Great Motivational Speaker
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Great Motivational Speaker
Share some great speech and tips to be a great motivational speaker
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Future Great Motivational Speaker Chantal, See you soon!

Future Great Motivational Speaker Chantal, See you soon! | Great Motivational Speaker |

Hi, my name is Chantal Sim who is majoring in Global Communication&Culture at the Linton Global College in Korea.


The reason why I made this page to share some tips and speech that I think great is because I want to become a great motivational speaker!

I hope all of my visitor can find interesting on my page, and bless you! 


If you have any questions, please leave comments below :)

Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2013 7:37 PM
HI Chantal. Nice intro 'scoop'. I suggest clicking the "star' button so that this stays at the top left so that all visitors see it. Occasionally, I will take off my 'star' if I want other great content to get the focus for a day or two.
Chantal Sim's comment, May 14, 2013 11:38 AM
Thank you professor, I actually put my intro at the top right because I wanted to share the story about Jessica Cox. Always thank you so much for hard working for us!
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Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul | Video on

"In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a severe depression. Only music was able to lift her out again -- showing her that her goal needn’t be to play lofty concert halls, but instead to bring the wonder of the instrument to as many people as possible.

Ji-Hae Park spreads the joy of classical to music to those who might not otherwise hear it -- and in the process shows that you can rock out on the violin."


Why you should listen to her:


Ji-Hae Park was on the fast track to violin stardom when she ... paused. Why was it simply her goal to be the best violin player in the world? Was there more to music than that? And thus she began to think differently about how to "play" her life. Now -- along with playing prestigious concert halls, winning prizes and making a new album for Decca called Baroque in Rock -- she makes time to play in hospitals, churches, prisons, anywhere she feels she can reach people with music. Her friendly, entertaining rearrangements of classical music invite new listeners in.

She was named The Respected Korean 2010  for her leadership and influence on the national development. She is playing on the Petrus Guarnerius 1735, Venedig on loan from the German Foundation (Deutsche-Stiftung- Musikleben) since 2003.


"Watching the radiant violin prodigy, one would never guess that at one time she had battled depression and found solace in her music. "

Korean Jo

Chantal Sim's insight:

She said, "Now, I use my music to reach people's hearts and have found there are no boundaries. My audience is anyone who is here to listen, even those who are not familiar with classical music. I not only play at the prestigious classical concert halls like Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, but also hospitals, churches, prisons, and restricted facilities for leprosy patients, just to mention a few."

When I first listen to her TEDtalk, she encouraged me so much not only by her violin performance but also by her speech. Even though she has some accent, she communicated with her musical talent by playing violin. 


I know speaker has to communicate with audience but will be great to communicate within heart. If your speech can move others' heart, your speech is successful.

Mason An's comment, June 3, 2013 10:52 AM
Chantal Sim's comment, June 4, 2013 6:48 AM
Yes, really:)
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Sherry Turkle, "Connected, but Alone? | Video on

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.



사람들이 기술에 대해서 더 많은 것을 기대하면서, 사람들 서로에게는 소흘하죠? 쉐리 터클은 정보기기들과 온라인 서비스들이 인간의 관계와 소통을 어떻게 재정의하고 있는지 연구합니다. -- 그리고 그녀는 우리에게 사람들이 가지고 싶어하는 새로운 관계의 종류가 무엇인지 깊게 생각해보기를 바랍니다.

Chantal Sim's insight:

As my topic is Great Motivational Speaker, it is helpful to start with watching many great speech made by famous and professional people in the world. So I wanted to share this video from Sherry Turkle. And I like the way she begins with personal experience right before she made this speech about the lovely cheering text from her daughter. Because when you are making speech, you have to be sure that your audience are paying attention to you! I am sure you can catch her using some persuation techniques to gain attention from listeners. Enjoy for influencial speech! 

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Deepak Chopra wants to ask you, "Are you happy?"

Deepak Chopra wants to ask you, "Are you happy?" | Great Motivational Speaker |

Deepak Chopra is an American physician who had been introduced 8 times in Oprah Winfrey Show.


In this video, he talks about happiness because every success in our lives related with how we feel. According to his speech, very effective people in the world know how to manifest that dream because they are not too serious, but joyful, creative, and have joy to make people happy.


Chantal Sim's insight:

This program was one of my favorite shows in Korea called, Kim mi-kyung Show. He was the last guest speaker, honestly before this show, I didn't know about him but this speech fully impressed me. II also agree that he said if we think so much about out dreams, we often stressed out and stuck in our dreams with seriousness so we sometimes have to let it go. Let it go, sounds easy but the truth is actually it is not easy at all. I think that would be my mission to let it go in my life to step forward. 

