I had the pleasure of previewing the new Cake & Whiskey magazine
last month. The magazine is devoted to inspiring women to dream bigger and
I’m in love with the concept.
Tucked inside of the glossy pages of the magazine hid an article about writing a personal manifesto
and was it powerful. Not only did the short article inspire me to create the below manifesto but it also provided a tool to help me organize my thoughts.
I am strong spirited and resilient.
I believe in loving until it hurts.
When I was little I aspired to be just like my grandma.
Right now I am comfortable with being me.
What I know for sure is a loving spirit conquers all.
I’ve never been happier than when I am coloring with my sister and her roommate or playing with the children of Haiti.
I have a penchant for touching and savoring every texture that is near me.
I wish all of us could lay down our own selfish biases and build stronger more loving communities.
I dream of spending my evenings on a wrap around porch watching my children play in the yard.
I was born toserve others.
I am particularly good at getting things done.
What I want most in the world is to live in the moment.
I was a ball of anxiety before I found peace in the Lord.
I indulge in dark chocolates and deep conversations with my girlfriends.
The words I hold closest to my heart are from my husband who said, “I’ve seen countless examples of your heart and I treasure them all.”
I live for seeing my sister Dawn and her roommate Sabrina smile.
I believe the most important thing in a person is to be acutely aware of their ability to serve others.
I have an amazing sweet spirited husband with the patience of a saint.
The big idea of my life is to live a life of thanksgiving.
I am dedicated to being there for my family and friends.
Happiness is found on the inside.
I feel most alivewhen I am enjoying the moment.
The lines of my manifesto are different than yours. It’s a unique compilation of my thoughts and dreams. It gives me the freedom to be true to myself and can do the same for you.
I encourage you to use the tool above to create your own manifesto. If you need more inspiration, watch the video below… It’s not related to Cake & Whiskey but is pretty cool!