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Joyful reminder…

Kids are full of joy. Our baby girl told me one morning, “Mom, I am good at so many things”. She talks with such confidence. She says that the only thing she is not good at it whistling, too funny!

Her words kept me thinking all day about how I approach things. Boy, do I need to change that! Sometimes life kicks me so hard that I forget that Christ is in me and that I have all it takes to be good at many things too. I am so grateful of that little angel that God used that morning to give me a message I so desperately needed to hear.

joyful-reminder-wandalopezdesignsI have a journal on my night table where I write down any thought, message from a friend, words of life from the many creative women I follow on Instagram (on social media), or a word that comes from my heart (from God). That journal has been visited many times lately and has helped me express my feelings and thoughts. Do you have a special notebook where you write down at times?

shine-on-joyful-reminder-wandalopezdesignsNow, tell me something. What is holding you back? What is that thing you are doubting you are good at? I am praying for that thing that is holding me back, I want to go past it and prove it wrong. I can be good, I am good and I will succeed. So will you. Let me pray for you.

Simplicity finale

Today we are concluding this 31 days series of simplicity. This series has impacted my heart tremendously. I have dug deeply and found some weak points that needed to be taken care of and some stronger areas that made me realize that I have been learning something from life.

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I’m loving this new journey I’m on (a journey my entire house is on), that lets me create new things. The fact that people are actually liking and getting the handbags is humbling to me. Thank you very much!

I must confess that at times I have felt like giving up. For many reasons. Like no idea of what to blog about, or a lack of creativity to make more pieces or even a slow time on the shop. If I see that things aren’t selling I would start second guessing myself and God’s purpose in me. But, as soon as I realize where my heart is leading to, I take a deep breath and remember the “why” I do what I do, (and for who).

I pray for open doors and the possibility and ability to impact many women (many people), through out this creative business. The ability to change lives, to inspire creative minds, to offer jobs, to give someone the push they need to multiply their talents and make a business of their own. Ephesians 2:10.

31-Days-of-Simplicity-live-dream-be-grateful-give-laugh-wandalopezdesignsOne of the best ways to resume this simplicity series may be by encouraging you all to make things that matters happen, create something new everyday (or as often as possible) and inspire someone. You are all simply precious and I want to thank you all for believing and encouraging me to keep on going. 1 Peter 2:9.

Thank you for following this 31 Days of Simplicity series. I pray that it may bring you joy and encourage your heart to follow your dreams. Taking simple steps, one day at a time!

Do what you love!

Last night I signed up for a class taught by Rebecca from Better Life Bags through The Influence Network. It was the first time I took a class through them and I loved it!

The class was titled “From Crafty Girl to Handmade Business”. I felt very related to Rebecca throughout the class. Specially through the beginning of the class when she was sharing the first steps into a handmade business.

Starting a small business is scary, tricky and overwhelming. My head is filled with countless questions. Like, is this what God wants me to do for years to come? Are the designs I create going to be loved by customers? Will they sell? How can I take it to the next level? How can I impact lives through my handbags? God I want to impact lives.

I have to say that most of my questions were answered and my heart feels at peace. I always include God in every step I take and this is no different. Taking a step of faith means letting God direct my steps towards his purpose through the business. Letting Him lead my heart (and my passion) meet in a product that will take me places and open doors to sow seeds in His name. Simplicity in having faith, taking a leap of faith. Simplicity in doing what you love.

31-Days-of-Simplicity-do-what-you-love-wandalopezdesignsI believe in doing what you love and doing it with passion. When you are doing what you love and God is the core, the foundation, there is a peaceful feeling in it all. Many hours of work and sweat are put in,but it is so worth it. Just the thought of the possibilities makes me giddy.

What is in your heart? What is it that you desire to do? Is there a purpose that will give life to others?

Let me pray for you, please leave a comment below, I want to pray for you and your hearts desires.