Perhaps you’ve noticed I’ve been a bit MIA lately. Hmmm?
Well one thing for sure, I haven’t posted in a while. You see, I’ve been just a tad busy.
“Doing what?” you may ask. SOOO glad you did! Because I have an announcement to make!!
Say WHAAAT? What kind of word is “EmPOWordment”, anyway?
It’s a Mimi kind of word. It means
“words that empower and encourage“!
And that is the kind of person I am. My goal is to help you empower and encourage others too, because, for goodness sake, we NEED it these days!!
As Passionista At Large (my speaking-for-events business) my goal is to uplift, empower, inspire, ignite, inform, and give hugs to as many women (and some men too) as I possibly can. Thus, I signed up for a vendor show,
to “get myself out there”.
As I pondered how to draw people to my otherwise-empty booth,
“If I have something to attract them to my table,
then I can talk to them, they will fall in love with me, and invite me to speak!”
Great plan, right?
In no time at all the idea of creating inexpensive cards for people to give to others just burst from my heart into my computer and I had designed several cards. Then as the idea grew into a full-blown forest fire I designed even more, thinking of the people these cards could touch.
~Parents can put them in lunch boxes, back packs, on the bathroom mirror, or their child’s door or bed to support and congratulate.
~Teachers can hand them out as encouragement.
~Lovers can leave them in conspicuous spots.
~Workers can drop them on their friends’ desks.
~Military families can mail them to their loved ones.
~Those who send cards as a ministry will find them useful.
My brain kept seeing new ways for these words to bring light into people’s hearts and lives.
As Passionista, I designed many of them for the women I’ll be speaking to.
To help them understand how amazing and awesome they are!
To reassure them that they are not alone in their struggles and walk.
That many of us have been through it.
We survived. We blossomed. We are united.
But I know that everyone’s spirit blossoms with encouragement so these are for YOU too.
I hope that you feel encouraged just reading them!
And if you’d like to pass them along via sharing and liking and pinning, that’s great! Please do!
If, like me, you prefer the paper variety, something tangible you can hold, return to and reread when you need it, then I actually have these for SALE!! Can you believe it?
These are my stories—my life. I try to write honestly, raw, and from my heart. I try to tell all the parts—the good, the hard, the tough, the hopeful, and the emotional.
But most importantly, I am here to be found by you. I am open-hearted, and I won’t hide.
When I share my story, my words, and my experiences you may see yourself in them.
I make myself vulnerable, hoping that you might learn and heal.
We all need healing. The world can be cruel. Sometimes life can break us.
But there is joy and hope to be found. I pray that I may lead you to the One who can give them to us.
So, who am I?
*I’m an educator at heart–it’s in my blood.
*I’m a highly emotional person–I identify that as “passion”.
*I’m a late-life mom to two amazing and beautiful (adopted) children who have physical, mental, and psychological differences from “typical” children.
*I’m in my “Sensational Sixties”. I’ve lived a lot. I’ve learned a lot. And I’ve healed a lot.
I hope you will join me in my quest to live for God, to live fully, and to spread truth!
Please visit my website http://www.passionistaatlarge.org/ to see more about me, and perhaps invite me to speak for your group!
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