Discovering My Hidden Passion

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I’ve discovered a passion of mine this year. It’s something I didn’t realize I enjoyed so much until I started doing it on a more regular basis.

I love being a cheerleader.

And, I never tapped into how rewarding this supportive role is until this year.

Growing up, I was not an actual cheerleader. I never had any desire to be a cheerleader. I was a band nerd. I chose marching around a football field every year playing the Fight Song on my clarinet over shaking an actual pom-pom and shouting “We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?!”

In hindsight, I was a cheerleader back then…but I was doing it through the sounds of an instrument instead of shaking my groove thing. 🙂

Over the past year, I have “officially” been on six or seven book launch teams. (Unofficially, I’ve been on more.)This is where a group of people come together and help “launch” a book coming out soon. Now, I don’t help promote just any book. I need to believe in both the message and the messenger. If I do, I pick up my pom-poms and start spreading the love!

One reason I love promoting the work of others is because it takes the focus off of me and places it on something bigger. I LOVE THAT!

I guess this post is a reminder to me and to you that true joy is found in serving others.

How can you serve and support somebody else today?

Pick up your pom-poms and get busy!

6 thoughts on “Discovering My Hidden Passion

  1. Tammy Helfrich

    So true! I am an encourager, but I love the thought of a cheerleader too. I’ve also been on a ton of launch groups and have learned something from each one. I also love sharing great books with others.

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    1. Eileen Post author

      You are definitely an encourager/cheerleader, Tammy! And is IS such a great learning experience…not to mention a great way to meet new friends!

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  2. Kelli Wommack

    Hi Eileen! I love this post. I was a cheerleader in high school… and I realize in my adult years that I have and will always be a cheerleader at heart. I, too, love encouraging others to truly be who God has created them to be. I am guessing that you have the spiritual gift of encouragement. God is using your words and your spirit to bless others to “march” on. LIfe is hard…we all could use a cheerleader. Thankful for you!

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    1. Eileen Post author

      Thank you, Kelli! Yes, it’s amazing how the littlest gesture can make such a big impact too.

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