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Storytelling Makes Us Better in Life and in Business by Kelly Swanson

Storytelling Makes Us Better in Life and in Business by Kelly Swanson | Great Motivational Speaker |
I put myself in the category of a motivational speaker, but I consider myself nothing more than a storyteller. And I don't think anything more is needed. Because if you have the ability to tell a powerful value-filled story, then it will ...


What a wonderful inspirational read for today, the day of Thanksgiving. If you want a jolt of heartfulness about stories in business, then this short article is for you.


Behind all the story and marketing, sales, biz growth activities lies the heart. Storytelling -- whether in business or on the stage -- is heart work because that is ultimately where stories touch us. At least for me it is.


I believe most of us doing this work with business storytelling come from this heart place because we know that sharing stories brings out the best in people. Because that is what we want more of. And that is what this article is really all about.


And I love at the end that the author Kelly Swanson says her post contains a lot of information and not story, and promises to do better. Doesn't this happen to all of us?! So thanks Kelly for the refreshing admission. We are right there with you :)


Enjoy this lovely piece, and thanks Kelly!


Link to original article: ;


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at ;

Via Dr. Karen Dietz, Dona Chakraborty
Chantal Sim's insight:

I like Kelly's blog because she shares many effective tips to be a motivational speaker. To be a great storyteller, I think I have to be more careful about daily life to be better and 'storious'. I actually made the word, 'storious' by myself to expressing the idea of make something possibly great to talk about.  Be storious!

Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, June 4, 2013 7:26 PM
Love the new word Chantal! Yes, being more 'storious' keeps us all improving our storytelling :)
Chantal Sim's comment, June 6, 2013 11:57 AM
Thank you, Mrs.Dietz! You encourage me all the time :D
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The Sole to Persevere

Born without arms, Jessica Cox has learned to overcome obstacles on a daily basis. Jessica is an international keynote and motivational speaker. She is the world's first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association.
Via PianoCrumbs
Chantal Sim's insight:

When I first heard about Jessica Cox, she reminds me Nick Vujicic. I love his story. Can you imagine your life without your arms? I personally cannot imagine how difficult my life will be! However, Jessica overcame all the difficulties and become a fabulous woman who definitely encourages you and me! She is amazing.

If you want to learn more about her, this is her facebook address. <>;


Chantal Sim's comment, April 18, 2013 11:45 AM
Mason An : Yeap, this is really amazing!
Chantal Sim's comment, April 18, 2013 11:46 AM
Asel Baidyldaeva : Thank you for comment, Asel :) I know she's really good!
Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2013 7:39 PM
Wow wow wow wow wow. Thanks for sharing!
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Never give up - No Arms, No Legs No Worries - Nick Vujicic

Nicholas James Vujicic, (born on 4 December 1982) is an Australian preacher and motivational speaker born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally, as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen, started his own non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life (Wikipedia). From
Chantal Sim's insight:
Every time I am watching some video clips about Nick, always inspire me so much. I appreciate him! There are more videos about him in YouTube too! For the full video, you can go to You won't waste your time! Highly Recommended!!!
Alice Jeong's comment, May 2, 2013 5:33 PM
I like him, his smile and postive attitude! I bought his book! haha
Chantal Sim's comment, May 2, 2013 11:01 PM
Really, you bought his book? I also bought that book too!! :)
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3 Ways to Avoid Preaching when you Speak!

3 Ways to Avoid Preaching when you Speak! | Great Motivational Speaker |

Most audiences do not want to be preached to outside of the church. However, it is sometimes easy to fall into preaching especially when you are very passionate about your message. Below are three guidelines you can follow to prevent destroying your speech due to preaching.


What a great article with really god tips! Beginnings and endings when telling stories always trip up my clients who I coach in storytelling.


The biggest concern people have is how to tell a personal story without sounding arrogant.


This article tackles both issues! Follow these tips for improved skills and greater confidence in your storytelling. 

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
Chantal Sim's insight:

It is really good, because we sometimes become like a preacher when we speak to the people. I personally do not like people who treat me as just like young student who really need some advices from them to be mature. Everyone will feel similar when speaker pretend us as students who really need educated.


So I should be aware of myself and be careful when I talk to my friends to not treat them as my students! I do really need to care about these 3 tips! 

