Thursday, October 25, 2012

Use Your Voice

This week's Five Minute Friday prompt is Voice.   Even more impressive is that I'm writing it on Friday eve instead of on Saturday - my normal style.  
I'm loud.   It's true.    The thought of voice (other than The Voice being the only TV show I'm watching this fall) makes me think of singing.  Talking.  Communicating.  Connecting.
This morning at our 3 person department meeting at a cafe across the street I broke into "Party in the USA."  Just a little.
About an hour later we cranked it up in the office and had a little dance party before a conference call.   We offered to sing on the call.   Very thankful that no one took us up on it.  
We were discussing the Strength Finders assessment on this call.    My number 1 strength?  Positivity.   Didn't shock my co-workers in the slightest.    I practically bounce with it.   
(My second was Woo - Winning Others Over)
It's not always what you say.    In reality, it's what you do.   That's the best way that your voice can be heard.    There is a quote that I'm going to paraphrase:  What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Am I using my strengths to the best of my ability? 
Am I using my voice for good?  
Making my little corner of the world better?  
Even if I don't say a thing?  
I'm excited to use my voice for two blogger events this fall.      
The first event is called Passports With Purpose (read more here) - stop back here on my blog on November 29 and you can start making donations to   All the travel bloggers also have to secure prizes.   Everyone who donates at least $10 will have the option to select a prize they would like to win.
I just read about The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap today which is an online fundraiser and a real cookie swap for food bloggers.    I think I'll have to get in on that over on my food blog: Traveler in the Kitchen.  
To participate in these scribing shenanigans either today or next week visit Lisa-Jo's page here on Friday Eve (aka Thursday night) or on Friday/Saturday then write for five minutes on the topic she provides. Then you can post a link to your post on her page. Finally show some love to the person who posted before you.


  1. This is the second time today that strengths-finder has come up in conversation today for me! It is on my bedstand at home... guess I might pick it up when I go home.

    Good questions.... one that I want to remember more often.

    Thank you!

  2. I think I took that test a while back too....a whole lot of "positivity" here. New to the FMF crew...great stuff!!

  3. It's been awhile since I took a strength assessment test. I should do that again sometime. I love that we are being heard by our actions, and not just our voices.



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