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the power to make a difference

Challenges seem magnified,
Getting disillusioned seems so easy,
Discouragement is only overwhelming
If you let it overpower you!

You have to power to say “NO” to the magnetic pull of being discouraged;
You have the will to be happy, enlightened and be “gung-ho”;
You have the blessings!

There are so many depressing situations in the world;
There are so many injustices;
There are millions of ways to make a difference;
There are millions of means to inspire someone.

You have to choose that path that you want to take;
The road that will make you smile,
The footsteps that move you forward,
The realization that you are here to make a difference.

So get off your slump and be out there!
Laugh out loud, sing a song, and dance to the rhythm.
Reach out to someone and entice them to make a difference,
There are plenty of opportunities – just live, love, laugh and move-on!

Start by smiling...

How will you make today the beginning of your new mission to make a difference?
Read this post from my children - Just trying to make a difference.

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I was awarded The Superior Scribbler Award a few weeks ago and I am very honored to have such an amazing woman and friend Lori @ WhenWeListen awarded it to me. You should go by and check out her blog, she is thoughtful, insightful and wonderful!.

Here are the rules: (I'm sorry but I'm awful at following the rules...)

1. Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.

4. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit This Post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

My five picks are:

Natasha of Creative Nachos and Thursday Sweet Treat
Felicia Kramer of Another Bright Idea
Sandy of Mommisodes
Tami of A Diary of A Mad Woman
Veronica Lee of Of Mice and RaMen
(Arggh...I wanted to put more, but I am limited to 5...)

It was not easy only choosing 5. There are so many beautiful Blogs out there. They made me choose 5, it’s in the rules, or I would have linked you all.

Thanks again, Lori for always thinking of me!


  1. Congrats on another well-deserved award and thanks for passing it to me.
    It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.

    (((hugs and prayers)))

  2. Aww JenJen,

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for choosing me!
    You so rock.

    Love coming to visit your blog. You are always so uplifting!


  3. Congratulations to you and the others who deserve this award!

    Your post is a great reminder that we have the power to choose every day as we venture into each trial that comes along our way. And the best choice is to always face them while trusting in the Lord to guide us and use His strength in overcoming them. Have a great week sister Jenjen. God bless and may the Lord continue to cover your dad strength and His healing.

  4. Congrats on you award! You deserve it. I love reading your posts. They are always uplifting and inspiring.

  5. @RCubesm @Pam and @Alicia - I love reading your writing, too! I think they rock!

    I should have awarded myself until I am able to link to everyone, huh? HHmmm...

  6. Beautiful and inspiring as always :) Congrats on the award. I still need to post the ones I've received, I'm so behind :(

  7. Hello to you my blogging buddy,
    I hope today has brought you peace and happiness. I love your blog on "choosing" to make a difference. I was just talking to someone about that very topic today.
    Be safe and know you are loved.


  8. Thank you so much Jen! I just love coming over here. Your posts are always such an inspirational reminder. Your children's letters were just so sweet. I loved reading them.


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