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Most parents believe that their tiny baby has innate abilities which will allow it to grow into adulthood and accomplish anything. Indeed, as the child grows, parents stand on the sidelines and cheer for their child at sporting events, the performing arts, and any other activity the child participates.

proud parent encouragement

Countless hours are spent in the background transporting, coaching, teaching, praising, encouraging, loving, listening, and the list goes on and on.

Is it worth it?

I think it is completely worth the effort and so do millions of other parents around the world.

proud parent at graduation

“People will go farther
than they think they could
when someone else thinks they can.”
~John Maxwell~

But this concept doesn’t apply to only children.

Have you ever had apprehension before following through with a personal goal? Were you filled with self-doubt or possibly frozen with fear? Did the task suddenly feel insurmountable?

Often someone is there to give a wink, nod, pat on the back or even an encouraging pep talk. They have credibility because we have seen them climb mountains in their own lives. If they are believing in us, it obviously must be true—we can do anything! Deep inside we may feel or even know that we “can do it” just like the Little Engine That Could, but having someone else validate our intentions makes it more believable.

Always remember, you can go as far as you dream you can go. So move forward and don’t ever look back. Dream big!

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1 Dena E's Blog March 30, 2010 at 1:36 am

How witty indeed. Your blog( i have only been to 1 so far) is FABULOUS SWEETIE!!! I received a note from you I to my blog frog,,I hope it was you anyway.. I do feel very honored by you sending me a neat note and the fact that you know what your doing in blogosphere..How can I grow up to be like you??? Although I think we're close to the same age, considering your childhood hairdo from mommy.. I have a very similar pic from way back myself and wondered why, just as you did or still do perhaps????
;0) Moms aren't
they wonderful,,, (usually ;0)

I will enjoy getting to know you better new friend!!! God has blessed you with the eliquince of WORDS and conveying wonderful feelings through them..THANKS
Excuse my typos, my fingers get in the way of themselves ;0)
Big Iowa (((HUGS))) from an x Cali girl… Dena
PS:: Hope I wasn't too forward Sweet Riter


2 liz March 30, 2010 at 2:58 am

Hey R.R. Stopping by from the LBS Tea Party!


3 Lynn from For Love or Funny March 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

No doubt, having someone to cheer me on would be an awesome thing. 🙂 Stopping from SITS and I'm glad to meet you!


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