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2016: Let's Do This, Encouragement

July 11, 2016


Taking a break from social media and blogging can be so refreshing! It wasn’t something I planned to do, but after stepping away for more than a month, I have to say, I feel really inspired and it’s great to be back.

While on this surprising sabbatical, I attended a visual storytelling workshop and on the first day, I was asked “what makes your ducky quack?” Intrigued by the question, I listened very carefully to the next few sentences that were spoken:

“You have to have a reason to do what you do. It can’t be just because of the money. Money comes and goes. It can’t be because you want to be recognized. Your name may never be known. You have to have a deeper reason as to why you do what you do. What is that reason? What makes your ducky quack?”

Maybe it’s your family and wanting them to have the very best that gets you up in the morning and makes your ducky quack. Maybe it’s the people you serve and the lives you change. It can the fact that you’re a creative, a teacher, a police officer, a preacher….a stay-at-home mom or a nurse that gets you going. No matter what makes your ducky quack,  life is too short to do something that doesn’t get you excited about life.

I have to tell y’all… when you take pretty much take a month break from your phone, social media, emails, etc…when you are completely still free from all distractions…you really see what’s important, who you’re important to and what gets you going. The past month has been filled with so many emotions and even more humbling experiences, but I’m so grateful I got to unplug, reconnect and hear God’s voice. I may have went days without posting on my Facebook page, skipped blog entries and Instagram posts, but at least I can say that I listened to the voice within, did what my heart led to me to, and experienced an overwhelming peace. And y’all…that is something I MOST CERTAINLY feel good about.

What gets you excited to get up in the morning? What is it that drives you to keep going on the days where it’s easier to give up or just walk away? Figuring out what makes your ducky quack not only keeps you focused on your goals, but it pushes you to constantly be greater, to constantly challenge yourself…to constantly give your very best to the people that God allows to walk into your life. It’s not about chasing perfection…it’s all about making your “IT” happen. I’m still trying to clearly define what makes my ducky quack, but with every passing day and every moment of silence I take, comes a clearer vision and for that, I can excitedly say “Quack, Quack!”

So don’t be afraid to get quiet. Don’t be afraid to be still. You never know what will come to you in the midst of the silence. Cheers to you and cheers to making your ducky quack.


What Makes Your Ducky Quack? | Sachel Samone Photography


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