Ken Morrison's comment, April 27, 2013 7:33 AM
I really like this blogger. He shares some great points!
Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, April 27, 2013 2:35 PM
Chantal, you make some really great points that help frame the article and show its importance. Many thanks for your insights!
Chantal Sim's comment, April 30, 2013 6:21 AM
Thank you, Professor Morrison, and Mrs.Dietz. I feel so honorable to have both of your comments!
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Motivation | How To Be A Motivational Speaker?

Motivation | How To Be A Motivational Speaker? | Great Motivational Speaker |

How do you become a motivational speaker?

By Deanna Maio,Business Development Strategist & Speaker


There is nothing like seeing people’s lives changed because of a speech you give.

But how do you become a speaker? That’s the hard part. No matter how much you want to make a difference with others,you have to take the right steps.

If you do it wrong, you will soon be back at the old nine to five.

Here are five tips to make it happen:

Chantal Sim's insight:

Deanna Maio,Business Development Strategist & Speaker, gives us 5 tips to become a speaker. I like the way she explains, but because her job is little more focused on the business field, the messages , I think, are more about the marketing speech. However, it will be good to be aware of these 5 tips!

Chantal Sim's comment, April 30, 2013 6:23 AM
It is totally fine with me Professor Morrison, but I will appreciate if you can fix into one 'l.' :)
Chantal Sim's comment, April 30, 2013 6:23 AM
It is totally fine with me Professor Morrison, but I will appreciate if you can fix into one 'l.' :)
Chantal Sim's comment, April 30, 2013 6:23 AM
Thank you Mason for your comment!
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Do you want people to respect you while you are making a speech? Be a great listener!

Do you want people to respect you while you are making a speech? Be a great listener! | Great Motivational Speaker |

This video about Korea Lee (Seon-ok Lee) who tried to play violin at the Das Supertalent show in 2010. However, this video clip just got issue these days due to not only for bad manner of audience, but also for her talented musical ability.


At the end of this video, one of the judges, Dieter Bohlen apologized her for audiences’ and his disrespects.


See what happens!


Chantal Sim's insight:

I do not want to blame people in that video clip. But in my personal opinion, if you want to become a great speaker, as you know that you have to respect your audience, you also have to respect the other people who are stand up in front of all of us to share his or her own story.


We are all possible speakers and listeners! Be a good listener, it will make you a lot easier to become a great motivational speaker. 


ps: Sorry, it does not provide you the English subtitle, but I am sure you will get what was going on this video even  cannot understand what they are talking about exactly.

Min Kim's comment, April 25, 2013 5:04 PM
Such an awesome insight. I feel like I don't even need to read the article. hahaha
Chantal Sim's comment, April 25, 2013 11:32 PM
Thanks Min, miss you so much!
Chantal Sim's comment, April 30, 2013 12:59 PM
Thanks Mason!
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Do you know why I chose to name my as Great Motivational Speaker?

The reason why I chose to do my about ‘Great Motivational Speaker’ was that I wanted to learn and listen to some speeches from world renowned speaker regardless of their professional fields. And as I want to become a motivational speaker, I thought it would be great to focus on the motivational speeches.


However, I kind of feel little shame due to I did not scoop a lot. I have bad habit that if I know or feel somebody periodically watches me, it made me nervous. I felt this burdened me little through this semester. But helps me to have good feeling to have my own personal page that I can manage.


Anyway, I scooped whenever I can, but to be honest, I scooped whenever I have something that I want to scoop. And when I got first comment from Mrs. Karen Dietz, no joke, I was so happy. Also when I got messages said someone who I did not know before chose to follow my topic, I felt mysterious. I mean it is hard to tell. Fantastic, I got 56 for my fist score! It was great.


One of my Scoops, there are slides about tips for how to become a better speaker. From that slides, I recognized that there are 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety according to American National Institute of Mental Health. So I felt more comfortable with that fact which tells me there are people like me. I feel more ease by knowing everyone gets nervous. I was completely natural as other people do. It is basic but I want to share because I know we sometimes discouraged by surroundings or ourselves when we have presentation or time to speak. So I want to say to myself and all of my friends to keep our courage up to stand in front of people.


Through this experience, I learned how to managing uncountable information on the internet, and find sources that I want to put in my page. I was more careful to watch those internet sources. And learn how to being selective, I had to check where the resource from, and had to evaluate by whether it is trustworthy or not.  


Also for the tips for students who want to start, I want to say that do steady and persistent effort for your topic. There are 4 basic tips: tag everything, comment back to people who left comments on your page, and comment to the scoop that you like means show your appreciation to other curators, and put your own insight on every scoops, and follow others’ scoop that you want to follow to make community.


