I have individuals all over this great state that I am proud to mentor. I mentor some professionally. I mentors others personally. Some just think I am mentoring them while really they are mentoring me.
If I have accomplished anything in my 41 years, it is because I was taken in by people who loved me, mentored me, pushed me, believed in me...even when they could (and maybe should) have NOT. Bless them. Bless their hearts. I work hard to make myself available to others as so many have made themselves available to me. I continue to get the better end of the deal. All the way around. :)
So, I find it strange as I wind down parts of my life and wind up other parts of my life...so too, are many of these mentorees. :) All of that said, as I am learning to better walk in faith...I get the distinct pleasure of watching them do the same. It is a long, hard walk. It is even harder and more exhilarating to watch someone go through then even to experience on my own. Color me surprised by that.
I am proud to be watching people put themselves out there...romantically, professionally, new ventures, new ideas, new processes, new cities, new....New.
What bravery it takes to step out and try something new...whatever that "new" is. We should applaud people that try...not necessarily that win, but simply try...because the reality is that so many simply do not.
Reach out to someone and show them a little love for stepping out there. Encourage someone that is afraid to try. Give your own self a pep talk...reminding yourself that you are still here, therefore YOU still have purpose.
The long walk of faith is not for the faint of the heart....but it is worth the effort. Beyond every cloud is the sun. Beyond every storm is the sun. Beyond every night...is the sun. Sunshine. Gotta love it. :)
"For we live by faith, not by sight." ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7
Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)