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Sometimes people get so enamored with hearing themselves talk that they are never quiet enough to hear what other people think. Over the past few years, I’ve been on a quest to surround myself with people who are concerned by the plight of other people and are willing to roll up their sleeves to help.
This post is dedicated to one of my newest friends, Chic Austin, who is one of the people who always looks out for others. I not-so-jokingly call her a game-changer because to me, she does what needs to be done to ensure people don’t feel hopeless anymore. While a student at Lakeland Community College, she formed a support group for single parents, From Lemons to Lemonade. She is encouraging parents to dream big, to lean on each other and to never be ashamed of their struggles. She’s a single mom of three who is making big strides to get where she wants to be and I salute her for that!
I admire her so much and speak her praises to anyone who asks. It’s great to have people like her in your corner, people with an amazing spirit and generosity toward others. To me, it’s the only way to live.
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