Wow, what a week!
I was incredibly inspired by a few different things this week, but one item in particular was this podcast by Branden Harvey featuring an interview with Jeremy Cowart. It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to something that has inspired me THIS greatly.
If you aren’t familiar with Jermey Cowart’s work, click here to watch this incredible video. It’s 20 minutes, but will absolutely change your life.
Jeremy was a horrible student with really no direction in his life. What he did have was parents who believed in him, encouraged him, and taught him that “can’t” isn’t a word that should be in his vocabulary. Jeremy has gone on to do amazing, world improving things. He’s left a mark on the world that won’t soon be forgotten.
One piece of advice I remembered from the podcast was this. Jeremy said “You’ve got to speak your dreams into existence.” Wow…
The morning before I listened to these words, I was talking to my friend Lenny about how scary it is to do something new. Even if you believe in it so much, putting yourself out there and starting something from ground zero is a scary thing. (I was talking about starting my podcast…which has definitely been a HUGE learning curve for me).
There are so many dreams we give up on because we’re too afraid to even speak them into existence. What if we faced those fears, stood up in front of people, and proclaimed what we want to do…what goals we want to achieve…how we want to change the world? What if we believed in ourselves so much, that before we even started working on our dreams, we spoke them out loud? That takes so much courage, but I think it is something that can definitely change the outcome of how our dreams pan out.
So, if you could speak any dream into existence right now, what would it be? I’m telling you right now, with complete vulnerability, that I want to start a podcast that connects, inspires and gathers people together. That’s my dream – and with that I hope to change the lives of even just a few people.
Write me back and speak your dreams to me. I’d love to support you in any way I can.
Now, let’s move on to things that made me happy this week!
Mother’s Day brunch needs to involve these waffles…your mom deserves it!
This confession was embarrassing, but I can already tell a difference after just one week of sticking to it.
If you love bullet journaling or scrapbooking supplies, make sure to check out this giveaway!
I stumbled across this new podcast on accident but LOVE it. If you love the written word and letters, you’ll love this podcast!
This may be the coolest product Amazon has ever released!
This did not make me happy, but I found it incredibly interesting (and kind of depressing).
This photography project is really cool. What a gift for those women!
My husband and I were both cracking up so hard at this!
You know those free standing pianos you see around cities? Wouldn’t you have loved to be a witness to this surprising duet?
That’s it for this week, friends. We’re in Topeka all weekend at a baseball tournment and Mother’s Day will be spent at baseball games and volleyball games. I wouldn’t have it any other way! (OK – I’d maybe like to spend it out on a boat in the ocean or on a beach, but baseball and volleyball is good too!)
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there, especially my favorite mom who has encouraged me to follow my dreams my entire life. I love you, Mom!
Make sure to write back and let me know what’s making you happy lately.