The Help- Change begins with a whisper.
When I started Rural Women Rock a few months ago, something switched on inside of me- a new perspective about blogging I had not had before. I began to see that blogging could be a tool to help others. So many of you were already onto this idea and making a difference in big and very unique ways. Seeing this allowed me to free myself from my old perspective and move forward- I know I’m late. Better late than never right? I want to encourage you ladies who are standing on the sidelines, "It’s never to late” and it really is “better late than never“. We’re waiting.
The Help, If you have not seen this movie or read the book, consider it a must do. We are about women inspiring women here on RWR and this bit of movie magic meets all criteria- do take the time. Earlier this week, my mom, my sister, my sister-In-law, and a hoop-la of kiddos settled in and watched the Help one evening. I had been hearing ladies buzz about it for weeks, but just couldn’t make the time. I had to incorporate gift wrapping into the mix, so in my own commotion, I missed a bit of depth the first time around watching. I still thought it was an excellent movie. I watched The Help again this evening, and I was able to think about it a bit more deeply.
Here are some of the things I gleaned from the movie tonight in the perspective of blogging as a means to Help:
1. Even if they don’t seem important, our stories are important to tell.
2. It’s important to listen to the stories of others.
3. We become human to each other through sharing our stories.
4. Criticism usually comes from fear or ignorance.
5. Extraordinary is ordinary without the fear.
6. Sometimes silence gives power to the wrong people.
8. Some stories are harder than others to tell.
9. Telling the truth takes an enormous amount of courage.
10. Being yourself takes an enormous about of courage.
11. Courage can sometimes have aftermath.
12. Being criticized, scorned, or ostracized does not always mean you are doing something wrong.
13. Telling the truth sets us free.
14. Telling your story will set others free.
15. We learn and grow from one another
16. We move forward collectively by sharing our experiences.
17. We don’t have to have all the answers to tell our story- sometimes our story is the answer.
18. We rarely know the impact or enormity of what we contribute to society, good or bad, until much later in the story.
19. Life is messy anyway.
20. God fills in all the blanks when we ask………………..always!
I just heard a speaker talk about this less than a week ago, and it has been on my mind for some time. We all need burdens and visions. Your burden is what bothers you. Your vision is what you see yourself doing about it. This could be a start. If not through blogging, I challenge you to find your vision this year. I believe in prayer and the power of God. I have the desire to do God things not good things. I’ve been a long time coming on this one or possibly have matured at a slower pace than most, but I’m ready and more than willing to find my vision. Are you?
We all have our own little slice of life-our own story to tell. Something to teach. Something to give back. Some ordinary that once shared becomes extraordinary. It is built into us as a gift from God- Good or bad. We can find purpose in our own lives by helping others. We have a chance to make a difference, and we don’t have to go around the world to find someone that can benefit from our existence. The world is at your finger tips if you will- Now that’s a reason to blog.
What are your reasons?