lil' alice is in the March issue of Orland Family Magazine.
But don't think for a minute it just dropped in my lap! Nope!
Don't think for a minute that I wasn't disappointed when it didn't work out with another magazine & I thought it was going to.
Don't think for a minute that there was not any blood, sweat or tears involved.
I am reminded every day that lil' alice consists of me, myself & I. Those are the 3 employees of lil' alice.
When you want something, you make a way & that involves lots of research & more research.
When I am sewing away at my machine or pressing fabric, I pray for lil' alice. It helps me keep my focus. It keeps me grounded. It reminds me that I am not in this alone! Doors get closed & windows get open.
I love the above statement so much because it shows that "she" doesn't just dream up plans & wait for them to arrive at her feet. Work is involved in bringing dreams to plans.
Do you know how many times I have submitted things to various magazines? Do you know how many times there's not a reply (insert crickets chirping)?
When something like this happens to lil' alice, it's exciting.
When something like this happens to other small handmade businesses that I "know", I celebrate with them. There's not any room for jealousy & envy. Instead, I throw virtual confetti all over them & I get excited for their accomplishments because I know what it took to get there!
Do you celebrate with others in the accomplishments, big or small? Do you throw confetti their way & do the happy dance with them? You should!