I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy!
When I started writing Karla’s Korner several years ago I really did not expect to receive a lot of notoriety. My thought was that I would write my weekly column, people would make a few comments and life would stay relatively the same. Every week for over a year I shared my thoughts with readers and enjoyed the feedback I received. When the opportunity came to start writing for Lifetime Moms I was surprised that an organization like that would want to hear from someone like me. Who am I really? When I look in the mirror the person I see is nothing more than a wife, mother, daughter, teacher and friend. Up until that point I had lived my life under the radar and was perfectly okay with that. As I began to share my life in a broader arena, I quickly began to realize that I may just have something important to say. Once in a while I will receive an email from someone who has been affected by something I have written. I have been contacted by authors, teachers, national news stations and most recently a well-known newspaper for an online video interview. There are times when I sit back in complete awe at the journey I have been on for the past few years; after all I am just a simple country girl with a few simple ideas rolling around in my head. It’s when the communication starts that I understand that this journey is not only about me and my thoughts but it’s about the willingness to open up and communicate with people.Continue reading