In Her Shoes





Fridays I like to have a little something to think on.. so I thought I would tell you all a little about the conference I attended in England.  First of all…how cool are these decorations.  I wish I would have taken a few more pictures but I didn’t.  Pretty chandeliers are enough for me but when I saw the Philippe Starck ghost chairs hanging right beside them I was smitten (I have been wanting these for my kitchen but they are way out of my price range).  How cool is that?

The Cherish conference was fabulous! It was a wonderful time of personal growth (and fun too).   In Her Shoes was the theme….. What is it like to walk in someone else’s shoes?  How many times do we think we know someone and we assume everything is just fine with them when really there is a whole other story going on behind the scenes? Or how many times do we just pass by someone that is in need or just looking for some sort of connection?   So many people out there are just looking for someone to empathize with them, to listen to them, to just understand what life is like in their shoes.  The only way I know to truly live like this it to live a life that is beyond myself.  To get my mind off myself and onto others.  Thinking of others, helping others, caring for others.  Just being good to people.  This obviously isn’t always easy to do.  It is a conscious effort.   But I believe it can make a difference not only in the lives of the people that you are helping but also in your own life.   You’ll find purpose and fulfillment and that is something we are all looking for.
Another thing I loved about the conference was that we got to really step in the shoes of others and help people that really need help.  Some of the awesome things we did as a group of women was : sponsor children through Compassion International, raise money to build a nursery wing for a children’s home in Uganda, and give away thousands of shoes to needy children.  It was really neat to see what a group of women can do together.
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  • A-M
    Commented on June 7th, 2008 at 4:15am

    Welcome back. It sounds like you had the time of your life and how lovely that your husband surprised you when you got home… I HAD to tell my hubby how lovely your hubby was! It’s nice to come home though, isn’t it! A-M xx

  • annechovie
    Commented on June 8th, 2008 at 3:13pm

    This was a beautiful, encouraging post, Trina! Thank you so much for sharing a bit about the conference – it’s an encouragement to me. Your honesty and kind soul are an inspiration. God bless! ;>)

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 8th, 2008 at 10:54pm

    Thanks, A_M. It is good to be home.. I can’t stand being away from the kiddies too long, you know! As wonderful as my hubby is I have to admit he is a landscaper so he did have some helping hands :-) But still, it was lovely! Thanks for the comment.. it’s great to be chatting with everyone again!
    Trina xx

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 8th, 2008 at 10:59pm

    Thank you for the sweet comment, Anne! I would have to say ditto back to you! I always enjoy your posts and the heart behind them! Have a wonderful week & God bless you too!
    Trina xx

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