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Tonight we have a very special guest!  I did it! I convinced my better half to write a what inspires you Wednesday is the good word from Robbie! 🙂

Ma, Mom, Mother, Mommy, Mum…..where would we be without our mothers?????  Today alone, Ma can you go check on the piles of roof steel in the yard that the 652 mile per hour wind is probably blowing everywhere?? And throw some old pallets on them if they are still in the same county yet?  All good in the hood, thankfully. It woulda bothered me until I was home.

When I got home, just a quick run to Chucktown……..halfway there psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst, I either said son of a gun or what the heck (can’t remember exactly), a flat tire. MAAAAA can you come get me? And take me home for supplies? And take me back so I can change it?

Saved the day Mom!! Thanks for everything Mom. Love you!

I’m sure not everyone has this Mom convenience due to distance, disagreement, divorce, and on, and on, and on…….but you could be someone’s save the day Mom person!

I can't believe it is already Wednesday again! I love what inspires you Wednesday because I get to share what inspires me and sometimes you get to hear from others about what inspires them!

This week I am totally, wholeheartedly inspired by my author visits that are happening in elementary schools.

I have been able to share my message about dreaming big and huge and have had children begging to take a picture with me (G and E think that is hilarious), students bringing me THEIR stories to read, and asking me for feedback on their work.

You guys, this week has given me hope! Hope that there are so many creative young minds across the world that want to do great things. They have been asking the most fantastic questions like:

How many languages is your book published in right now? How long did the process of writing take? Why didn't you illustrate your own book? Do you like cupcakes? What other stories have you written? Are you famous? And my favorite... Will you be my new friend? Seriously, I wanted to jump up and grab this little kid and say, "Of course I will  be your new friend, buddy!" 

These author visits are truly filling my bucket, but I am not doing it for me or to sell books. Seeing the looks on the faces of the kids when they see that it is possible to dream big and huge and become anything you want to be in this world is all of the payment I need!

What inspires you? Would you like to be a guest writer on WIYW?

From the slushy, muddy, gravel road-


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