Monday, May 4, 2009

A women's influence

Last week I was blessed to attend a fabulous women's conference at Brigham Young University. As I sorted through my notes wondering what I could best share with you, this thought stood out. "When we walk into a room, we either add to it, or we take away from it." Merrilee Webb

I know it doesn't sound like an overtly spiritual thought, but think about it. You make a difference. You can't just slink into a room or through life thinking you don't matter. You either add to the situation or you take away from it. You're either progressing or regressing. 

No matter what our station in life we have the chance to touch someone's heart and life for good. We are women of God. We know our purpose. We are blessed to know why we're on this earth and where we are going. Not everyone has that peace and reassurance. 

I pray each of you will stand up tall in the faith, put a smile on your face, and never forget - You make a difference!



Cami Checketts is a wife, mother, scout leader, author, exercise scientist, and proud supporter of Cold Stone Creamery. Please refer to her blog - for fitness advice and strength training routines. Her books can be found on


Sharon Donovan said...

Very inspiring words, Cami. If there is one tragedy in life, it's letting it pass us by. It's up to us to make the most of each day and make every day count. All the best,

Cami Checketts said...

Thanks, Sharon. You are so right. It's sad how easy it is for me to get caught up in my busyness and miss out on the joys of life most especially my boys!
Thanks for commenting,

Kassy Paris said...
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Kassy Paris said...

Sorry, didn't leave a contact address before. Would the owner of the White Roses in Bloom blog contact me? I'm a White Rose author and would like to join this blog if possible. Thanks.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Wonderful, inspiring words Cami - thanks for sharing!

Donna B said...

Wonderful words to live by, and so very true. Let His light shine!

Cami Checketts said...

Thanks Pamela and Donna. I really appreciate that,

Ashley Ludwig said...

Thanks, Cami. Lovely post. Love the quote. God's given us each a gift and what we do with that is up to us. Here's to letting our lights shine! :)

Thanks for sharing...


Cami Checketts said...

Thank you Ashley for stopping by. I love your picture.

Nicola said...

So true, Cami. Great post.

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Wow! You inspired me. I wrote over 2,000 words today. I know that won't be the norm, (esp. since today is my day off from work) but maybe I can make 5,000/week like Teri.

You made me think that maybe I've been overly focused on what I want to accomplish in the long run and I need to set short term goals as well.

Thanks Ashley.