Christine Duncan

Precepts & Life Preservers

Let’s Get Something Good Going!

I know this is a post from the archives… but I can’t think of a better way to start this week. And I hope you’ll send it to one person today who might need to hear these words from someone who loves them. Happy Monday!

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By now you’re aware how this blog is the place for me to pour out my soul, and my every day, and my faith to the online world.
I hope in all my musings, and explorings, and affirmations, you’ve found a few life-preserving morsels to chew on, and take with you into each day.

But today I want to start something. Something I hope you’ll want to pay forward. To gift to someone else! I want to get something good going!

Here’s what we need to speak into lives today… starting with YOU.

So let me be the first to look you in the soul today and say;

“You’re AMAZING. I really think so.

I need to tell you; You’re the BEST thing since the Piano Guys, Angry Birds, and the Slanket all rolled into one….

Your thoughts are compelling. Your heart is tremendous. Your soul is BEAUTIFUL…

You are part of a great story! You are a MAGNIFICENT orchestration! Nothing about you is a fluke… every wonderful part of you is deliberate in design. 

I celebrate YOU! Right now.

I give thanks to the Creator for you! The light you add to this world will not go unnoticed today. The melody you bring to the mix will not go unheard today. The colour you bring to today’s canvas will be embraced and seen for the treasure you are, everywhere you go today, YOU shine!

You ARE awesome. And in a world fraught with fakes and haters and status quo, we need more awesome! 

You’re a HERO. Life brings you tough and terrible things, and each morning you plant both feet on the floor, and point yourself towards the day. 

You’re complex! Some days you can fight, and some days you’re not afraid to admit someone else will have to do battle for you. I salute the bravery it takes to do both!

You ARE most definitely appreciated! There is no one like you to be found anywhere. Your talents and skills, your passions and dreams, your drive, your calling, your vision. ALL unique. ALL one of a kind. ALL important and spilling over with abundant purpose!

You can’t possibly know how VITAL you are to the workings of today. To this week. To this year. To this decade. That’s only the tip of how special you are in the grand scheme.

And the best part about you? Is now YOU can be the start of something good today!”

This is not a joke. I know for a fact you needed to hear something good today. If I’m the first one in your day to say these things from the heart, then I feel quite privileged. If someone got to you way before me, then I guess I know why you’re already blushing.

You ARE important. That’s what I want to spread around today. I think we take sharing this important statement with others for granted. I think we hunger to hear it from the people we love most, and I think if those people take too long to say it, we begin to crave hearing it from anyone.

And not to be forgotten in the mix, is the one who delights in you the most. He was the first one to love you unconditionally. And He celebrates you the most. Kind of a big deal. The same One who put the spin to each planet, in each orbit, for each galaxy, specifically called you into being.

His Word confirms how much of a priority you are to Him with these words, “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing!” Zephaniah 13:17

And that tug at your soul when you consider this small and wonderful fact? That’s deep calling to deep!
It’s something of His lingering love resonating with every breath you take this morning. If that doesn’t thrill you, if that doesn’t make you feel treasured, then how can you accept my humble little words?

Don’t be so unsure, so humble, or so modest that you can’t accept the gift. That you turn down the celebration. It’s about time you started to believe you’re worth every word. No time like the present.

And my other challenge? Will you pass this along? Will you give this gift to someone else. Tell them you read these words and they immediately came to mind when you did? Better yet, go all out and create your own “You’re Amazing” manifesto and give it to friends!

Who will work with me and get something good going today?


  1. Marie Bilston

    June 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    And right back at you my sweet daughter!!! Yup…..this is what we all need. Thankyou for starting something that will touch a soul today and bring to it the hope it longs for. There is freedom entering someone’s heart and spirit right at this very moment. I can see that freedom and Hope has always been in yours!

    • Christine Duncan

      June 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM

      Thanks! Views and shares are through the roof today… apparently we all needed this kind of affirmation 🙂 I believe I just found the first wallpaper/printable to design and give away to new subscribers. The “You ARE Awesome” Manafesto…

  2. susan mummery-bacon

    June 26, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Beautiful, uplifting and well written! Thank you Christine! You are amazing!!

    • Christine Duncan

      June 26, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      Oh, thank you Susan 🙂 I hope you get a chance to scroll though some of the other posts on the site too… this has been an amazing journey so far, and we’re only just beginning!

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