I spent most of the day yesterday flying from my current home in Florida to my home state of Ohio. Since I am leaving for an entire year, I was worried that I would be an emotional wreck but surprisingly it was not too bad. As I was flying from Gainesville to Charlotte (leg 1 of my journey), I started to run through all of the amazing memories that I have collected while living in Florida. However, I am certain that over the course of my next year abroad I will have hundreds and perhaps thousands of wonderful new memories to add to my beautiful life story.
I journal like my life depends on it…so I wanted to share a few thoughts that stood out to me as I was reading through past journals. I really devoured these notes as I sat with my warm “Christmas Blend” from Starbucks, my Ipod, and a four-inch stack of journals/notes. I would encourage you to make yourself a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate and simply reflect on the thoughts below and see if any of them stand out/speak to you! Keep in mind that none of these quotes are mine, they are from various books, blogs, websites that I have read over the past year. I hope that they are an inspiration to you just as they were to me on my plane ride.
I’m merely encouraging you to start. often. Forever. Be the one who starts things
What God calls you to do, He equips you to fulfill
When was the last time that someone was amazed by your boldness?
We speak boldly about what we believe deeply
You can have unlimited dreams and goals but not unlimited priorities- Chris Guillebeau
Consider “investing in yourself” through spending on unique life experiences more than stuff-Chris Guillebeau
His master replied, well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things
Stop praying for a life of impact and do something impactful. Stop praying for a bigger platform and use the one you’ve been given. Stop praying for a better assignment and start performing better with the one you have
Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S.