[The Ripple Effect] This Week's Inspiration - Surround Yourself With the Best

Published: Fri, 03/20/15

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Hello ,

Welcome to this week’s issue of The Ripple Effect and some inspiration for your week. 

This month marks one year since I started leading a local women’s networking group in my hometown.  My decision to start this group came from the desire to create and be part of a supportive community of women who help each other grow, both personally and professionally.  Our monthly meetings have been a highlight for me this past year.  I feel honored to be part of such a wonderful group of women and am very proud and appreciative of how our group continues to get closer and to grow each month.   Below are a few of our group photos from this past year. 
One thing I’ve learned from being part of such a wonderful group of women this past year is how important it is to surround ourselves with people who uplift us, support us, and encourage us. That’s what this week’s quote is about – I hope you enjoy it.

Feel free to pass this along to anyone who may benefit from reading it. Keep spreading those positive ripple effects!

Wishing you joy and success,

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- Stop Comparing and Despairing: Did you ever hear the saying “the more you compare, the more you despair”?  I heard that for the first time a few years ago and loved it. Why? Because we live in a world where it’s so easy to compare our lives to others. With social media and 24/7access to what’s going on in our world, comparison becomes unavoidable. One of my favorite quotes about this came from Pastor Steven Furtick, who says, “Stop comparing your behind-the-scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.” How true is that? Especially with social media – that’s all we see of others’ lives: their highlight reels!  [Read more...]

Northern VA ladies:  if you’re interested in surrounding yourselves with a group of supportive, generous, kind, fun, professional women, please come experience the Warrenton, VA Heart Link group.  Our next event will be on Tuesday April 14 at 11:30AM.  I encourage you to sign up early as our events fill quickly.  More information and registration details can be found at: Warrenton Heart Link Chapter
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“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”  ~ Edmund Lee

A long time ago I remember someone telling me that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with; it made me think hard about the people I surround myself with.  Having a group of supporters, who can lift you up, support your dreams, encourage you when you’re down, and also be openly honest with you is one of the greatest blessings in life.  That’s why I love this quote by Edmund Lee; it’s a reminder that we all deserve to be surrounded by only those who are the best. 

This week’s inspirational activity:  Who are the five people you spend the most time with?  Are they dreamers and doers who have your back and see your greatness?  If not, how can you find more of those types of people to spend your time with? Remember – you deserve it. Surround yourself with the best.