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Enlighten, Guide and Motivate

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Daily Prompt: Mentor Me

Have you ever had a mentor?

What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

Whew…this daily prompt is a loaded question in my life because I have been blessed with many mentors who come into my life as angels dressed in human form.  I have had so many sweet helpers along my life’s journey that I simply cannot choose one because each one has been instrumental in helping me to be where I am right now.  If even one of those mentors were not to have done their job, I wouldn’t be who I am today, nor would I have experienced all that I have endured in order to write to you.

I am blessed to say I’ve had many mentors in my life and they continue to show up almost daily for me!  You see, each of us can help others simply by being ourselves, by reaching out to connect with another person, to hold their hand and to care enough to be instrumental in their lives.  I have been blessed with some miraculous people in my life who continue to be there for me (and I for them) for years and years.  So please know that the small list below in no particular order, is just a few of my longest running mentors!

KAngel ~ Since age 9, we have been inseparable and I can’t thank you enough for being my best friend forever!  There’s nothing like knowing you have a friend with whom you share love and understanding always. xo

BAngel ~ I met you at age 10, you were my teacher then and you continue to guide me even now.  I love that our connection is so indescribable.  It’s as if we play leapfrog and help each other along the way.  You changed my life in so many ways.  I am so very grateful to connect with you. xo

LAngel/BAngel ~Our connection is such a delightful mixture of mom/dad/daughter/friend for which I am eternally grateful.  Your love and support have been immeasurable in my life.  Having known you since I was 18, you’ve been role models, inspirations, comforters and advisers for so many years.  You are always in my heart even when we are separated by miles.  xo

HAngel ~ By my age 14, you saved me, you nurtured me and you led the way for my breast cancer recovery.  Our mom/daughter/friend connection continues to thrive even when health issues occur.  It’s that understanding without words that binds us and for which I’m grateful. xo

AAngel ~ Getting it when it comes to dysfunctional family dynamic, only a sister can be there for you, to mentor you when you just don’t understand and to comfort you when you need love and understanding.  I am blessed with a sister such as this for which I’m grateful. xo

MAngel ~ Mom, your love shines in my life and I am blessed to be your daughter.  xo

DAngel ~ Dad, you taught me forgiveness even when I didn’t want to learn the lesson.  I am blessed to be at peace. xo

NAngel ~ My breast cancer friend who lead me down my journey a year ahead with her diagnosis, holding my hand the entire way.  Even now 11 years later, our bonds are never broken.  For sharing your journey and experiences with me and for allowing me to open up to you, I am so grateful. xo

BAngel ~ You taught me what love truly is, through sickness and in health and I most certainly would not be here if it weren’t for your steadfast support, love and guidance.  Without you holding my hand for the past almost 18 years of marriage, my life would have been so empty. xo

Have you been blessed with a mentor in your life?

Have you ever been a mentor to another?

Please share and…Shine On!

xo

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Do you Believe in Magic?

 

Below is a link to one of my favorite songs…and although I’ve not seen Tangled by Disney, this song sets my feet a’tapping and I get a goofy smile on my face every time I hear the beginning chords.  Take a moment and listen…are you smiling yet?

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do you have a song like that?  One that simply makes you smile in that child-like, carefree way and sets your feet and whole body rhythmically tapping to the beat?  It’s like magic when I get that feeling and I want it to continue every time it happens.

And then I started thinking…Brace yourself…I’m thinking…

What if we could keep that childhood magic alive everyday?

What MAGIC could we accomplish if we knew we could be MAGICAL?

Repeat the song…and listen to the lyrics…(see below)…

Do you believe in magic in a young girl’s heart
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it’s magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I’ll tell you about the magic, and it’ll free your soul
But it’s like trying to tell a stranger ’bout rock and roll

If you believe in magic don’t bother to choose
If it’s jug band music or rhythm and blues
Just go and listen it’ll start with a smile
It won’t wipe off your face no matter how hard you try
Your feet start tapping and you can’t seem to find
How you got there, so just blow your mind

If you believe in magic, come along with me
And we’ll dance until morning till there’s just you and me
And maybe, if the music is right
I’ll meet you tomorrow, sort of late at night
And we’ll go dancing, baby, then you’ll see
How the magic’s in the music and the music’s in me

Yeah, do you believe in magic, yeah
Believe in the magic of a young girl’s soul
Believe in the magic of a rock and roll
Believe in the magic that can set you free
Aaahhh, I’m talking ’bout the magic

Do you believe in magic, yeah
Do you believe like I believe
Now do you believe like I believe in magic
Do you believe like I believe
Do you believe like I believe

So the challenge for the week is to see if you can find your THEME song ~ the one that makes you feel MAGICAL!  You can even share mine because it’s so awesome!  See if you can find your song and then play it once a day…take a few minutes to just BE HAPPY and ENJOY a few ME minutes to Revive you, Ignite you and Inspire you to take better care of you!

Let me know how it goes for you…what’s your theme song?  How do you feel MAGICAL?  I’d love to add to my happy song list so please comment!

HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU!

Do you believe like I believe?

Believe in Magic!

xo