If you don’t ever start, you won’t ever finish…

Why is that great idea still only in your head?? Don’t you want to bring it to life? Isn’t it something that others could benefit from somehow?

We could all come up with dozens of excuses why we haven’t start something that we claim means so much to us. “I don’t have time.”, “I’m too old now.”, “I can’t afford to dedicate the time needed.” Excuses, excuses, excuses. Now, before you start getting upset with me, let me just say…I used to be the very same way! I have a long list of ‘reasons’ why it took me so long to start my journey. But, in the end…they were all just excuses.

If I was truly honest with myself, God had truly blessed me with several gifts. I am a very caring and compassionate person. I have always been a good listener. And I seem to have a way with my words…almost always being able to find the right words to say to someone when they need it most. I started with simple poetry. While I don’t recall the words of the poem itself, I can still remember sitting in my 8th grade English class, writing my first poem. It was 1986 – the day that the space shuttle, Challenger, exploded during take off. Granted, the words were that of a 14-year-old, but it represented the start of a beautiful gift. As the years went by, more and more poems flowed due to various life events. Deaths, birthdays, holidays…I used my words to bring comfort or joy to others.

While I haven’t sat and written poetry in quite some time, I have progressed into these blog posts. My every intention and hope is that someone is stumbling across just the right post, at just the time they need it most. But, if I had never started back then… I wouldn’t be at the point I am now.

It’s fun to sit around and talk about how we would spend the money if we ever win the lottery. But the thing is…if you don’t ever play, you’re never going to win. Just like if you don’t ever take that first step toward your dream, you will never get there. It’s time to stop procrastinating…let’s get started!


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