14 September 2009

And the winner is....

"You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith." ~Mary Manin Morrissey
Ack!

I can't believe that I let my September 11th date go by for choosing the winner of the Treasures Found September Giveaway! I think with all my bee-scapades of late {they are not gone yet!}and all the craziness of this past weekend with a big school fundraiser {spent a LOT of money...worked many hours} and having to make an adobe brick for Sport-O {on the grill...stay tuned at Watch Me Create for an update!} I simply forgot my head. Thanks for your patience!


Congratulations mariedodd! You are the winner of a custom pair of earrings from the LuLuBelle Collection created by the Tiny Dancer herself...and something extra special from her mother as well! I will be in touch...

I have to say that I have the most fascinating and insightful comments from each of my wonderful followers when I post. That is what keeps me going.

In the giveaway post I asked you to tell me what your GGA (God Given Ability) was or what is holding you back from living your dream...such wonderful answers all...

Here is what mariedodd wrote...

i think fear is a common denominator among so many of us - fear of not being good enough, of 'failing',etc... so, as eleanor roosevelt once said to do something you fear every day, i will go look into that challenge...i think my gga is an ability to deeply identify and empathize with others...
Fear is a limiting factor in living your dreams. I suffer from that constantly. I am finding it hard to jump off the edge and trust that I have what it takes to fly. I am told all the time that I am creative, and clever, and inventive, and destined for some undetermined greatness. What I lack is the ability to see that in myself at most times and I hide behind the feat that I won't be good enough, or will lack the determintation to see it through. But I also recognize that if I don't face my fears that I will never acheive more than I have right now. I am safe. I need to have courage to live dangerously (for me).

I need to find allow my faith to grow bigger than my fear if I want to realize my dreams.

I also love that mariedodd has a deep sense of empathy for others. It is evident in her writings and in her own wearable works of art. I love to go and read what she is up to next. I invite you to go and check her blog out.

Check It Out::MarieDodd

Enjoy the day!

7 comments:

mairedodd said...

erin, thank you so very much! this is wonderful! funny, i read your blog and think 'how can she feel afraid? just look at what she can do!' (creating in all different ways)... it is sad when one cannot see what others see... we encourage our kids daily to be all they can be - moms need to do that too!
thank you so much for the mention as well... you have a wonderful day!

Esther said...

Congrats Mare!!!

afancifultwist said...

I LOVe your banner! Oh and YAY for the winner ;)

Why does it seem like life is so crazy busy these days? I am so busy, my head feel like a planet right now....

A visit to you is just what I needed ;)

xoxox

stregata said...

Congratulations to lucky Maire! Isn't is amazing how different we see ourselves and how others see us? You Erin, send out an image of a strong woman, secure in herself and what she does - and you say you are afraid! I know I am - daily! Every day I face my demon "Not good enough" and his friends...

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Congrats, Mairedodd!

Lisa said...

Hi there! Your blog is always inspiring! Thanks for sharing!! By the way, I wanted to make sure you saw my note about those "wrought iron" links. I found the 22mm black jump rings at Joann, Etc. locally. Have a great week!

Cindy said...

Congrats to Mairedodd!
Erin, I agreew with Renate..the way you see yourself and the way we see you is very different. I see such a strong, confident, inpsirational individual.

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