I just wanted to share a little inside information with everyone and let you in on my heart a little bit. I want you all to know your comments all mean so much to me! Whether they be good or bad, the positive, the negative, the encouraging, the disappointing, the happy and the sad…you can ask my best friend, my husband and even my Design Team what YOUR comments do to me and for me!
I take each and every one of them to heart, and I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time to actually express that to you, the commenter! (Insert the Megan DUH face right HERE! 😉 )
I know there are times in life when people do things you don’t agree with, people do things that excite you, people do things that upset you, people do things that encourage and uplift you…that’s what life is all about. Taking in each one of those moments, allowing them to shape you and mold you into (hopefully) a better you than you were the day before.
You’re comments do that for me! I have received so much love through so many of you for so long and from the bottom of my heart thank you for the kind support.
I want to share a comment with you from a fellow crafter so all could actually read it and I wanted to comment a reply so all could see. This comment is from Carrie in response to the China for Scrapbookers video I posted it says:
Thanks for finding where the products are produced that we already love and use everyday.
We follow you because of the great things you have already produced right here in the USA, keep up the good work. We know you won’t stop your video creation, but only grow in your knowledge and expertise to keep sharing the things we’ve grown to love. I can’t wait to see how you apply your new knowledge on the videos you are editing and preparing for us. Thanks for willing to take the life risk and do more than most of us could ever dream of when asked to step out of our comfort zone.
I read that and it meant SO much to me. There are MANY others that do as well, but for this moment at this time, I just wanted to share a thankful heart of Carrie posting this. First I’m thankful she’s recognized that I have most of my products produced right here in the United States for a reason. My trip to China is not meant to strip jobs from the US (if we’re scrapbooking, we’re using things from China which I saw quickly being over there just being there)- as a matter of fact – its quite the opposite and I know there will be protest and concerns regardless. Just know where my heart really is in all of this. That’s all I’ll say about that.
And Carrie – Your comment also inspired me because of your thanks for stepping out of the comfort zone… and I wanted everyone to read and see that because I think that should be a challenge to ALL of us!
We have the choice to CREATE the life we DREAM about. You have to believe in yourself – step out of what negative beliefs you may hold of “that will never work” or “I could never do that” and BELIEVE that YOU CAN! Because – YOU CAN!!! I promise YOU CAN!
Doesn’t mean you HAVE to fly to China to see where Stampin’ Up and Basic Gray and KaiserCraft and BoBunny products are made. It doesn’t mean you have to have your own line of scrapbook paper, it doesn’t mean you have to turn on a video camera and talk to people. Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can be as simple as smiling at the lady at the check out counter who’s grumpy and having a bad day just like you are. Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is letting the kids play in the mud even though you’ll DREAD having to clean up That Mess! (GUILTY!) Sometimes its writing a handwritten letter, a kind word, a helpful spirit, sometimes its dropping everything to do something that makes someone else feel good!
The point I’m trying to get at is – you CAN start small in creating a LIFE that makes you BEAM – that allows your light to shine and makes an impact! Sometimes it means doing big things – taking BIG risks – but it ALL comes back to believing in yourself to make YOUR life a DREAM!
I happen to believe this one simple truth found in Psalm 37 that says “Trust in the Lord and DO Good, feed on His faithfulness. DELIGHT yourself in the Lord and HE shall give you the DESIRES of your heart.”
I think that verse goes a long way. Its not about just sitting back and saying ok God whatever you give me – I think its about DOING – DOING the good and seeking after Him and the desires you want fall right into place.
Ok – there are my two cents – again – I know that won’t agree with some of you – I know that there is NO possible way to receive 100% positive and uplifting comments ALL the time. I know there will be times when I fail and I let you and others down…
But I’m here – My heart is IN THIS – and I believe that it is “thanks to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundant beyond ALL we can ask or think” (Eph. 3:20) – And the comments and support each one of you at home give as well!!!!
Once again THANK YOU and I SO want you to PLEASE get OUT THERE and ENJOY THE MOMENTS! GO FOR IT!!!