But in my opinion, make sure you do not re-scoop several times a day and do nothing on the rest of your days. Do not rush to get score, take it step by step. When you can just be yourself on your own topic, will notice you that you are doing what you supposed to do. I think that is how I got 68 so far, but one thing that I did little different was that I did not re-scoop a lot. I made my scoops as many as I can to share my own information that I have got. 


Chantal Sim's insight:

Don't worry, everyone gets nervous. It is completely natural. So Speak up!

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What is your best speech you ever heard?

What is your best speech you ever heard? | Great Motivational Speaker |

Although there are so many great speeches, the speeches that impressed and challenge you to think again were few.


So if I ask you to tell me your best speech you ever heard, what do you want to share?

It is okay whether it is based on your own experience or on the internet like YouTube. It will be awesome if you can find on YouTube and give us address to watch :) 


Feel free to share! We are all teachers according to Chris Anderson's TEDtalk!


Also if you can, please share why you think it is great too.


I will appreciate all of your comments!

Chantal Sim's comment, May 28, 2013 11:09 PM
Thank you Professor Morrison, I will see both of your suggestions. Appreciate a lot!
Asel Baidyldaeva's comment, May 31, 2013 5:51 AM
Hello, Chantal. you raised very interesting food for thought. I actually cannot say that I have particular favorite speech, but I would like to share the speech of Megan Kamerick is a senior reporter at New Mexico Business Weekly. She has sixteen years reporting experience -- having written for the San Antonio Business Journal and New Orleans CityBusiness -- and has been recognized by the Association of Area Business Publications for an editorial on civil liberties. From 2009 to 2011, Kamerick was president of the Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS), an organization dedicated to advancing and the careers of women in journalism and to a balanced representation of women in media. The speech she gave at TED amde me think over my vision of the world. She presented real facts of underestimation of women power in Media Age. She inspired me to investigate journalism, arguementing that the media coverage can be more objective if more women participate. She said that an event seen from one point of view gives one impression; seen from another point of view, it gives quite a different impression. But it's only when you get the whole picture you can fully understand what's going on. I liked her point of view. And for me, this is one of the speeches that motivate me to self-develop, and become great journalists as she inspires women to be.
Chantal Sim's comment, June 1, 2013 2:29 AM
Thank you Asel, I hope you can be a great journalist, and your country to have freedom of speech too!
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How To Create Presentation Slides That Are Out Of This World

Want to spice up your next corporate presentation? Take it from us, Make your next presentation Out Of This World! Download this Presentation for a Tweet here:

Via Baiba Svenca, Dr. Karen Dietz
Chantal Sim's insight:

As I always trying to make my presentation more remarkable than before, I think it is good tips for me and us. These are really nice to learn for your future presentation especially for those of who have presentation for this semester.


So if you are interested in making your presentation look fancy and effective, it will be worthy to see all the slides!

Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 10:28 PM
You are most welcome Jasmin!
Chantal Sim's comment, May 20, 2013 1:20 PM
These are so valuable! Thank you for sharing this, appreciate so much that I can!
Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, May 20, 2013 9:09 PM
You are welcome Chantal and hope it helps your curation!
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Motivational Speaker on How to Get Even MORE really creative Ideas!

Motivational Speaker on How to Get Even MORE really creative Ideas! | Great Motivational Speaker |
Motivational speaker Linda Larsen shares another way to find creative solutions to your problems and stand out from your competition


Exactly what kinds of activities are we talking about?

Do things you wouldn't normally do and do them frequently, like:

Drive to work a different wayEat or write with your non-dominant hand a few minutes each dayWear clothes you wouldn't normally wearRead a magazine that wouldn't usually appeal to youLearn to jugglePractice a musical instrumentTry a new sportDon't like hats? Wear oneDon't like to dance? Do it anywayWalk backwards a few minutes a day (one of my personal faves)
Chantal Sim's insight:

Last month, I was so impressed by Professor Jun because instead of using comfortable right hand for computer mouse, she was using left hand to activate her right side of brain. I never thought about that. That night, I had to watch the American drama for my assignment, so I bought popcorn just for myself to feel better. Since it was for assignment, I had to write something but I realized my fingers were mess with butters and some seasonings, I washed my hand and wrote. Again, I wanted to eat some popcorn...So I came up with creative idea to using chopsticks with my left hand. Ha-ha, I ate popcorn with left hand by using chopsticks, and wrote to fill some questions with my right hand. It was fun experience, and I figured it was a creative thing to help my thinking process too.

