You know it is going to be a good day when your coffee cup is brimming with your favorite creamer and your morning walk is not only filled with Texas sunshine but there is also no Texas wind blowing.
A good bit of Texas is on the Prairie and when that wind gets to going, it can take your hair right off your head, sort of sounds like a Tall Tale doesn’t it…ya’ll just have to come visit to find out…
Maybe I should just say it was a beautiful day for a Workshop. It was a day to live fully and be present in each moment. A day to have a mindset of all of the possibilities that are available.
But there is one catch… the mind must be positive, open and willing to try and accept failure in order to discover success.
I have been reading and researching quite a bit these past months about Authenticity and do you know what.
We are all only thwarted by our own fears, insecurities and people pleasing mindsets. When we let go of those elements we begin to live fully and gain true strength to speak with our Authentic voice. Today I challenge you to open the door to your true self and live the life that you were created to live.
For those of you who joined us at the Brighten Workshop you will recall that Carole and I spoke about accepting the challenge of using your own voice and finding your own unique niche.
I get energized and excited when I focus on the God given talents that I was born with. Just imagine that as we entered this world we were already a neat little unique package that our Mother’s and Father’s oohed and awed over.
Along the path of this incredible journey called life. Some of those remarkable vibes, energies, dreams and thoughts seem to have had a way of being morphed into a spider web type labyrinth with a tangled beginning and confusing end.
Comparison (the thief of joy) can step in, and we timidly and fearfully succumb to what we allow society to label us.
Smart, not smart, strong, weak, silly or meek….you say what??? I say no way!
However, on Sunday this fine group of mighty warriors gathered for the Brighten Workshop.
A workshop intentionally called Brighten. Because you see, the focus has always been this ,that by brightening your life with authenticity you can also brighten the lives of those around you.
Armed with pencils, pens, notebooks, cameras and a can do spirit, these vivacious women drove to Royse City Texas. A little Historical town between here and there and a tad bit of nowhere.
Some friends were old, some were new,
But we gathered together in the spirit of YES WE CAN!
We shared, we laughed, we wondered and we energized one another with the knowledge that we can be anything that we want to be and who cares if we stumble, who cares if we fall.
We are going to try and when we are tired of trying, by darn we are going to try once again.
We are not quitters-we are doers!
My friend and co-founder of Brighten, Carole from Garden Up Green, gave a presentation on how to freelance for income and also demonstrated the art of stenciling.
We feasted on sweets that were fit for a Queen and we really sort of felt one like too, except for the paint we had on our fingertips…
Our only constraint was time and even though we completed our workshop right at 3 hours we could have shared and learned so much more from one another.
You know when you gather together with creators, you long to create even more.
You are ignited with a sense of Passion, Purpose and Productivity.
Carole and I would like to thank those of you who journeyed to be with us for this special event.
Throughout the month of April I will be sharing my printable worksheets and guidelines for using your Authentic voice.
You need not be a blogger to benefit from this series, this is not about blogging it is about getting the most out of your life.
I will be sharing applicable tips, encouraging words, motivational stories and how the power of authenticity sets you free to reclaim the bright star you were born to be!
I will leave you with this one thought of encouragement and hopefully a little smile too!