Can’t never Could

One of my greatest joys as a mom is watching my children try something new and go “all in.” Certain words are banned in our home, such as, “I can’t” or “it’s too hard.” I challenge them to say things like “This is hard, but I will keep working on it.” This challenge also keeps ME focused on the way I say things. 

Our words determine our focus. Our thoughts and emotions determine our actions. If the only message we hear – even from ourselves – is negative, then we limit our possibility. If “Can’t never could do anything,” why shouldn’t CAN try EVERYTHING!

Playing at Yabadoo, c. 2014

When people think of bravery, they often only think about BIG things. Anything that you try that is out of the ordinary for you or beyond your comfort zone takes bravery. Bravery is simply the willingness to step out and do something different. 

This week, my friends and I are sharing our stories in a virtual summit that we put together. None of us have done this before from organization to implementation. What we have is a desire to make waves, to share messages of hope, and create connection. We trust that God will do the rest. 
If you are interested, you can join us at


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