To en-courage: to give courage in the formless gifts of hope, confidence and support! We all have a need for encouragement whether we know it or not, but courage isn't something that's found outside ourselves, it's within us - it just needs a little coaxing and prodding to be revealed!
There was a time in my life when fear ruled me big time and I couldn't find the courage to do things I wanted to do! My spouse was my biggest encourager - he saw things in me I didn't see in myself, and eventually with his prodding - the courage surfaced and as it did the fears dissolved! The biggest misconception I had was believing that courage was somewhere out there - therefore the most enlightening time was when I discovered otherwise! Sometimes all you really need is a swing!
The Kalico Kard above(click here to purchase or view a larger image) is encouragement: "Hang in there!" The message inside: "Cherish yesterday, Dream of tomorrow, Embrace today!" A little encouragement can open doors and windows within and allow the light to shine on the gifts already there - and when it does, the darkness dissolves! With a little courage, anything is possible!
I am a fabric artisan who found her passion when most grandmothers are thinking of retiring! Creating fabric greeting cards for more than 20 years, I've accumulated many quotes, quips, puns and sayings which give Kalico Kards character! After sharing my handmade cards successfully at arts and craft shows locally I was encouraged to offer them to others on the world wide web! The fabric designs and the messages on my cards are created to warm the heart and tickle the spirit of their recipient. Doing what I love is an inspiring way to work - it means making new friends and hearing their wonderful comments about how Kalico Kards have inspired their lives. It's a huge motivator. Time passes quickly when you're doing what you enjoy! Log onto my website at www.kalicokards.com and leave me a comment - I'd love hearing from you!