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What Lights You Up?

“We were poor, but those memories have made me rich and not in money – but in gratefulness and being humble.” ~Dolly Parton

I had the opportunity to watch Dolly Parton’s documentary, Here I am, on Netflix over the holiday. At the end, I was so in awe of her and the life she’s built—her business, and the way she was able to keep her personal life, well, personal!

If I were to use one word to describe Dolly, it would be intentional. She really lived an intentional life.

She has always been intentional about her persona, the way she presented herself and her look (whether you like it or not!).

She created unique songs that entertained and told stories—think: Me and Little Andy, I Will Always Love You, 9-5, The Grass Is Blue, and so many others.

She is intentional about what she shares with others about her marriage and private life. She has always been so humble and kind, helping others and her community during traumatic times.

She is intentional about how she connects and relates with others, through her humor and songs.

She is intentional with her time, how she spends time writing and journaling.

She is intentional about her next steps, looking for new opportunities to grow.

There are a lot of words I would use to describe Dolly now that I know a little more about her.

She is definitely a “you can’t judge a book by its cover” kind of woman. She’s the kind of person that lights me up!

Another person that lights me up is my friend Dali, founder of Dali Talks. I had the opportunity to spend some time to chat with her about Helping People with Grief (click on the link to watch!). Dali is a woman that I truly connect with and I am so blessed to call her my friend.

What about you?

What kinds of people light you up?

Who are the people in your life that give you encouragement, support, and helps light up your life?

I encourage you to reach out today to those people that light you up. Tell them how much you appreciate them and set a date to connect.

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