Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday's Children: Inspired by Others
I can't remember who sent this too me, but if I had a guess, it would be my friend Jaime Dement. It fits her and her sense of humor. It is also one of the reasons she inspires me on a daily basis. I met Jaime on Twitter through #writemotivation and I am so glad I did. Between throwing burning dino cookies and other mayhem on twitter, she's a writer, a mom, a care-giver, works a full-time job, and writes.
Somehow she survives. It isn't easy. Some days she barely has energy to write a dozen words. But despite that, she still cheers all of us on. Giving us a kind, supportive word despite the stresses in her life. Even when she wants to give up and just curl into a ball, she's still there cheering me and others on. Even if we only write one word. You see, to her, one word is progress. It's one more word, one more step closer to the finish line. It's still forward momentum.
Does she want to quit sometimes? Yes.
Does she get buried under the stress of her life? Yes.
Does she give up? No. She, like T-Rex there with the grabber claws, is unstoppable.
This inspires me. She inspires me. And when I need a friend, she's there.
So next time you are struggling and thinking about tossing in the towel, remember, you aren't alone. There is someone out there who is struggling too. And there are people like Jaime who are there to give you hand up, a pat on the back, and a big plate ninja star dino cookies.
So, thank you, Jamie. Thank you for being the awesome person you are.
UPDATE: The dino pic is courtesy of one my other awesome friends, Abigail Kern. I had a 50/50 shot of picking the right person and totally blew it. Sorry! Abigail is also funny, awesome, and runs one of my most favoritest blogs ever.
'Till Next Time