I recently was asked to make a wish for the unborn daughter of my expectant co-worker at her makeshift baby shower. What immediately came to mind was the times spent with my nephew and how creative and whimsical his thought pattern is. Oh how I wish I’d never lost that carefree mentality because now it’s so hard to get back. In short, my wish was that her little one has a wild imagination and that she never second-guesses the validity of her ideas. This Wednesday Word No. 36, courtesy of hand-lettering guru extraordinaire Maiko Nagao, is a reminder to never stop (day)dreaming. There’s power in getting lost in a thought and finding your way back with a brilliant idea. It’s the best, guys. Also, if you can’t be free to think freely, then you may as well be captive. Unhindered visioning, planning, creating and exploring to me means freedom. Daydreams may seem like a waste to some, but I believe it’s healthy to imagine yourself living at an elevated state. Who knows? Maybe those daydreams will one day become a reality.
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As we draw close to the end of Black History Month, this Wednesday Word No. 3 comes from Harriet Tubman, a pioneering abolitionist, civil rights activist and Underground Railroad “conductor.” May this beautifully hand-lettered image, courtesy of the Cardstore Studio, inspire you to keep dreaming big. You never know who your vision will touch or how much of an impact your ideas can make.
What if I started living out the me who I see in my mind? What if I pushed past the doubt, fear and negativity? What if I stopped comparing myself to others and dared to believe that I am uniquely awesome in my own right? We all have moments when we feel like we’re not good enough. I’m at a point where I need to start walking in that greatness that’s already on the inside of me. I look forward to this process God is taking me through, and coming out of it a more confident and well-equipped person.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?'” Hebrews 13:5-6