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Making Your Life Count

Updated on September 16, 2011
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I'm an inspirational writer working in interior design, planning commercial offices where I found my niche, but with a passion for writing.

You can move mountains by gathering up the insignificant rocks along the trail.

Making a difference each day to make your life count for something.

Inspiration follows me like a shadow, ready to move. When the clouds come out, I shine a little light to cast that shadow.

Each day begins with a new understanding. This day, today , I’m going to change the world.

What high hopes, and what failed misgivings. Can I change the world by my mere existence?

Can I move mountains by my sheer desires? If I can cause a rock to skip across the water, I can make a ripple effect.

High hopes, yes; big dreams, of course; making a difference, I only hope so.

Sometimes I wake up with ideas ready to splash on the paper. My thoughts can keep me awake at night. Writing purges out those things that won’t let me sleep.

In the mornings, the ideas are like a good cup of coffee, freshly brewed and ready to be tasted. If I wait too long, the coffee gets cold and ideas start to vanish.

A Ripple Effect

Our Lives Need to Count for Something

It’s what you convey to this world that counts.

What message are you speaking? What can you bring to the table? What do you have to offer? By knowing this, you too can rock the world.

The shadows our lives cast convey an incredible legacy. Creating an amazing touch on someone else’s journey, producing a ripple effect in each life, and having an incredible adventure in the process, it is possible.

We are born to be in relationships, born to communicate to one another, and born to make an impact in this life.

Leaning on each other, walking in love, and praying faithfully, we let go of the weights we are not meant to carry.

Our lives need to count for something.

If all we do is watch the world go by and we simply let life run its course, then we have not accomplished much.

However if we are to choose wisely to make a difference in some way, we can leave our footprints behind.

Leave a Legacy

Opening our hearts to sing the expressions of choice, we answer the call. We are not here by accident. Our path has been predetermined and our walk is a message of authenticity. A genuine assurance which promises conviction within ourselves that we are meant to be something more, we establish our victory.

Lessons in life teach us to be strong and courageous. Walking each day with a clear goal in mind and set direction, we follow our hearts. All the while our soul and spirit delivers us to our divine destination.

In life, we leave a legacy to our children; we leave our footprints wherever we travel; and we leave our fingerprints on every heart we touch.

Answering the call is expected of me. If I do not adhere to my calling then who am I after all? My life needs to count for something.

My presence is not known to many. My success will not be shared with celebrities. My favorite things are only unique to me, but my life needs to count for something.

If I have knowledge and do not share information, then I am an empty vessel. If I have understanding and do not offer empathy, then I am unforgiving. If I have love and refuse to affirm friendship, then I am hollow.

Move the mountains in your life. Whether you fail or whether you succeed, at least you knew you did your very best.

“The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. He has never refused to bear your burdens; he has never fainted under their weight.” - Charles Spurgeon

For everything I am, I learned from my parents.

For everything I can become, I learned from God.

I Still Believe

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    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      You are welcome SidKemp. Appreciate your visits and comments.

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      Sid Kemp 

      5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      All I can say here is, thank you. I will put my hand to the plow once again, after reading this.

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      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks zzron. Appreciate your comments. I agree the video is awesome. Thanks.

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      zzron 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Very inspirational, loved the video.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Maralexa. Very nice thoughts you've given me. It's funny, sometimes I come back to read my hubs just to inspire myself. :) I'm glad you've enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting.

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      Marilyn Alexander 

      7 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      This is indeed a very beautiful hub. Thank you for sharing your inspirational thoughts. Isn't it wonderful how strong your message can be many months after writing!

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you happyboomernurse. Your comments came at such a good time. This hub is very special to me personally as well as it inspires my heart in writing.

      Thank you for sharing your comments...much appreciative.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful, inspirational hub. I totally agree that, "If we choose wisely to make a difference in some way, we can leave our footprints behind." Everything in life, boils down to the choices that we make, and making the choice to love, care and connect with others in an impactful way enriches our own lives as well as the the lives of others.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you for your comments.

      Making your life count has been my anthem for a long time. I'm glad you were able to relate to it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Sima Ballinger 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Me too! I Still Believe. This is beautiful. You life has counted today by this very hub - because it has touched my life. Thanks, and Congratulations on this Hub!

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      carrie450 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      A wonderful hub FaithDream. We are all unique in in our own way and we do need to make a difference in this world.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you bendedspoon for making a difference with words that uplift, inspire, and encourage. You are making your life count each and every day. Bless you.

