Finding Joy Everyday

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I know that I have been a bit absent from blogging these past months and I apologize! I hope to change that in the near future, but I did want to share something with you today that has been weighing on my heart lately. It’s something that most people already know and probably struggle with as well, but also something that tends to be lost in the back of our minds as we become encompassed in the daily grind of everyday life. It is something that is simple yet complex and is too often forgotten. Continue reading

There is only one of you! You are what makes your business stand out in the masses!

there is only one of you

There is only one of you! You are what makes your business stand out in the masses!

 As human beings it is natural for us to want to be loved and accepted by everyone. However, this dream is unrealistic and if perused can lead to heartbreak. We are never going to be able to please everyone… We can try, but the result is a constant changing of who we are to conform to what others want. People are far too diverse to all be happy with the same things. As a business owner in a creative industry that can be very hard to come to terms with and I still struggle with it from time to time. When you put your heart and soul into creating something for someone your desire is for them to fall in love with what you have created. Most of the time this is the case, but there are those few times when it is the opposite and sometimes the bad situations can shine brighter than all of the positive ones. What a true shame and disservice that is to you and your art!

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10 qualities of a great leader

great-leader

Are YOU a great leader???

Before I start, I want to empathize that not everyone posses the qualities of a great leader and THAT IS OKAY! Not everyone is meant to be a leader of a country or be the CEO of a company. However, each and everyone one of us is a leader in one way or another. If you are a parent, you are a leader of your children and are intrusted with a precious responsibility. If you manage a bookstore, you are a leader of those working for you. If you are in a position in your life where anyone at all might look up to you for guidance – YOU ARE A LEADER and should take such a position seriously. “Even without having a position of authority, one can be a leader, based on special skills and knowledge.”

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showit website is live!!!

I am so excited to have my new showit website!!!

showit-websiteI have wanted to revamp my website for awhile now. I have been researching many different website companies/designers. There are tons of wonderful options out there, but I was blown away by Showit. They are much more than just a website company. Showit is a community of creatives that come together to build each other up and encourage one another to be great! It’s about community, not competition.  Having communities in our life is so very important and I am beyond blessed to have found this one!!

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story to tell

story to tell

everyone has a story to tell

Our lives are made up of stories. We are creating them everyday with every adventure we take, big or small. Some stories are joyful and others are heartbreaking… No matter what kind of story it is, it deserves to be told. If you have a story to tell, tell it!

Stories are told in many different way. For me, I share stories in the photographs that I take.

Some write books, make movies, travel the world speaking, while others sit around a fire and inspire others with their words… No matter what the form your stories take, tell them!

People love stories!!!

People love connecting and being able to relate to each other and one of the most powerful ways to do that is through the stories we tell.

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