Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
a return to love - marianne williamson
Hi Everyone! My name is Debbie Wood and I am the author and creator of www.WildAboutCandles.com. I am also the mother of three (almost) grown children.
I am an admin assistant for a law firm in Downtown Cleveland. I am active in my kid's lives, but the older they get the less it seems like they need mom !! My oldest is a senior this year, so after next June I will be done with the school years, until grandchildren, of course. I'm a single mom, so it's hectic, but I absolutely love my life, my kids, my job and my business.
I am a soccer mom. If you looked it up in the dictionary, you would definitely see my picture there. My boys, and even Ashley, played soccer throughout all of their school years. Adam and Cody were both captains their senior year and Cody broke the career goals scored record his senior year. Cody is playing at college now. Adam is a chef and Ashley will graduate from high school this year.
I grew up in Broadview Heights, Ohio in a fairly normal household, depending on your definition of normal :).
After I graduated from high school, I went on to college at Akron University majoring in the field of legal secretary, and went on to work for a law firm in downtown Cleveland.
I've lived in several cities locally during the course of my life.
I lived in Olmsted Township, Ohio, where I owned and ran a stables taking care of 15 horses that were boarded there and also raised and bred appaloosa horses of my own. That was fun, but boy was it a lot of work. I did a lot of shoveling !!
while I was pregnant during the holiday season. (It was the year of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Wow, you talk about crazy moms. I think they would have done just about anything to get at them when the shipments came in.
I sold real estate and owned over 35 parcel of rental property (72 units) (yes, that was a temporary loss of santity .... What was I thining??)
Now, I'm running my own business and teaching other how to market and develop an income on the Internet. It's probably the funest and most rewarding thing I've ever done.