Guest Post: 1000 Voices Speak & The Power of Writing

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Guest Post TemplateToday, we break our hiatus with a guest post from Yvonne Spence, founder of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion blogging challenge! 1000 Voices Speak invites bloggers to post on topics of compassion on the 20th of every month. These posts can range from fiction to poetry to nonfiction and everything in-between, and aim to raise awareness about the various ways in which people can show compassion. Posts are linked up on the 20th so that participants can read each others’ work and spread the word. 

Yvonne is with us today to discuss the power of writing, which is at the very core of the 1000 Voices Speak initiative. 

Suppose you’re having a tough day and feel as if nobody understands you. Lost in sadness, you search the internet for help and find an article that says what you need to do is get rid of your negative thoughts and choose…

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What Would You Attempt to Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

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Dreaming is never enough! You have to take the first step even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone.

Procrastination kills more dreams than failure ever will. Trust me! I know! I’m still dealing with that evil habit! Deal with fear!

Fear is the BIGGEST obstacle to pursuing your dreams. It is crippling and will steal your dreams from under you- you won’t even know when it’s gone. Fear makes you tell yourself that you’ll go after your dreams when you have acquired more skills, or more money, or more time, but the truth is, that will never happen. Only when you can finally move on from your fears and recognize how it is holding you back, then can you begin to move forward.

Ask yourself this question- “What Would You Attempt to Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?”

So what are you waiting for? Take that first step…

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Free to be



When your soul is broken, it is common to give in to depression, questioning one’s worth and even suicide- I have been through all three. But there comes a time you have to make a conscious choice, a decision only you can make, to start a new chapter in your life, close the old chapter of your past and walk on the path of healing. It will not happen overnight, but God’s grace and strength will guide you. You only have to ask.

With healing comes CONFIDENCE.

Confidence in Accepting and Loving Yourself,

Confidence in being Beautiful, Feminine and Free.

Free to be who God made you to be.

Always be yourself. Never try to hide who you are. The only shame is to have shame. Always stand up for what you believe in. Always question what other people tell you. Never regret the past, it’s a waste of time. There’s a reason for everything. Every mistake, every moment of weakness, every terrible thing that has happened to you. Grow from it. The only way we can ever get the respect of others is when you show them that you respect yourself and most importantly, do your thing and never apologize for being you. — Unknown

I Never Left

i thot. i’d never see the day.
the day. the sun. turned blue.
the clouds. dark.
and the heavens. began to weep.
lightning. coursing through the sky.
shocking the earth to reality.
the roar of the thunder. screaming. deafening. almost… almost. as if. in pain.

fear. gripping. loneliness. aching. helpless. hopeless. darkness.

just when it seemed like the world was coming to an end.
bleakness. dead. stillness. quietness.

the sky opens. first a trickle of light.

spreading. touching. feeling. soothing. warmth spread like joy. peace.

the earth still. scared. not knowing. huddled.
afraid. afraid to embrace. to look. to experience.

then it came.
the still. soft. silent. voice. saying. softly embracing. smiling.
I’m still here.
I never left.


when I’m with you I have trouble looking at you because I’m afraid I won’t be able to take my eyes off you and you’ll catch me starring at you

that is so uncool.

but I wish I’ve got a photographic memory, to capture each moment second by second, and print them out and put in my album made specially for you

that will be so cool.

cos no matter where or how far or if I never get to see you again

I don’t want to ever forget.

I’ve Got This Baby, I Certainly Have!

curve balls. hard knocks. tears. challenges. despair. heartbreak. sadness. failure. misery. despondency. weakness. death…

success. winning. laughter. victory. joy. love. happiness. success. ecstasy. jubilation. strength. birth…

dream. passion. talent. doubt. believing. disappointment. hard-work. failing again. hope. getting up. faith. focus. not giving up. making it happen.


I can feel it in my bones. Oh God! I’m so excited, heart beating fast, toes tingling, eyelids twitching, ear burning, contractions coming stronger.

Almost here! Almost here! Almost here!

I’ve Got This. I’m Not Giving Up. I’m Going to Keep On Pushing. 

Just a little while longer 🙂