Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Self Important...But Not Too Important

Last night my sister wrote to me on Facebook and told me that she wants to take some steps in getting her family more prepared for emergencies. I’m thrilled that she came to me. Generally, when she, or anyone else in my family, have a question or want to learn more about something, we go to my dad, but not this time. It’s satisfying to know that the research and time I have spent learning and preparing is actually worth something and that someone needs my help with it.

It’s a special thrill for me to feel important outside of my home or my store – and sometimes even in those places. As people, it’s definitely good to be needed and it gives you that extra bounce in your step. I think anytime that a person feels important it’s uplifting to them in a very distinct way. I believe that in can overcome bad moods and bad days, it can give someone a self confidence about their actions, and it can truly make someone feel like they have something to add to the world at large or even just their own little world. Today is a good day because I feel important.

Things seem to be coming together in my writing world. Stacey and I had a long talk over dinner Sunday night about motivation and organization and I think that it’s ignited a fire under me to be more proactive. I reached out to a site this week about possibly writing some articles for them and, even if it doesn’t work out, I’m proud because it’s a step in the right direction. I am slowly but surely putting the puzzle pieces in play and assembling them.


  1. Congrats! I'll say a prayer that this step takes you in the right direction....and yes, it's wonderful to feel needed, isn't it?! :)

  2. Update please.... :)

  3. I've been in a bubble and haven't been able to check your blog until now. I am so thankful for you and your all of your knowledge! Rest assured, I'm not done coming to you with questions!