What are your “starfish” sized dreams?
Remember that story about the little boy on the beach throwing back the starfish that had been left behind on the sand when the tide retreated back into the ocean?
An old man walked up to him and scolded him saying, “What are you doing? You’re wasting your time trying to make a difference. There are thousands of starfish here, there’s no way you can save them all.”
The little boy looked back at the man, picked up a starfish, tossed it into the water and said, “I made a difference to that one.”
I sometimes think that in the face of such BIG issues we are facing in our world, we can start to shut down…believing that if we aren’t out there solving things on a massive scale, we aren’t much use at all.
But the truth is true change happens on a micro scale- in our own hearts, in our own homes, in our own families, in our own neighborhoods, in our own circles of influence.
This is how I come back to my own center doing the work of WellGrounded Life over and over again.
When I find myself feeling I should be at a different “place” in my work or reaching “more” moms or making a bigger “difference” in the world…
I catch myself and ask, “What is my work really all about?”
It’s the same question I ask to the women in my training program who want to be a bridge and ladder and light for others, I ask them to stay clear on their star-fished sized dreams first.
Because you don’t get to impact hundreds of women until you impact tens of women.
You don’t begin serving thousands of women until you serve hundreds.
You don’t change hundreds of thousands of lives until you begin exactly where you are with who is around you.
My prayer for you, and for me, and for the world is that we all keep staying open to the people and places already within our reach that we can bring more love and goodness to.
That we don’t shut down our greatest power and our greatest gifts because we think if we aren’t making a huge difference, we aren’t making an important difference.
I have no idea where this work will lead me down the road.
4 years ago I had no idea WellGrounded Institute was going to be born.
9 years ago, WellGrounded Life was just a fuzzy dream.
I feel so utterly blessed for every single woman who I’ve come to know in and through the classes and programs I’ve taught over the years.
Wherever you are being called right now to make a positive impact — stay close to your “star-fish” sized dreams.
Stay focused on the places you can bring your gifts and light which are right around you.
Start there. Pour your love into the circle of influence you’ve already been given. Let those who are already in your community come forward when you open your arms and share your gifts.
Trust that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step…but also, it can only be walked one step after one step after one step, as well.
Sending my love out as a ripple to meet you exactly where you are,
Yes, you. Come take the next step with us…
Our next training session is underway with welcome messages, getting to know you surveys and pre-program preparations happening soon.
Are you meant to walk with me for 11 months as you personally grow and professionally prepare to take your gifts, leadership and passion for well-being and vitality to women near and far?
Our class is filling and I would love you to take your seat and set your path toward the direction of your dreams.