Small change, big impact, faith, and more

“Faith is the audacity to believe in the not yet seen.”

I’ve been listening to Jen Sincero’s book, You are a Badass, which was recommended to me on Audible because I listened to Amy Poehler’s book. She’s funny, she’s irreverent, and I would definitely recommend listening – she’s got some great quotes, and one-liners of advice on living your best life – the one that you should demand. Because why not?

The quote about faith stuck with me and I repeated it to myself a few times to remember – because the audacity to believe in the not yet seen is one of the best ways of describing faith that I’ve heard – in simple, every day terms.

Sometimes, we all need to be reminded of the journey we’re on and what we want out of life and it never hurts to be reminded – so check it out.

This concept of running my own business – joining Beautycounter – was scary. I’ll admit it. It was stepping out of my comfort zone and even though I knew I believed in the mission of the company and absolutely loved the products – there were so many things I didn’t know.

And I still don’t know. But that’s okay. I keep working on …[business budgets and tax itemization, building my contacts, my marketing plan, my ideas, my next steps]… the best way that I can share the mission of this company.

This is not just about products, it’s not just about make-up – it’s about the fact that more than 80% percent of people have no idea that the products they use on their bodies and their family’s bodies every day are potentially harmful to their health.

It’s about small changes that can make a big impact.

What small change will you effect to make a ripple that will spread? 

I want to know – I want to hear about the ways that you are going to help us change the world. We need to hold ourselves accountable for the change that we can create when we all commit to doing – not just saying.

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver

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