Wednesday, November 23, 2011


"You never know much of a
difference you make
in someone's life until they tell you."

~Susan Boyle

One my fitness instructor's Karen shared this at my step class* a couple weeks ago, and we spoke about how often we can assume that a person we admire so much and see doing great things must know how much people respect and value the work he or she is doing, but the reality may be that person often questions giving up not really knowing if the effort is worth it. Never underestimate the power of letting people know what their words and actions impact others. It goes beyond the gratitude of making someone feel appreciated, but acknowledging how they make a difference in your life and how worthwhile their time, efforts and talents are, what they may need to keep going. There are so may people I need to go say "Hey, I think what you do it terrific!" to, and what better time than Thanksgiving? On that note, I so appreciate all of you who visit here as well as on StampTV and leave such positive and encouraging comments,tips, etc for me, I can't imagine blogging without it! :) You're who I write if for, you know!

Hope you all have a safe and terrific holiday with people you love! God bless!

*It is so nice because our church has a fitness facility, all classes have contemporary Christian music and finish with a Bible verse or two, prayer, or inspiring story, it is such a nice way to finish the workout and start the day! (Live in the Austin area? Check out The Quarries, maybe I'll see you there! We are really enjoying our family membership, although my kids are too young to work out in the weight room or participate in the classes, they have fully equipped game room, rock climbing wall, basket ball court, lake for canoeing , fishing etc.) I'll do my best to share tidbits and scripture here I find that is speaking to me as often as possible!)


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Melanie! I love reading your blog! I do not write often on lots of blogs, but you hit the nail on the head with the quote you posted! So thanks for all you do! I enjoy your work and your blog!!

  2. is always nice to know you have a positive impact on those you come in contact with...and YOU do! Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends as you count your blessings!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Melanie! Your Inspiration Mosaic set was my 1st Gina K. set! You are special and I do read you when you post:) Blessings!

  4. What a wonderful inspiring post today Melanie! I do appreciate all you do and share here and on STV. I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

  5. Thanks for your inspiring thoughts Mel. Visit often, but don't leave comments much. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Love all your ideas and projects. Warm wishes from SA.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Melanie! Thank you for all the inspiration and for all that you do!


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