During a very critical phase of my life I was told often if I heard the same thing twice it wasn’t a coincidence and I needed to pay attention. Tonight I happen to come across the saying, “Shoot for the moon and even if you miss you will be among stars” – twice.
The first time as my husband and I were stumbling through Barns and Noble desperately trying to find a gift for my father’s birthday Friday. It was on a sign in a section of other cute up lifting slogans. There were probably twenty or so on the display, but that happen to be the only one I read.
Thought nothing of it until just a moment ago when I came across the saying again, “Shoot for the moon and even if you fail you will be among stars” in a book I had started reading over a year ago that I just happen to pick back up tonight.
Coincidence? I think not.
I had started this blog then got sucked into Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas. Everything about it. But it does become all consuming and somewhat overwhelming.
Though I wanted to be writing I just couldn’t find the energy after wrapping present until my hands hurt each night after working all day, trying to bake the goodies ahead of time, attending the parties, end of the year gifts and hosting the out of town guest.
With the distractions, the fear of this not working out found room to grow. Each day I didn’t write the whole dream began to flicker and started to fade.
So seeing those words of encouragement was absolutely no coincidence but my renewed resolve.
I hope you all had a beautiful, magical Christmas and enjoy a Happy New Year.
2017 Here I come!