Some days I get frustrated because things just don’t seem to be happening fast enough!  I try to be patient, and at times I truly succeed, but there are days when I wonder why the world is in slow motion.  Do you ever feel that way?

Over the past three years I’ve researched, reflected within my self, brainstormed about the topic “What is my Why?”.  Some days I think I’ve got it figured out 🙂

Easier though is to declare my “What”.  What do I want to do?  I want to be a reflection of God’s love for each and every one of us by sharing the talents and gifts I have:

#1 I want to reduce food insecurity in children within my community by teaching children how to garden, how to cook and bake, and how to preserve foods for leaner times.

#2 I want to cloth our homeless veterans through my Warm Wishes Campaign and produce handmade socks, hats, scarves, gloves for those who have given to our Country so that they understand and feel that they are loved and not forgotten.

#3 I want to inspire actions that improve quality of life, by respecting my own health and fitness and by coaching others to their greatest selves.

 

I need to be patient but see progress.  I am reminded of this today while I am knitting a sock that is intended to warm the foot of one of our local Veterans.  It takes me several hours to knit one single sock.  I could easily go purchase a package of socks and donate.  My donation then would be faster and have a more immediate impact on those in need.  Through knitting though, I feel like I’m giving a part of myself in the sock.  Knitting also helps me feel more centered and in touch with who I am.  I think it is a form of meditation and self-reflection of who I have become as a person.

Your WHY is the thing that motivates you.  It’s the reason you tackle Mondays (remind me sometime to tell you about my approach to Mondays).  It’s that flutter in your belly when you’re about to leap towards to goal and you’re not sure if you’re excited or going to puke.  It’s the reason you never let go of your dreams.

Yesterday I attended an incredible wellness presentation in Oregon that was specific to those in the veterinary field.  I was drained at the conclusion of the 8 hour long event.  Drained.  I came home and shared the information with my husband and suddenly felt a surge of energy and focus.  I recognized I need to be more deliberate in my actions and grab hold of those goals. I need to make more goals, dream more dreams!

And I need to continue placing one step forward, one at a time, and never stop.  These little steps matter.

Until next time,
Carlie

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubabbel’s hand.”  Zechariah 4:10.