I have heard from so many of you, your beautiful stories and your beautiful hearts. I wanted to create a space where you could share some of your own, and this is that space. I am sure that we will all be uplifted by hearing your stories of overcoming, whether you are at the beginning, middle, or near the end of your journey.

One of my most favorite people in the world, Helen Keller, shared these wise words: “No effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. Sometime, somewhere, somehow we shall find that which we seek.”

If you ever find that you are lost or broken, take heart. Some of the most beautiful people in this world are the ones who have put themselves back together after terrible losses.

To add a story – click on the comment section below. I shared one of my own stories for starts.

Hope you like it!

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    Jessica Sellers
    May 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I have one short story of the power of persistence. A year and a half ago, I was divorced and lost my house. Not only did I lose my home but I also lost all of the income from my preschool and tenants that were in the house. It was pretty devastating to me but I was determined to rise up. I had a lot of friends who were teaching English online to Chinese kids and they said it was a great way to make money and still be home with their kids. So I signed up for it. Except that I failed the first interview because they thought I was not exciting enough. I felt sad for about five minutes and then started learning what I could do to make things better. I researched youtube videos from other teachers about their tips for getting hired. I watched videos about how to have a great lesson with a non- English speaker! I had to learn a lot of new skills such as TPR, which means Total Physical Response. It basically means using exaggerated gestures and facial expressions using your WHOLE body to make a point. It comes in really handy when someone doesn’t understand the words that you are saying. I also had a sweet Swedish neighbor at the time who was a famous Youtuber and he agreed to help me film a professional introduction video. We went outside my apartment and I gave my little speech about why I would be a great teacher and then he rendered it super awesome. Another friend of mine also suggested that I attend a Saturday workshop, where I would be able to practice mock interviews all day long. I made a few new friends in the process and everyone went home feeling a lot better. I also asked my neighbors and friends to pray for me. After I felt properly prepared, I signed up for another interview using a DIFFERENT email. And this time? I got in! I have been teaching English online now for about a year and supporting my family with something that also helps children across the world.

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