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 :)