Last weekend I got to be part of a beautiful group of women who had a vision to bless those experiencing life challenges: a Day of Pampering. The incredible woman who initially had the idea that this would bring value and blessing to many is not devoid of challenges of her own. However, when the idea (need) was birthed in her; she said YES!
Out of her “YES!” she was able to passionately involve numerous other women to share their gifts and talents to bless and encourage others; it was impacting on us all. It started with a “Yes!”.
Two weeks ago Greg and I had the joy of heading to Louisiana to spend time with a courageous group of men and women who are dedicated to pursuing their faith. All of them, at some point in their lives, were faced with the challenge of whether or not they would say “YES!” to their calling. The “Yes!” has meant hard work, willingness to learn, and a life spent making a difference in the lives of their communities. Due to their ‘YES!” they have impacted the lives of thousands for the good; bringing hope, healing, and faith to many. It started with a “Yes!”
This week we had the honor of spending time in Nashville, TN with the Cutco/Vector Company and learned again of the value of “Yes!” The President actually took over a failing company, invested all he had, applied ingenuity and creativity to build the strong, sustainable company they have today. The greatest impact of the “Yes!” however is not only their world class product but rather, the incredible impact on young people. Their sales force is built on college students whom they teach to sell, public speak, lead, and live life and leadership with intentionality! This great company has impacted and continues to impact thousands of young people to grow and learn skills they could never learn in the classroom! It all started with a “YES!”
Saying “YES!” always has some risk attached; some personal cost ~ time, finances, a move, willingness to change, etc. Yet, if we look at some of the greatest people, greatest ministries, greatest companies, there is a legacy of someone who was willing to be brave and say “YES!”
What about you? Do you have an idea burning in your heart? An opportunity on the horizon? A dream still unexplored? Need a tipping point that will drive you to a brave “YES!”? Focus on the impact of your choice! Lives that will be changed! The legacy you’ll birth!
It starts with a “YES!” 🙂