Dream Big

Jan 15, 2013

Good morning!

I have a little story to share today :)

My mom got a set of 4 mugs for Christmas. They all have the same pretty writing around the outside, but they each have a different message on the inside. 'Live Well', 'Laugh Often', 'Celebrate Life', and 'Dream Big'.

The first few times we used them, I kept getting the same mug. When I'd pull one out of the cupboard, or when someone else was making the tea, it was the same mug. Clearly, someone was trying to tell me something.

Last week I was dead set on buying my first DSLR camera. I'd saved up my birthday & Christmas money, I knew the one I wanted and I found (what I thought was) a great deal. Turns out my deal wasn't as much of a deal as I thought, and I was going to have to pay $100+ more than what I was planning.

So I walked away.

And I won't lie, I was fairly disappointed. I had big plans for this new camera. But the reality is, I didn't really need it. I sort of needed it, but not really. I also sort of need a new computer. And to upgrade my Photoshop (still using CS3). And probably a few other things I haven't thought of that this little business of mine needs.

Maybe buying a camera wasn't my first step to sort of building my little business. Maybe I needed to not buy that camera so I could come home, and make a plan to really build this business. Not just sort of build this business.

Clearly God knew this all along, whispering 'dream big' to me as I drank my tea.

No more sortof's, or maybe's, or if/when's, I want to do this and do it right.
Even if I have to wait to buy that pretty camera :)

xo,
B

Linking up with the lovely ladies of the God-sized Dream Team. Click here to see all my Dream Team posts.

5 comments:

  1. The truth is Brittany God will make a way no matter what way it is. THanks for commenting on my post over at FaithLeaps

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  2. Very well said. I think that letting go of our ideas and plans to follow God's is one of the hardest things to do. Letting go and trusting. It is beautiful and inspiring to hear about someone brave enough to do that. Praying that you continue to Dream Big and follow God's path to help you reach those dreams.

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  3. Love how you reminded us that when we dream what we say "no" to is just as important as what we say "yes" to! Dreaming big with you...

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  4. I agree with Holley!
    Saying 'No' doesn't mean it's a closed door.
    It's just using the wisdom God has given us to make wise decisions
    and saying 'No' requires wisdom too!
    Love the mug! :D

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  5. Dream big...oh how I love this mug's quote. Patience can be sooooo hard when you have big dreams. Thinking of you as you take each step with your new business and watch & wait for God's timing.
    Blessings, A.
    Ps. Just saw your new blog makeover over on RamblingRenovators.ca! Congrats and great work Brittany!!

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Thankyou SO much for taking the time to leave a comment! If I could give each of you a big hug, I would :) xo

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