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I pulled up to the Fancy Grand Bohemian Hotel valet in Orlando, Fl wearing my new favorite shirt from my friend @amandahart, my “Sadie Doogood” teeth, and my Duck Dynasty Visor.

The valet guy didn’t know whether to stare or look away for fear he might laugh or say what he was really thinking.

After a little chit chat in my thickest “southern drawwwwwlllll”, I took my teeth out and let him have a good laugh then go park my mothership of a van.

The kids and I checked in and after oohing and awing over our fancy surroundings, I cleaned up for dinner and my sister took the kids to the pool…(the pool in the air) according to Corrie as it was on the 6th floor. ?

I then went in to have an amazing dinner with some amazing people and sat there thinking, “this is the craziest thing and how in the world did I end up here of all places?”.

You see, I am a southern girl at heart from a small town and truly just your everyday ordinary gal trying to figure out the next step in life and mostly what’s for dinner and where do I put all the “stuff” I thought I already purged.

However, like the saying on my shirt, “I have been created with a purpose and so have you.”.

We each have flaws and failures, strengths and gifts this world needs, and all we need to do is show up for our assignments flaws and all.

In the book Daring Greatly, Brene Brown writes…

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”

If we don’t remember that we are created with a purpose, and start accepting ourselves “as is” then get to work, we will miss out on the assignments God has for us to fulfill.

So if you’re feeling insignificant and frustrated with your life, don’t throw in the towel just yet. You were created with a purpose and this world needs the unique gifts and talents you have to give. Even if they are as goofy as putting in some fake teeth and talking with an accent. ?

So go share those gifts with the world won’t you? We need them!

Paige Eavenson

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