Welcome to Barefoot Inspiration!
You have found my curated blog and website, so thank you for coming by. With over 180 posts on a better life, you are sure to find something that speaks to you.
In Barefoot’s ever growing posts, I seek to encourage all of us to see past the media nonsense and constant trauma. Instead of negativity and chaos, Barefoot’s pages are daily encouragement and energy creators that I can share with you.
“My opinions are my own and I am not a doctor of anything, but I find myself talking to people I meet and listening to their hurts and wounds. In these conversations, I have prayed for people and seen great restorations, so I continue to look for ways to help people repair their wounds and look toward the future with hope.”
For women, my favorite advice is to find your beauty and embrace it. See this powerful encouragement post for women and self image: You are beautiful
About me personally:
My name is Kim, and I’m a mom of one lovely daughter and a grand-mom to four beautiful grandkids. I live with my incredible husband, two dogs and a cat on a peaceful lake in Mississippi. It is a joy to live and write here, as we get to see wildlife up close and personal.
How I started:
My original blog kimberly carol was a daily journal and a forum to share what I was learning about living. Primarily an escape from depression and loneliness, it grew into personal therapy. Through writing encouraging posts, I started to feel the strength of looking in the mirror and thinking positive thoughts. Every time I got an email or message from someone who was struggling, and I could help through my blog, I felt purposeful and grounded in my small part of the world. So readers helped me and many said I helped them.
These days I am still working towards a better life while dealing with illness and writing. I write about what is on my mind, being a woman, and think about how I can help people live a happier more fulfilling day to day life. The things I have learned (and am still learning) end up on these pages in the form of articles and blog posts.
My website (and blog) is a series of articles, devotions, research, and musings. You can go to Featured for the most popular posts or scroll down for a breakdown by subject.
As always, most of what I write is a letter to myself or someone I know who asked a question that prompted thought. Some of what I write is a commentary on getting past the political landscape and finding truth. For my own encouragement, I am a daily reader of my own blog.
Some of my focus has changed, but I am still writing about home, relationships, overcoming, and purpose. I am focused on a positive approach to each day and looking at life with expectation and hope.
You will also find scripture and multiple references to prayer which I consider vital to mental health. A world without God is not a world I can live in. Recently, I have included a small section on the political climate as well.
Over seven years ago, I remarried my husband of 26 years after five years divorced and it feels like we have rediscovered one another. We have created a better life together. Coming up on 40 years of caring about and encouraging one another, we have found an amazing synergy.
With renewed commitment, we appreciate each other with grace and understanding, and are learning all over again what makes a great marriage. It is a miracle to me that it happened and that is continuing to be such a beautiful thing. With our daughter grown now with children of her own, we find ourselves a healthy productive family, my greatest mission and joy.
I have had many jobs as the wife of a constantly moving Air Force pilot and officer, but continued to write and try to help people get through life. If you were to look at my resume, you would find I volunteered and held jobs mainly in Music Ministry as a vocalist, team member, and worship leader. I also worked in Youth Ministry, as an Art Teacher, Librarian, and Cheerleading Coach. For a few years, I held several jobs as an Optical-Tech and receptionist. One of my favorite jobs was in a bookstore, but moving almost 30 times in my life made me versatile and flexible.
I usually ended up tutoring, editing for friends, or working as a vocalist somewhere too, but always writing. As for my current profession, I’m a fulltime writer and blogger who enjoys this forum where I can expound on love, life, and things I find funny or interesting.
For readers: To add to the joys of reading and writing, please feel free to comment after reading posts.
At the same time, please refrain from unkind, off color, or other undesirable behavior when interacting with this blog. Exhortation only. I am a Christian who believes in the equality of all humankind, and also believe we have an obligation to care for animals, our elderly generation, and to protect children and the innocent.
Also, I sincerely appreciate when you share, pin, post, or tweet something I write. It helps spread the love!
My aim at barefoot inspiration is to encourage you, but also myself with each writing effort. Hope and renewal are precious commodities, so let’s gather in the good stuff and keep improving lives.
Thanks for stopping in.
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For those fighting depression or destruction, this post is invaluable, Fight For Your Life.