What are you waiting for?

FullSizeRenderThey say you should never write from your wounds, only your scars.  I’m sure they are right.

But some things are more like calluses.

They’re like a little sore spot.  If you ignore it, it turns into a callus.  It’s not really a wound anymore, but it’s not a healed scar either. (gross example, I know. hang with me for a minute.)

It takes a lot of work to get rid of a callus, but it can be done.  

I often write from my sore spots and calluses.  I do it because if I’m working on some of those things, there’s probably a chance you are too.

That’s where I’m coming from today.

I heard a song in my car this morning and it hit my heart, hard.

It’s called I Refuse, by Josh Wilson.  Here a some of the lyrics:

Sometimes I just want to close my eyes and act like everyone’s alright,

When I know they’re not.

It’s easier to stand and watch. 

I could just move on, like nothing’s wrong.
I can hear the least of these, crying out so desperately, …

It’s time for me to follow through, and do what I was made to do.

‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care.
I don’t want to say another empty prayer.
I refuse to sit around and wait for someone else to do what I am called to do myself.

I could choose not to move,

But I refuse.

To stand and watch, the weary and lost, cry out for help.
I refuse, to turn my back and try to act like all is well.
I refuse to stay unchanged,

To wait another day,

I refuse to make one more excuse.

There are some obvious reasons why those lyrics hit home for me.   You may even be thinking I’m already moving, and in some ways, I am. What you don’t know, is that I make a lot of excuses.  I wait for other people to do their part. I think things have to be ready in a certain way before I can hit go.

I wait one more day.

I let myself get distracted doing only the things I enjoy, which delays the progress of the real work that is needed to make it happen.  I’ve been doing a lot behind the scenes to get our new marketplace for social good set up, but I’ve been trying to cross all my t’s and dot my i’s.

Today, I’m working on that callus.  No more excuses.

It can’t wait.  

You can’t wait.  I’ve been holding back on giving you a chance to make a difference in the world, that you might not otherwise make.   I’ve been holding back on highlighting products that give back to the world in beautiful ways.  Products imagined by incredible women, just like you, who refused to sit around and wait for someone else.

Women who will inspire you to make your move.

I’m committing to you right now, to get it done.  Very soon, we’re going to fling open the doors and start telling their stories, even if it’s not quite perfect.

I refuse to make one more excuse.  

As I say those words, I wonder, what you are waiting for?

Where do you need to follow through and do what you are meant to do?

Are you waiting on someone else?

Are you like me?  Do you have a list of excuses about why now isn’t the right time?

Let’s burn ’em!

It’s go time.

You with me?

To more love,

Crystal

 

 

 

 

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