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What If We Were Bold?

It’s story time! So get comfortable, listen and prepare to be challenged.

A girl sits in a coffee shop. Visibly upset, she fumbles around on her phone texting. She leans back in the chair and stares hard at nothing in particular. Giving up, tears fall down her cheeks and she looks down in defeat. Frustratedly she checks her phone again, swiping back and forth to different pages. Momentarily she notices two women sitting in a booth beside her. She doesn’t pay much attention to them, but soon enough she notices they’re talking about faith. Time feels like an eternity as it passes by. Still struggling, she gathers her things, disappears into the washroom and wipes away her tears. Then she passes by the women, still talking about church and faith, and leaves the coffee shop.

This story really struck me hard today. Know why? It’s because that’s actually my true story. I am that girl, struggling and crying in the coffee shop, feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of life. But how many times have I been like those women? Have I talked about my faith with a friend or family member, when there is someone around me hurting? I’m sure there have been times I haven’t noticed or even ignored people.

We’re all so busy now that we don’t have time for others. We don’t notice. Now in order to get help we have to book an appointment with someone whose job IS to listen to you.

The challenge for myself and for you all is this question: what would happen if we were bold? What if we took time to look around us? If we listened to others, and reached out, despite it being abnormal or awkward, what impact would we have on our neighborhoods and cities? What if you are the one, that by reaching out, changes or saves someone’s life?

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi



My Favourite Quotes

On this Saturday, I thought I would share some of my favourite quotes! I hope it gives you all a little inspiration this weekend.


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

C.S. Lewis

“You can never have a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

Victor Hugo
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

George Carlin

“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”

Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Apple Inc.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

In conclusion, I just want to say that I really like C.S. Lewis – and the Narnia series. Also, I honestly think that there’s something special about music and the effect it has on us.  And regardless where you stand on the Apple vs. PC debate, I think we all can agree that this quote has pretty much nailed it!

Let me know in the comments – what are some quotes you like?