Hey favorite people!
Today I turned 34 years old and I am actually REALLY excited about it! 34 happens to be my favorite number, so I am believing this is going to be a good year. 🙂
Today is also the celebration of the 1 year anniversary of my very first book release! You can read all about my book, The Kindness Antennae, HERE and also see the cutest promo video EVER (I am not biased at ALL – ha!).
This last year, I have had ALL THE EMOTIONS over my book, y’all. It’s been an incredible/crazy journey that has taught me more lessons than I could ever count.
One of them is this – if you have a dream to write a book, give it to God and go for it! I wanted to write a book so badly, but was always so convinced I had nothing to say because everyone else in the mommy-blogger world was saying all the things – and saying all the things way more eloquently than I ever could. If you’re having those thoughts, girl, SHUT THEM DOWN. Your voice matters and it is precious to God. Sharing our stories of what the Lord has done with one another is a privilege. Plus, you have absolutely NO IDEA who needs to hear what you have to say with the words God gives you!
So go get ’em girl. I am cheering you on!
But hear this one other thing I learned from writing a book… Don’t let sales and numbers make you forget that GOD CALLED YOU TO WRITE YOUR BOOK. Don’t let sales and numbers make you discouraged and forget to be proud of all that you accomplished! It’s not about sales and numbers – or even people’s praises. It is about being obedient to God and glorifying Him ALONE with the gift He has given you. Didn’t go viral? So what! YOU WROTE A BOOK AND GOD HELPED YOU DO IT. Stand up and be proud. You’re awesome.
For those of you still reading this randomness, because it’s my birthday AND the anniversary of The Kindness Antennae debut, I am giving away THREE COPIES OF MY BOOK!
And because the book is all about creative ideas and stories about serving one another through acts of kindness, here is how to enter this giveaway…
**Leave a comment below telling me a way YOU have shown and/or received kindness.**
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my sweet international readers)! The giveaway will end at 12:00 am on Wednesday, February 1 (EST). Winners will be selected shortly after and notified by e-mail. If winners do not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen! Thank you for entering!
I can’t wait to hear your stories!