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Inspiration and Gratitude


Image drawn by Sarah S. Smith



Painted by Sarah S. Smith


The above pictures were drawn/painted by my exceptionally talented friend Sarah (  I tried to leave them large so that you all could see how wonderful they are. The first picture is a drawing I asked her to do of Jack. This came from a picture that I took during his first ever trip to the park. The detail in her images is absolutely incredible. Whenever anyone comes over and sees the drawing in my house they can’t help but comment on how amazing it is. I was showing a friend her artwork the other day, and I was struck by how inspiring it is when we see people using their talents.

When we display the things we have hidden within us, we have the capacity to move people. To lift them up, strengthen and inspire them. When we take the time to foster those things that we have to share, it matters. We all have different strengths. We all have different things to offer in different ways. We have something within us, innately inherit unto us that was designed to connect with others. We can’t always speak well, or draw well, or sing well, but we all have something we can and should do to help others. When we are willing to rise up and share those things we make a difference. We help people heal, we help them soar, we help them feel compelled to use their talents as well.


I also wanted to take this time to say thank you to the following people for nominating me for awards. Thank you all so much for taking the time out to read this and even though I haven’t been able to write as much lately, I really appreciate everyone sticking around and helping lift my spirits as well!



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