OLW Blog Hop 2012 {October}

Welcome to another installation of the One Little Word blog hop! If you hopped here from Margie’s blog you are in the right place! I’m Monica and this is Scrap Inspired, feel free to stop and stay awhile! Or if you are interested to learn more about what goes on around here you can sign up for some inspiration in your inbox (including a FREE pdf with 40 sources of inspiration you never thought of!)

This month we revisited a photo prompt from February. I loved scrolling through my photos looking for ones that spoke to me of my word trust.

I’ve got a little confession to make. Trust and I haven’t been talking much lately. Somehow my doubts and fears started to overshadow my level of trust in myself, in God, in this path I’ve chosen. A quote a friend posted on facebook really hit home with me…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson

So powerful! I really needed to hear that message. I’ve been afraid of success as much, or more, than I fear failure. It’s time to let trust take the lead again!

It’s time to remember my mantra!

When I look back over the last few months there are so many examples of trust…of life being exactly what it’s meant to be! I just need to remember to notice those moments and let them shine!

There’s lots of good stuff going on there! Trust has been just what I’ve needed this year!

Thanks for stopping by Scrap Inspired and sharing in my OLW journey! Your next stop on the blog hop is Cheri! If you get lost along the way I’ve included the entire list below!

Monica

 

OLW Blog Hop List:

Margie    http://xnomads.typepad.com

Monica    <———- YOU ARE HERE

Cheri    http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com

Ruth     http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com

Lisa    http://backtoallen.com/category/challenges/one-little-word/

Mrs Wookie    http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/

Veronica     www.veronicanorris.typepad.com

Monica    http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/

Kelly    http://mindingmynest.com

Naomi    http://www.poeticaperture.com

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14 Comments

  1. Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    So glad you got that quote when you needed it most. I’ve read that before and agree it is a very powerful statement.

    • Posted November 1, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

      I’m glad too! The universe seems to work that way, giving you what you most need, if we only pay attention! 🙂

  2. Posted November 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Love that quote and yes it is such a powerful reminder to trust. Glad it came past you at the right time.

    • Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      I’m glad too! We all need a little reminder sometimes to nudge us back in the right direction!

  3. Posted November 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    I love that you were inspired by a quote on Facebook right when you needed it most. Trusting in the unknown is so hard, and yet you seem to be making such inroads in to doing exactly that. Well done!

    • Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      I’m trying Ruth! Some days are much harder than others! 🙂

  4. Posted November 3, 2012 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    one of my favorite quotes ever. yes, trusting the journey – not always easy. glad to hear you’ve reconnected with your word. love, kelly

    • Posted November 3, 2012 at 9:42 am | Permalink

      Thanks Kelly! So many good quotes out there. So glad this one found me when it did. 🙂

  5. Posted November 4, 2012 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Monica,
    I LOVE the family photos you have here! They make me smile because they are so warm and loving. And the crayon one is perfect! Great job.

    • Posted November 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      Awww, thanks Naomi! That’s so sweet of you to say!

  6. Posted November 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Your opening photo is stunning!! I never heard that quote before but I love it. So powerful.

  7. Posted November 9, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    What a great collection of pictures Monica! And I hear you with losing touch a bit with your word; love how it all comes around just when we’re ready for it 🙂 Happy November!

  8. Posted December 1, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    That’s a very energising and powerful quote; every time I read it, it brings up something new for me. Hoping your year finishes well – your photos are bright and vibrant!

    • Posted December 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Alexa!

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