June 9, 2016 | By Kim Smith
My mind was blown as soon as I grabbed my phone and saw my Facebook news feed. This week, I posted a question of the day and asked this:
“If you had the power to use the $$$ you pay in taxes to fund ONE thing to help others, what would that ONE thing be? Be Specific! Go! #90daystoLEAP
At first I saw a few comments, then all of a sudden, more started to pour in. A simple question led to an ongoing flow of innovative ideas. It created a ripple effect- connecting like-minded leaders within my social media circle that may not have otherwise connected. This is a simply illustration of the POWER OF YOUR VOICE.
I am confident that an individual’s voice is synonymous to their “assignment”. And that “assignment” is linked to a bigger movement and serves a bigger need. One that we may not have even thought of. Case in point…I experienced a major life blow about 4 years ago. And I really do mean MAJOR in every sense of the word. My husband and I lost a baby girl who we name Lauren Kelly Smith. I was only 5 ½ months pregnant when I suddenly acquired a life threatening- pregnancy related- condition known as HELLP Syndrome. During my recovery process I started to search for something to connect all the dots and answer my “why” question. I needed my tragedy to have a bigger purpose. And guess what! I found it 1 year later during a speaking engagement for a local health program for pregnant women.
A woman who attended, I learned later, had actually acquired HELLP Syndrome 1 hour after leaving my session. She knew what to do, what to communicate to the physicians, and where to go. As a result, HER BABY LIVES!!!!! [Read more…]