I have a super power. It’s being myself.
I pour my life into my community and friends and family. I hurt when they hurt. Rejoice when they rejoice. I tap into the flow of wisdom and encouragement. I partner with the Spirit of God.
Recently my friends pointed this out to me. We would be having one of our life-bringing conversations and they would say things like:
- “I wish I could carry you in my purse”
- “I wish I could spritz you on like perfume every morning”
- “I wish I could carry you around in my pocket all the time and hear this encouragement when I needed it”
These were the most special compliments because it validated my heart. I was receiving honor for things that came from the very depths of who I am. The thing is … It’s fun for me. I get so energized because I’m actually pulling from who I am and there’s a never ending fountain there. It’s not exhausting. It’s pulling people into the flow of destiny with me. It’s beautiful and it’s easy. It’s refreshing to be me.
My friend Lona actually created a Beth-on-a-stick to laugh and serve as a reminder to encourage herself throughout the week the same way we do when we’re together. She called it PocketBeth. I thought it was the funniest and best thing ever. Then that week her daughter, Sarah, sent me this:
I felt overwhelmed and thankful that my friends honored this trait in me. The fact that they did it with humor was a bonus straight from the Throne of God.
This further invigorates me to stand side by side with you and encourage you to pull into your destiny. Acting, creating, art, music, business, parenting, creating web pages… Whatever makes you feel alive is something you should do more of. Even if it’s part-time. Even if it’s not your day job. Even if you never get paid for it. Even if it makes you millions and everyone wants to pay you for it. Do it because it’s you. Be yourself.
I am PocketBeth. I am your sister. I am your friend. I am your mother. I am your spiritual counsellor. I am the truth with love. I am your mentor. I am your favorite comedian. I am a glimpse inside motherhood and marriage. I am a co-traveler on a journey learning how to bring more goodness to my home and this world. I am fabulously imperfect. I bring the warmest and most gentle sledgehammer to crash down all walls of insecurity and judgment to make sure that everyone feels comfortable sitting at my table. I’m pretense-free and authentic. I’m a loud laugher and a big dreamer. I’m someone who is always in your corner so you know you’re never alone in life.
Hanging out with me is a place where you can Bounce ideas and Brainstorm, Find encouragement, Create solutions, Hear truth, and Laugh at the absurd.
Ask me questions, give me ideas of topics and ideas you want to read about, tell me a parenting/ marriage/ life issue that you’re having so that we can find a solution together, tell me the nicknames your friends call you, share what your dreams and passions are so that we can support you in going after it, send me hilarious things so that I can laugh and laugh. #PocketBeth