Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Finding My Tribe

"You know, the ones that make you feel the most YOU! The ones that lift you up and help you remember who you really are. The ones that remind you that a blip in the road is just that, a blip. They are the ones that when you walk out of a room, they make you feel like a better person than when you walked in. They are the ones that even if you don't see them face to face as often as you'd like, you see them heart to heart. You know, that kind of tribe?"--Jennifer Pastiloff

I came across this quote on Pinterest today and it stopped me in my tracks. Because my heart has been so full lately with the love and kindness of friends; old and new. So much so that I think my heart might burst with joy at any moment! I have been blessed with amazing friends who do all of these things for me. Friends, spending time with you, chatting with you and so much more makes me a better person because you remind me that I am indeed good enough. You also remind me that God places individuals into our lives at the right times and places. I am so thankful and blessed that our lives have crossed. I honestly don't know what I would do without you!!!

And to you, my #write31 days friends, through your words, I have seen your heart. And your heart is exactly what I have been looking for in my friendships. I honestly don't know how I got so lucky to come across each of your blogs and stories. Thank you for sharing your stories and being vulnerable with me. There is pure gift in sharing our stories and it feels absolutely wonderful to know that I am not on this journey alone. And your stories make me realize there are others out there like me. Others who cling to the promises of God who tell us "YOU are indeed good enough!"

Because, my friends, the truth is you too are GOOD ENOUGH! In fact, you are more than good enough. God created you in God's image "fearfully and wonderfully made." And by clinging to that promise and trusting in God's love for me and each of you, I sit here humbled, amazed and awed that I have found "my tribe;" a tribe that makes me a better person, a tribe that lets me know I am not on this journey alone; a tribe who isn't afraid to pray for each other and a tribe who know who and whose they are. Thank you for being a part of my tribe, my dear friends!

24 comments:

  1. I love this! Tribe writer friend (yes?). If so...we need to connect!

    http://www.bethanyboring.com

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  2. I share the same sentiments! I am so happy, thankful, and blessed to have found my tribe!!!

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    1. Laura, glad to have you as part of my tribe!

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  3. I"m honored to be part of your tribe :). May God continue to be with you and work through you!

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    1. Honored to have you as part of my tribe!

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  4. It's so funny that you should write about this. I wrote something very similar about this very subject. In fact, my blog entry (http://talesfromasoutherncatholicmomma.blogspot.com/2014/09/finding-my-tribe.html) even has the exact same title! I saw this great quote on a graphic that inspired it. I'm so glad to have met you through #write31days and have you as a part of my tribe :) Love ya!

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    1. I finally got around to reading your post and even commented on it. So many similarities. So glad to have met you through #write31days too. Love ya too!!!

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  5. God's really been pounding the truth of "YOU ARE ENOUGH" into my head lately. Love it!

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    1. You are indeed enough! Glad you loved this post! Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

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  6. It's amazing to me how through this write 31 day challenge we have all seen each other's hearts.... and we are all so much more alike than different. Thankful that God has given us an online community of support... and thankful for my "tribe" near and far!

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  7. Stephanie Lane11:14 AM

    I love this quote about tribe, friend!! So timely for me to read this today. The connection is what it is all about.

    And I love this post. I am so grateful that you have found your tribe, Tara! I am thankful to have connected with you over the 31 day writing challenge and I look forward to continuing to grow and build a community with you. Excited to be with you on this challenging and beautiful life journey!!

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    1. Glad you love the quote and this post! I am grateful and thankful to have connected with you and J over the #write31days as well. I too look forward to building and growing community together. Love ya! God bless!

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  8. That is exactly what I loved about doing write31days. It brought me into contact with you writers who stir up all the good stuff inside of me, all my writing longings and desire to have an impact (if just a teeny weeny one) through what I write.

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    1. Faith, I feel much that way too! :)

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  9. Awesome post. Wonderfully positive blog! I'm adding your blog to my 31 bloggers series! I really enjoyed reading your posts.
    Blessings,
    Andrea
    http://wp.me/PcqRW-Px

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    1. Thank You! And thank you for adding me to your 31 bloggers series. I am honored!

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  10. Consider me a member of this Tribe!!!

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