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      bendedspoon 

      7 years ago

      You did it again -- nudge something within! Thank you for intentionally making yourself count;for honoring the self that God has made you to be; for always encouraging!

      :)

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Eiddwen for your encouragement. It is inspiring to know that people are listening as I'm just trying to make a difference. Thanks for your support.

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Hi Faith Dream,

      Thank you for sharing this soulful and moving work.

      I am so glad to have come accross you on here and I am definitely voting this one up plus beautiful/awesome.

      Also congratulations for being nominated for the HubNugget award.

      I now look forward to reading much more of your work!!

      Take care,

      Eiddwen.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you Avamum. My life has always been to make a difference. I am surely blessed with this Making your Life Count article.

      This hub community has embraced me and I am so inspired.

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      Sarita Harbour 

      7 years ago from Yellowknife, Canada

      Faithdream - you write beautifully. Your words are simply eloquent and your ideas simply profound. Voted up and I am happy to become a fan!

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      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks revmjm, I appreciate your comments very much.

      Thank you Denise. Butterflies represent a season of change for me. I've had a lot of comments regarding the butterfly. This butterfly was in my brother's garden. I love the beauty of it.

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Congratulations on your hubnugget award. This is a beautifully written and very inspirational hub. I voted it up Welcome to Hubpages. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. BTW-I love your avatar. Butterflies have a special meaning for me...as you can see, my avatar includes them as well.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      7 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks for writing this article. It was the highest rated article according to the polls. And I can see why. It was simple yet profound.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks fellow hubbers. You have embraced my writing, I'm deeply honored.

      elayne001, thank you for your kind words.

      DeborahD, thank you for the encouragement.

      Unleashed, thank you I'm overwhelmed.

      Daveprice, I like that.

      Amen.

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      DavePrice 

      7 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Amedn Amen Amen. To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the whole world.

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      Unleashed Victory 

      7 years ago

      FaithDream, congratulations are in order! You did it with taking the lead in the Hub Nuggets Award. That's an outstanding achievement - congratulations!

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      Deborah Demander 

      7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination.

      This was a well written thoughtful hub. The best we can do is practice every day being the person we want to be.

      Namaste.

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      Elayne 

      7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      You are a positive influence here on Hubpages. We need to balance our lives and keep grounded. Congrats on your nomination.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      dalwil, thanks for commenting. I agree it is not God's intention for us to feel insignificant. We are meant to be victorious.

      unleashed, thank you for your comments. Can you believe it, being nominated? God works in mysterious ways.

      dpat, I knew you would like it. Have a blessed day.

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      dpat 

      7 years ago

      Wow! Thanks for touching my heart.

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      Unleashed Victory 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful and thought provoking. Congratulations on your nomination!

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      dalwil 

      7 years ago from NY

      It's very true. Thanks for writing such an inspiring hub. No matter how insignificant we might feel sometimes, this is not God's intention for us. We can make ourlives count by committing to do our best every day and ask God to use it.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR

      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you KoffeeKlatch. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

      The mark we leave on this world will impact generations to come. Those are big shoes to fill.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      FaithDream, this is a truly beautiful, inspiring hub. You are correct we all leave our mark on the world. It is up to us what kind of mark we will leave. The legacy we leave our children is so all important. It's important to be true to ourselves and follow our dreams. Along the way we have the responsibility to be strong, filled with faith and absolutely count for something. Wonderful hub.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Congrats on your nomination.

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      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you ripplemaker. I am honored to be nominated.

      Making a difference is a promise I made to myself years ago. I can stand tall today as I see the mountains are shifting.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Beautiful and inspiring words to bask on a warm Saturday morning. :) You wrote, "Can I move mountains by my sheer desires? If I can cause a rock to skip across the water, I can make a ripple effect." Indeed we can. Thank you for these inspirational words of wisdom!

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. Do check it out: http://bit.ly/hM8cTJ

      Participate in the Hubnuggets forum: https://hubpages.com/forum/topic/66692#post1460959

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ......yes you are so right ...... join this club the world over .....

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      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you epigramman. Those are high expectations but I will try. I'm still learning how to do this thing, called life.

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      .....well I must say I love your words - you are making me think and feel - and giving faith - I will learn from you - to be a better person - to try and understand this meaning called life - and continue to be inspired by your writing and your deep soulful thoughts ....

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      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you for your comments. Our legacy lives on in our children & you are right, we must be careful.

      May God bless you too.

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      Dian'swords4u 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      You are very right. We do make a mark on this earth and we need to be very careful the legacy that we leave others especially our children. God Bless YOu

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