When you hear the word supporters, people automatically assume supporters are the people who purchase an author’s work. No, actually there are a different type of supporters.
In my case, the supporters I am referring to are the group of people who read not only my books or other writings, but my journey – a journey that isn’t an easy one. I choose to document my journey as a self-publisher and freelance writer for inspiration. It’s a way of giving something to others who are trying to develop their dreams into something real. There may be times when they are about to give up, but I want them to keep on holding on.
Today, I received a simple yet beautiful message on Facebook from an extraordinary illustrator. She said I am her inspiration. I had no idea she saw me in that light, but I am beyond delighted. I’m grateful that I have that impact on people.
I am Facebook friends with a gentleman by the name of Soulgee McQueen. He’s one of the brilliant men I know on Facebook, and I love reading his statutes. Below is one of the statutes he posted this morning – with his permission of course. This rings truth on so many levels.
Before you launch out into something be sure you have what it takes to handle it. If you can barely cope now, how will you handle more? Before God builds the ministry He builds the man or woman, because added success brings added responsibility. Is the return worth the investment? When you overcommit and overextend yourself, the first thing that suffers is your time with God. The next thing that …suffers is your family. And without the covering of both, you’ll be vulnerable. There are a lot of good causes in this world, but God will only prosper you when you focus on what He has called you to do. Are my expectations realistic? When human wisdom and ability won’t take you a step further, faith will, because faith holds the hand of God. And with God, “All things are possible”
I wrote an article on friendship for Hubpages. com. The article is called Friendship: It’s A Two Way Street. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to comment under the article or on this post. I would love to read what you all think. Feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for the support!
Here’s a little something I posted on Facebook this morning. I think we can relate to this.
Based on my experiences and seeing it happen to others, I often wonder why people say the following: “Yes, I’m going to do that for you” or “Sure, I’ll help you” or “Let me know what I can do to support you.” Then when the moment comes, they are ghost; they can’t be bothered. Better yet, they don’t have the time. Meanwhile, we bend over backwards to help others the best way we can – even when we have no time. Why pretend to commit to something when you are fully aware that you have no intentions of doing so? Don’t make promises or commitments you cannot keep.
I’m sure many of us have committed to or promised certain things, but due to unforeseen circumstances, couldn’t follow through. That is understandable. However, when the break of commitments and promises continue to occur over and over again, then it goes beyond comprehension. It turns into the mere fact that certain people are all talk and no action. But, when they want or need something, we tend to bend our backs for them; we give them our time – even if you don’t have it.
I had to post this because I am seeing this type of behavior way too often in many aspects of my life and in the lives of others. And frankly, I find it senseless and disrespectful. Commitments should be taken seriously, not lightly. If you are unsure if you can maintain or come through with a promise, just say “I’ll try my best.” At least we know there is a 50/50 chance you may or may not come through for the person. Remember, when you make a promise or commitment to someone, you are sending this person hopes and positive expectations. They are actually waiting for you to come through for them.
Hello everyone! My next article was just published. It’s called 3 Ways to Say I’m Sorry. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to vote at the bottom of the article. You do not need to be signed on to anything to vote. Comments are definitely welcomed under the article or even here. I would love to read what you all think. Feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for the support!
I exist on Facebook. So, if you have Facebook and happen to spend more time on there than you do on WordPress, it would be awesome if you support my author page. I post links from my blog, quotes and other topics I may not include on here. Perhaps it may interest you.
A couple of you mentioned to me that you do not have Facebook and obviously cannot support me. I completely understand, and I appreciate the thought. However, if you have Facebook, I would greatly appreciate if you would “like” my page. https://www.facebook.com/MayraBitsko