"Many of us sit in the back seat of life and let someone else do all the driving. That's okay if you don't care where the car's going. To set the course in the direction you want to go, you have to take the wheel. You have to drive."
Judy Mae Bingman
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Once upon a time, I knew a girl whose laugh could make you melt. Her smile started at her toes and beamed out through her eyes. Ask people what they remembered most about her and they agreed, her smile.
I wanted to be that girl again.
I needed to be that girl again, but I couldn’t find her.
Somewhere in the dark I let go of her hand and lost her. . . . .
from where you are to where you want to be
I see the look
in your eyes—
Finding yourself begins with one tiny step. Let me take your hand and travel with you.
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myself again, just where I had left me.
... that look caused by unimaginable pressure and grief,
... that look caused by helplessness and hopelessness,
... that look caused by incessantly rowing a boat that isn’t going anywhere.
I see the look because I know the feeling. . .
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Don’t stop seeing your tiny successes hidden in the middle of your biggest failures.
The burden of the gift of life
“You’re the closest one to Kentucky, so you need to get there before she dies.” You don’t forget calls like that.
So what now?
When the challenges of life start to close in around me, it only takes a few things to remind me that my most important job is to produce happy children; not spoiled children; not children who have never been told no; not children who have everything their way; just happy children who have a healthy self worth so that no matter where they land in life, they’ll always land on their feet.
The parable of the pencil
I think we sometimes forget our purpose. We stumble through the day, doing what has to be done without thought to what needs to be done.
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