Do you have a friend or family member that you love to talk to because they make you feel better? They lift you up and make you realize how beautiful life is.
I have a friend that says I am her “igniter”. That always makes me smile, but it also makes me realize something. We often have friends that call us, with their cares and concerns. Are we listening? Really listening and Hearing? Don’t listen to reply. Listen to hear, hear what they are really feeling.
I try to do that. I try to listen to my friends and family and sometimes that is the greatest gift you can give someone, just to listen. No judgements, no smooth replies. They just want someone to listen to them. You don’t have to agree or disagree with them. Just listen.
And then you have those moments, kinda like ah ha moments where you see something they are completely missing. They are feeling lost or down, or overwhelmed with life choices and you see the path they should be on. Maybe they are unhappy with their current job and at home they are creative and crafty. Telling them to focus more on the creative side because that makes them happy, could lead them to a place where they can sell their creations and walk away from that old job. People take it for granted that blah jobs are necessary. They are not!!! That thing that fires you, and makes you happy, that is what you should be doing.
I have been talking to a lot of other women in small business groups and I see it all the time. We have this passion, this thing we do, and we don’t see the potential for growth and happiness is right there. Not that boring 8-5 job at the office. That’s not where your heart is, it’s in that passionate thing you do later for fun. And even when we are doing our passion as a job, sometimes we get sidetracked by what everyone else wants us to do, that we forget why we started in the first place.
I recently found myself overwhelmed with trying to please “customers” and had to slap myself back to reality and remind myself why I started creating in the first place. It brings me joy, it fires my mind, it makes me smile and want to share everything I learn with anyone that will listen. I create because it is my Passion! I sell it because I want to share that with everyone. (and I can’t wear it all lol).
So in all this rambling I hope you remember these few things.
Listen and uplift those around you, they need it as much as you do.
Find your passion, that thing that makes your heart sing and DO IT.
Don’t wait, life is too short to not love every day of it!
Peace and Love to you…