Whispered words from the past
"Follow Your Dreams"
A very wise lady once told me to follow my dreams, and that I was on this earth for a distinct purpose. She said my love for others would someday surface to the point that would make an amazing difference in the lives of many. Last year, I became an Ordained Minister.
This wise and wonderful woman was my Mom. She was the most kind-hearted individual I have ever known. Although my sweet mother has been gone from the earth now for over ten years, she is still in my heart. I can often hear her words of wisdom and guidance. She would have loved the direction my life has taken and, I know, she is proud of me, as always.
"You Have the Potential"
My third grade teacher, Miss Dixon, once told me that she loved my enthusiasm for writing compositions and the exciting characters I thought up. We talked about it one day and she said that I had the potential of becoming an author someday.
"You Can Do This"
Forty-five years later, my sister handed me an ad for a children's aptitude test saying, "I know you can do this." I wrote a story that was chosen and I was accepted into a children's literary school, later leading me to a publishing company. Those words from my teacher and sister remained in my soul and I became a children's author writing three books in a series that became published. Again, words planted in the past began to take root and grow.
"You Are Gifted"
Twenty five years ago, my Dad told me that he was amazed at how well I could design a website. He had never even turned on a computer, but loved my work and called it "artistic," saying I was gifted. Five years later, I had my own web company designing sites for companies and have been designing now for twenty years. I miss you, Dad.
"I Am So Proud of You, Mom"
As my two beautiful daughters were growing up, not a day or week went by when they would turn to me and say, "I am so proud of you, Mom." Let me tell you, that rang though me so vividly that I felt I could conquer the world! They still say those words to this day! I have always paid back their compliment because the fact is, that I am so proud of the both of them, I could burst! As a Mom, instilling words of praise in our children comes back to us, tenfold!
"You Are Amazing"
For the past seventeen years, my fiance has lifted me up through the most difficult times; losing loved ones, healing through injuries, making ends meet financially, etc. He has never raised his voice to me and has nurtured me with complete kindness. He always says that I am amazing. Well, he is the amazing one, however, his words of endless encouragement and love always dwell within me and open my eyes to all the miracles in life.
Who Was Your Voice of Encouragement?
Do you or have you had a voice of encouragement ring through your ears in the past? Who was it? A mother, father, sister, friend, neighbor, pastor or maybe even a stranger? How did it make you feel? Did it make a difference in how your life has played out?
"You Can Do Anything"
It has made all the difference to me. Having loving people believe in me and feed me positive and uplifting words instilled confidence and self-esteem. Hearing them makes one feel like they can do anything!
It's What I DO
My current accomplishment is building a successful online affiliate business here and earning a better income that I could have ever imagined!--All because my parents, loved ones and those treasured souls from my past said encouraging words that took route and grew within me over the years, leading me to this precise place in time. I love paying-it-forward at WA. It's what I do. Earning a great income and establishing stability is just a bonus.
Show Your Love
What goes around, comes around. Go out and make a difference in someone's life, whether through a quiet whisper, a serious talk or maybe even just a smile. I do this every time I go somewhere, when I'm online, on the phone, and whenever I see my daughters or family members. I love to make others feel like I felt when growing up with love and support.
I am very humble about my accomplishments and owe them all to the Words Whispered From the Past.
Bless all who reads this post. Your encouragement means everything! Please tell your story.
Erin :) XOXO