Almost didn't make it here tonight guys. Even though it is extremely late, I just have to put out something. And in a bit I'll tell you about the new phase in my own journey, one I hope you'll want to be part of. In this picture ,the beautiful top you see me wearing is another thrift store find from yesterday. I got it at the Salvation Army for get this, $1.99. Found a ton more tops between there and The Thrifty Shopper. The thrift stores have been a goldmine the last two weeks.
Many people have told me how they love seeing how I'm using my FitBit as a bonified fashion accessory. This is my combo for today, my favorite so far.
Well some of you may understand why I might be using this in my post today, and some of you may not. I guess you could say life threw me some lemons today , and I almost let them knock me down. I had been part of the SIS walking group since either late October or early November. It immediately became an important part of my life, a very important part. I poured my heart and soul into everything I knew how to do , to be a source of motivation and inspiration wherever I could. I wanted people to see the possibilities, not the stumbling blocks. So that is what I set out to do each and every day. It was out of my desire to help people on this journey, that Carol's Corner came into being. I loved all the people I met there and their stories, truly amazing women from all walks of life, and every conceivable age. I formed some incredible bonds with women, women who understand all too well , what those of us on this journey go through. So what transpired today , threw me for a loop. I was so upset , that I was literally shaking inside and for awhile I felt sick. Without warning , without even any notification, I found that I had been kicked out of the group. I couldn't even see that it existed. I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I literally felt like I was grieving a loss, and really I was. I was at home at my kitchen table with my I Pad, my face in my hands when my husband came home and knew immediately that something had happened. So I explained , trying not to cry as I did. He said to me, ” When God closes one door, he opens another”. It was at that moment that I realized I could turn this upsetting turn of events into a brand new opportunity and that my husband was right. We had church and all through it, I just kept thinking about what I was going to attempt to do, and I knew what it was, just not how fast the train was going down the track. This is when with the help of my cousin Christine Nolte Bolton, suggestions from my online friend and fellow SIS, Di Masin , and my own head cheerleader, Barbara Harris Pederson, I managed to turn Lemons into Lemonade. Thus on the evening of January 28 , I wish I knew the exact time, the newest Facebook Community was born. I proudly invite all of you to join me at Carol's Inspiration Station. This is going to be a place where we openly share our stories, lift each other up when one of us is down, a place where we share ideas that can help us navigate our way along the path that will lead to success, and a place where lasting friendships will be forged. So make your way there, and join me on this new and exciting adventure. Help me to continue to turn lemons into lemonade. Till next time, God bless.