Here we go…

In 2 separate blessings I have been told I would do work that would touch the lives of many and that if I stayed in touch with the guidance of the Spirit I would be used to influence many in a positive way. I was told I would be given opportunities to celebrate and rejoice with others as a result of the work I was doing. I have pondered over these comments for more hours than I could possibly count. 

About 1 year ago I started receiving these nudges. Little promptings and ideas would come about what I could be doing to make the comments given in those blessings a reality but I continuously pushed those thoughts to the side. “I’m about to have a baby that would be crazy to start now.” or the most common thought, “What do I have to share that would be of worth to anyone?!” or “Having 6 kids is kicking my butt, now is NOT the time to start anything”. But the reality is, I can find time for anything if it’s really important to me but I am just SCARED OUT OF MY MIND of trying something and failing miserably. being a joke, and scariest of all, not making a difference when I feel like I should be and letting Him down in the process. I have started to take baby steps here and there but honestly I still don’t have the full picture of what I am even supposed to be doing here, top that with trying to balance life and again, being terrified of putting myself out there and really starting this new venture and what do you know, a year has passed with nothing concrete. 

Well that all stops here because about a week ago during my personal study, I received another prompting of something I could/should do. My next thought was, “I don’t even know where to start with all of this!!!!” And immediately a very distinct prompting came, 

“Start with being vulnerable. Tell them what you know and what you don’t and go from there.” 

So here it is, friends. This is what I know: I am hoping to use this Instagram account to spread positivity, encouragement and hope. I want to create a community where everyone feels like a friend, and what do we do with our friends? We encourage them, we help give inspiration when we can, we help them out when they are starting a new venture, we share our stories of laughter, we tell them they can have the life they want and help them in anyway we can and we share experiences that help strengthen our testimonies, we make them laugh when they are having a bad day and cry with them when they are having a bad year. 

Here is what I don’t know: how I am going to do all of the above. 🙂 For real though, I’m not sure what all this account will have on it but I do know I won’t be trying to sell anything, and I’m not looking to make anything. I know there will be DIY projects (trust me if I can do the stuff I post, you can too), products that I love (but am not paid for telling you about), quotes that inspire me, recipes I love, accounts that I think are awesome and think you should follow too, articles that have moved me or that I would just love to discuss and maybe even the occasional challenge to spread some cheer or service. 

I’m not an expert in any field, I’m not even crazy good at just about anything 🙂 so I’m not sure why I’m feeling like I need to do this but I’m going to take a leap of faith and see what He has in store for me. I would feel so humbled to have your help. Tag a friend if you feel inspired to do so on any of the posts, make comments and let me know your opinion on articles or quotes or let me know what your family does if I’m sharing something our family does. I want this to be a place where we talk and discuss and share all that we have to share. I sincerely thank everyone who took the time to read this novel and I am so grateful for all the support from those who tag friends and make comments and support me in anyway while I figure out what my purpose is in this. 

Purpose

If there is one thing you could change about the world what would it be?  What is that thing that you are SO passionate about that you want to try everything you can to make a difference in that area?  For some, it may be a healthier planet, for some it’s healthier people on the planet.  Some of you are passionate about making people more beautiful or confident in their skin and others want to help people beautify their homes.  Me?  I want to help people be able to see another side of things.  I want people to know that they can see, or hear, someone else’s point of view and by doing so, it doesn’t mean you agree with them, but you are allowing them to be heard, you are giving them the opportunity to have a voice, and we all want to be heard.  Maybe you will discover a new way of looking at things, or at least be more sympathetic of where they are coming from. 

Everyone has different priorities, different talents, opinions, ways of parenting, ways of practicing religion, ways to clean, keep sane, eat healthy……everything in life has different ways you can go about it and we can learn SO much from each other when we are open to others’ ideas.  

I want to create a space where people feel they can come and get a great recipe, a tip on parenting, or cleaning, or have a good laugh…..JUDGE FREE.  One day might be a post on “clean eating” and the next might be about how much I love Dr Pepper.  Why do we have to focus on ONE way of doing things?  Shouldn’t we instead be seeking for more balance?  I LOVE following a lot of different blogs and Instagram users…some post healthy recipes, others focus on sweet treats.  Some post about ways to raise your children without yelling and others talk about how challenging parenting can be and how we all LOSE it now and then, and know what?  I love all of them because they all have valid points.  They all have SOMETHING I can take from them.   

I really hope I can create a space full of ideas, and viewpoints, and inspiration where you can take something from it too.  Please leave comments with other viewpoints, other ideas of ways to go about whatever the topic is and PLEASE be considerate of everyones’ opinions.  Really when it comes down to it most of us have the same goal in life: get through life happy and making a difference for good.  Lets support each other as we try to make that difference.

xoxo,

Jenny