my bones that i want to begin to write my story on the arena wall we are called to be SHAPERS! and i began to understand that i am surrounded by courageous women who have hearts to do the same i need people like these in my life don't you? i crave itif i were to be honest with my heart right now it would go something like this
i have always been compelled to go deeper into God..into the soul..what makes it all tick i am not content at superficial. never have been. i am not a player. i don't know if that has always served me well but it is honest
the deep calls to me it won't let me go no matter how.far.i.run
i have learned a little something in the 45 years i have been around something i know now about me that i didn't know 15 years ago is this
i am strengthened by storytellers they don't all have to be just like me..in fact it is the best when they are not
i used to think my circle had to move breathe and think just.like.me i was wrong
except for one thing. the common denominatorthey have a heart that longs after God longs to live a beautiful life in spite of circumstances always up for the challenge they get up..even when it is the 110th time they strive for excellence..vulnerability and they are learners. always
and here are a few word women..and i am sure you know them..but they have been brought into my life in all sorts of ways. i value their hearts. i hear their hearts and i applaud their tenacity to share their innermost being with all of us. here are my first 10 women
each woman shares her story through her experience of God and her life circumstances creating a relational foundation a way we can identify with her. find a pieces of ourselves. ann voscamp says, " throwing us a life rope "
they offer a hand up to those of us journeying a little farther behind and they aren't prideful to be able to take hands offered to them from those farther up ahead either they call back to us..saying YOU can do it! your gonna make it..let's find a way together let's find a way to live a beautiful life in the present
let's talk more about this " finding a way to create a beautiful life" as we begin to write our stories on the arena wall and encourage one another as things begin to take shape! shall we? i think we shall!!
hugs HUGS and more hugs to YOU--i will be able to have lots more dialogue with comments after surgery i can't wait until then pray for supernatural strength to get several signs done each day!