There are people who face their fears and accomplish great things. From a pulling in the heart for the love of another, amazing things can happen to change their corner of the world and beyond. These people hear the sound of conventional wisdom and ignore it.
I am not one of those people.
Fortunately, I am still growing. I am still becoming the woman I would like to one day look back on and admire. It's a daily challenge to step out of my fear. To drag myself out of my funk. To look around at my life and say, "This IS lovely" without wanting something else that might have also been lovely. I seek guidance through prayer and meditation and through the counsel of those that have done the difficult work I still must do. When I read stories about people that have pushed past fear and worry and have walked towards something they didn't really know was there, I'm inspired to do the same. It's easy to surround myself in gloom. There's enough of it in this world. It takes effort to push past that and to live in inspiration.
And every now and then, God sends inspiration into my life through Angels. I don't mean that Gail is "my" angel. She is merely human. But in her human kindness, she has accomplished some amazing things. Here's where the Big Leap of Faith part of her story starts:
Financially as a single mom, things were tight at times, even though I had real estate assets. Knowing how rare her talent was and believing wholeheartedly in her commitment, I sold my dream piece of real estate, Dreaming Bear Ranch, in Montana, to fund my daughter’s music career. I started working as her manager and formed a record label in Nashville to promote her, called Dreaming Bear Music. Billboard Magazine wrote a story where they talked about the Goodwin family literally “bet the farm”, or in this case the ranch, on Carly’s success.
Would I have bet the farm? Would I have woken up and listened? Would I have responded to the call to give "mom hugs" in Iraq without fear?
Maybe... I hope so.
Gail had the inner strength to do what she did because she chose to surround herself in inspiration rather than to be defeated by fear. And now, she shares that inspiration. There's so much more to this story... including the "mom hugs" part. Please go read it in it's entirety. I'd love to have you come back and comment, but if you linger and get lost over there, that's okay. I completely understand.
About Inspire Me Today
Inspire Me Today™ is here to help you remember that you, and you alone, have the power to do, be or create anything in your life that you desire. Anything. Your power is unlimited. Your wildest dreams are attainable. There is magic in belief, promise in faith and delivery in action. We believe you were born to fly, and all you need is a little inspiration. Let us help you put on your wings each morning, for when you’re inspired, the magic of the entire Universe kicks into full gear to work on your behalf. Your dream life is waiting for you. So, what are you waiting for?