Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don't Stop, Don't Give Up

The other day someone posted a YouTube video on Facebook that had a darling little girl singing a song from the kid's show, "Yo Gabba Gabba" called, Don't Stop, Don't Give Up. Not only was it just plain adorable but the message ran through my head all day. Then, I was at Walmart, grabbing groceries and I walked past a shirt that said:

I've always taught my kids that if you set a goal and you are willing to work hard and never give up, you can make it happen, you can make that dream come true.
I believe it with all my heart. After eleven years and 67 rejection letter I began to think I would never get a book published, but I decided to submit a manuscript one more time. After all the work, persistence and preparation, it finally got accepted.
My daughter, Kendyl, proved me right last Saturday night when she won the Miss Utah USA pageant. The look on her face says it all. On her fourth try, she finally made her dream come true.

Sometimes we stand in our own way of making our dreams a reality. Our doubts and fears create barriers and sabotage our success. Challenge yourself, dare to dream, don't stop and don't ever, ever, ever give up!


Jennie said...

Lovely young lady. I wish her well in the Miss USA pageant; she will represent our state well.

Anna Buttimore said...

That's so inspiring. Congratulations Kendyl!

Cheri J. Crane said...

Excellent post! And huge congratulations to Kendyl and to you, Michele, for never giving up! You are both inspirations to the rest of us.