I have oft maligned the internet on this blog and the way it distracts us from being “here” now, however, it definitely has it’s benefits.
You never know who might be watching you and inspired by your journey.
You never know who could be listening to you when you give a speech. Your words, your story may be the difference between them fighting another day or giving up completely.
We are so powerful and we don’t begin to grasp how powerful.
You also don’t need to be physically there to inspire or motivate others.
What am I talking about? Well, take this picture for instance, It’s a picture of 4 women who supported each other on the road to debt-freedom. When we “met” some in person and some via the internet, each one of us was in debt and working hard to unshackle the chains of debt that were strangling each of us.
Slowly but surely (like the tortoise winning the race) we all became debt-free.
Let’s take a minute and just breathe that in. WE ARE DEBT FREE!
These women are incredibly inspiring and passionate and have their own story to share, but I will hit a few highlights for you.
Juante is a dear friend who I “met” via the internet and supported her and she supported me as we walked down this road together. She is a soon to be published author and a life coach who inspires other people for a living. She is a ray of sunshine and just having her around enriches your space.
Chrishawn – my sweet friend who is a fashion plate and I always want to wear her clothes. She is a dedicated and passionate paralegal who worked diligently with her husband to get out of debt, and she was ruthlessly organized about it, her spreadsheets and countdowns are a thing of beauty, trust me! She also has a wonderful laugh and tells great stories.
Erin- my lovely friend who home schools her kids and is a passionate crusader against debt, she and her husband also worked their bahookies off to get out of debt. They worked extra jobs and got their kids involved too! Erin teaches a financial class about every quarter to help inspire others. She isn’t naming names but recently some of her students told her that they were so inspired that they were teaching their own class!
All three of these women at one point or another lifted me up or encouraged me as we walked down this road together. One sent me a locket with the date we became debt free on it 11/16/15 to commemorate the milestone. One of them met me for for coffee so we could catch up and she could meet my little girl. One of them sent me a some text messages when we hit a setback. Yes, I am praising a text message, sometimes it can be EXACTLY what you need.
My preference will ALWAYS be a face to face meeting (see picture above for proof)
However, when there is a gap of distance between you that requires an airplane or train or a pretty long drive, a text message, or a well placed message on social media can do wonders for your heart and your soul.
Thanks for pointing that out, Alexandra – “A text message is also a connection”
Well said, friend.
So good things come to those who wait, this picture took 4 years to happen, and it finally did, It makes my heart sing to look at it and see what it represents.
A very public thank you to all three of you amazing, wonderful and supportive women!
Remember, you never know who might be watching your struggle and gaining strength from your successes and failures.
Think About It.