Motivating and Encouraging Others
MOTIVATING STORY # 1
Being at the right place at the right time – Valentine’s Day
Night 8 of our Florida Road Trip
We left Legoland and head out to find a restaurant to eat at.
We had asked at the Information Centre there and the dear lady sent us to a pizza place.
When we entered, the youngest person was 75 in the shade, and the chairs all had wheels on them and a floral pattern. Made me laugh. “No,” says Explorason.
So we go to a Chateau. Booked out and very pricey. Then they send us to a dive. We drive on. We get lost, and we try an Italian romantic place. Way too formal for us, and packed. Oh dear, we are needing dinner. So we then get told to try Manny’s. The car park is choc-o-block. The vehicles spill over the road, and we decide to try for a drink anyway. The hostess is obviously so flustered. She is rechecking reservations and is already 2 hours behind on them. We don’t have a hope and we don’t know where to go.
So we ask some people outside having drinks by their car.
To my amazement, this is a message I got today from one of them about that night. I hope they don’t mind me sharing with you….
“I’ve been meaning to share a story for a few days…
On Valentine’s Day, I went to Manny’s in Lake Wales with C, B, & M and we had almost a 2-hour wait, even though we made a reservation.
While we were waiting, a lady & her 8-year-old son walked up & asked just an ordinary question, wondering if there were any other places around to eat at, since they were from Australia.
Well, that one question she asked, turned into about a 20-minute conversation between the 6 of us, & this lady and her son are currently traveling the world, and living their lives to the fullest, and she made a big impact in my life in those short 20 minutes.
God places everyone in your life for a reason, whether it’s just a relationship, friendship, or just a one-time thing.
Well, I added her on Facebook as she was standing there talking to us, because I wanted to know more about her traveling, & on the way home the 4 of us talked about how we would never forget those 2 amazing people.
SO just remember every person that walks in or out of your life happens for a reason, & God has a plan for everyone in your life.
Tomorrow will be a week I’ve known Exploramum & Explorason, and I have already talked to her quite a lot… because she is on a mission to help anyone she can, & she currently is being an awesome role model for me at the moment, by letting me know everything is going to be okay.
Feel free to check out her page (https://www.facebook.com/exploramumandexplorason) & how she and her boy are currently living & loving their lives at the moment – even though she, I’m sure, has been through many bumps in the road.
As she has given me Aussie hugs, I will give her my American hugs and let her know that all of us Americans aren’t as bad as other countries think we are LOL.”
We finished meeting these lovely people, and they handed us money for our dinner which completely blessed and surprised us. We went away and found a lovely affordable and nice place to eat.
We met another couple as we sat there, who are now also Facebook friends.
That night as we ate our dinner we felt so happy. We had met just the loveliest people!!!!
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 1
Vanessa from South Africa wrote to me and said:
“It’s people like you that help me keep my faith in humans. I love your wonderful soul. Thank you for being in my life”.
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 2
A-M.T. from Adelaide, Australia wrote on our Facebook:
“You inspire me to be a better Mum and person. Keep up the adventure of a lifetime.”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 3
KK from Flagstaff Hill, Australia emailed me this:
“Exploramum is a fantastic tool when traveling. So full of information. Especially great for traveling with kids and wanting to give them a learning experience. Also great with tips to not spend a fortune. Not to mention very entertaining to read! We used lots of tips from the blog when traveling through Southern California and Hawaii.”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 4
F. McA. from Victoria, Scotland added this to our Facebook page:
“OMG, your pictures are amazing to look at, thanks for the inspiration to travel. I plan to travel in the future.”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 5
S.M. from Victoria, Australia commented on our Facebook page:
“Have just been exploring your page. Thank you so much for going out and doing the things you want to do! You’re an inspiration!”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 6
P.M. from New Mexico messaged me on Facebook
“Your kind words and advice really helped me. I am so grateful to you.
I admire you so much. I love reading your posts on Facebook. I hope to be traveling again, so love reading all about your journey. Bless you: and you are a true friend!”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 7
I received this message from my son’s previous private School Principal:
“Great to hear of your adventures, a unique opportunity for you both – no classroom could ever do what you are doing!”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 8
I received this Facebook message from ASL
“I saw a post of yours on the “House Sitting World” Facebook group, which led me to your blog. I’m sure you hear this all the time, but I just wanted to say how inspiring you and your boy are. I’m also a single parent, to a 13-year-old daughter, and we’ve also traveled quite extensively and for many years. Although we haven’t done very much house sitting, yet, I do love your story and your energy. Thanks and all the best.”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 9
I received this Facebook message from APM
“Thank you so much for posting about all your wonderful house sits! Following your adventures, encouraged us to start to apply for house sitting opportunities for our trip across Europe. We have now scheduled two for our forthcoming months – one in France and one in the UK!” Thanks to you Exploramum, APM
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 10
I received this Facebook message from Xabelina V
“You are my ‘go to gal’ when I think of what I REALLY want to do in life. When I lose sight of my dream and think it is out of reach, I think of YOU EXPLORAMUM!! And you pull me back to work!”
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 11
I received this Facebook message from S. Foster
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 12
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 13
I received this Facebook message from Amber R.
Ummm, I hope this isn’t weird but you’re on my vision board – I made it about 5 months ago and googled single mom with kids traveling – this awesome pic came up so it made the board because you guys looked so happy & I wanted to hit Asia with my kid! then when I saw you respond to this post, I realized it was you!
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 14
I received this Facebook message from M. Gaia. I have never met this person.
MOTIVATING COMMENT # 15
I received this Facebook message from K.Chinook of Australia
I have been reading the ‘Exploramum & Explorason’ blog for over 9 months. I truly find the posts to be awe, inspiring, written like you are right there & life changing. I found this blog while encountering a particularly challenging time in my life, & my marriage. Exploramum has always been available with sensible & inspiring advice.
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