May 10, 2016

A Love Letter to the Dream Chasers

Hey You!

Yes, YOU. The one behind the computer screen. The one with the doubts and fears and a whole chorus of voices in your head telling you you’re not good enough. That you’ll never be good enough. The same voices who like to point out the distance you have yet to cover and just how far you still have to go. In kilometers. Because it sounds like more.

To the world-wearied dreamer behind the computer screen, the one with the tired-eyes and the questions that are still unanswered. I’m talking to YOU.

For YOU have already come farther than you could ever know. The YOU of today is already a million times better than the you who just got started. YOU have learned so much and given more than you knew you had in you. YOU have been a friend and a light in this world. And whether you believe it or not, YOU have already helped others along the way. And right now at this very moment, there is someone looking at where YOU are and wondering if they’ll ever make it there too.

Yes YOU, I’m talking to YOU. Right where YOU are right now.

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YOU are far more beautiful than you could ever imagine. YOU have dreams in your heart and breath in your lungs and a fire that won’t easily be put out. Not like a spark or a flash in the pan, that burns brightly for just but a moment and then is gone forever as if it never happened. No, not like that. But like an ember. Like a smolder. Like a slow-burning coal that just burns brighter the longer it goes. YOU are on fire friend. And it’s the kind of fire that warms everyone around you as you go.

So listen up YOU. Because I’m only going to say this as many times as you need to hear it.

There is greatness in YOU. This old world is aching for the light that only YOU can shine. YOU are a lamp and a lantern at the feet of those lucky enough to cross your path. And YOU are leading the way.

YOU will get there. YOU will change things. YOU will see that everything YOU are right now was always more than enough.

YOU have come farther than you know friend.

And I for one, can’t wait to see where YOU go next.

Rock it out,
M:)

  1. Tiffany Farley

    Where’s J’s luggage? :) :) xo

  2. MM

    @Tiffany: LOL! He’s just doing a carry on camera bag! :)

  3. Christa Hann

    You’re timing couldn’t be better. This post = PERFECT!
    Good luck at WPPI & United, you’ll rock it out I’m sure :)

  4. Caty

    This post spoke straight to my heart. Thanks for being a constant source of encouragement.

  5. Elizabeth

    Wow! Thank you for this post! You are so encouraging!!!

  6. Tee

    After losing my home, my car, my job, and my camera equipment, I needed this. My SOUL needed this. Thank you:)

  7. Caili

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 That is all.

  8. Samantha

    Needed to hear this today. Thanks so much guys and have a blast this week.

  9. Christy Tyler

    I was seriously just having a pity party over here for myself and feeling like "what am I doing here?!" when I decided to check your blog since it has been a while. Wow, did you write this for me? Just wondering. Because I needed it. xoxo

  10. -S

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I could not have read this post at a better time and you couldn’t have written it any better! This pep talk was needed! Thank you for your truth-filled words and your willingness to share them with dream chasers- like myself. I will remember these simple words whenever I feel like my dreams are so far away…thanks M!

  11. -S

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I could not have read this post at a better time and you couldn’t have written it any better! This pep talk was needed! Thank you for your truth-filled words and your willingness to share them with dream chasers- like myself. I will remember these simple words whenever I feel like my dreams are so far away…thanks M!

  12. Tiffany Bolk

    Beautiful as always! Thank you for taking the time to write these tender notes of encouragement!

  13. Cristi Caston

    Thank you so much for posting this. You are a constant source of encouragement to me, for which I will never be able to thank you enough, Mary. <3

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