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Find the Power in Your Pen - Motivational Speakers Review

Find the Power in Your Pen - Motivational Speakers Review | Great Motivational Speaker |
There's power in the pen: If you think it, ink it. If you bite it, write it. This advice endures for a reason – it works and I know that first-hand. The power and energy of taking pen to paper is undeniable.
Chantal Sim's insight:

Alice Jung, who is my college friend, likes to write eveything especially for the things that she wants to happen or become. She told me there is a power of writing! I am glad to find some blog about power of pen like she said last year. And I think it is becaue once we write something, we remind ourselves to be more aware and give us to think more!

Alice Jeong's comment, May 14, 2013 7:40 PM
I believe the power of writing.
Chantal Sim's comment, May 15, 2013 12:20 AM
I am sure that you believe
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How to Become a Better Speaker

Does the fear of public speaking keep you up all night? Well, you don't need to suffer any longer. 

This presentation will give you the confidence and tips you need to become a better speaker and transform yourself in a 'Steve Jobs' style master. 

I've collected all the tips and tricks I've picked up on my speaking travels and also from watching my clients speak at conferences. 

If you like this presentation please give it a tweet, like or share. Thank you.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Chantal Sim's insight:

There are 54 slides for tips to become a better speaker. I think it is vert interesting and helpful so enjoy yourself to improve by watching this presentation! :)

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Introducing Google Nose_See how they look serious about this issue!

We're excited to announce our newest addition to Search: Google Nose. What do wet dogs smell like? Google Nose! How about victory? Google Nose! Try searching on Google for "wet dog" and explore other smells that people sniffed for, or visit to learn more. Happy smelling!

Chantal Sim's insight:

I know you could ask me that how this video is related to the Speech skill. 

But when I was woking on another project for the other subject, I found this video about Google Nose! Even though I knew they are lying, it was so interesting to watch because they look very serious and professional about Google Nose, and seem like they really find this new sensational technology!!


And I think it was very important that you and I need to have as a speaker, because you and I will have to make some speech about what we are not that familiar with or the topic about something which might not by my choice.


However, great speaker has to get credibility from the audience by showing professionalism. So, be confidence about you and your speech!   

Chantal Sim's comment, April 30, 2013 12:59 PM
Thank you Samin!
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Sheryl Sandberg's TEDtalk, "Why we have too few women leaders"

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

Via Kimberly Togman
Chantal Sim's insight:

  My professor wanted me to watch this TEDtalk made by Sheryl Sandberg. She is obviously one of the greatest and most influential women in the Silicon Valley.


  By watching her speech, I thought it will be valuable to share in my page. And She is giving us three things to challenge you and me:


1. Sit at the table  

2. Make your partner, Real partner

3. Don’t leave before you leave


  However, I guarantee you that this speech will give you something to think about yourself not only for the women but also for the men too.

So I hope you can find some interesting parts through watching Sheryl Sandber’s TEDtalk!

Kimberly Togman's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:33 PM

I read Lean In.  In fact, I liked it.  A lot.  I only took issue with the fact that Ms. Sandberg never acknowledged that not all of us have Larry Summers, Mark Zuckerberg and Oprah on our speed dials.  


Ms. Sandberg is that rare combination of brilliant, wise, hard working and extremely lucky.    Again, I agree with most of her points, I just would have liked the book to explore a little more what life is like for those whose lives are not the coalescence of so much that is outstanding like hers.


This TED talk from 2010 explores three of the main points she discusses in  Lean In: 


1. Sit at the table

2. Make your partner a real partner

3. Don't leave before you leave


Read the book if you want to go deeper and learn about some of the research that supports her points (and the endnotes are a terrific addition). If you just want the general thrust, this near 20-minute talk will do just fine.

SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, May 4, 2013 3:20 AM
Hello I saw you in NMT class and I learned many things from Sherly. She is so successful in her business. cool~
Chantal Sim's comment, May 7, 2013 1:45 PM
thank you, Stella
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Motivational Speaker Points Out That It’s Not The Easy Life That Makes Us Strong

Motivational Speaker Points Out That It’s Not The Easy Life That Makes Us Strong | Great Motivational Speaker |

I really didn’t want to have five miscarriages. It was a very dark time in my life. I wanted a baby more than anything. Eventually I got one. But as for the others – well – I didn’t. I will not say I’m thankful for those tears. I will not say I’m grateful that I suffered loss. I will say that it was during that time I grew the closest to my God. And He carried me through it. And I treasure that time I had with Him. For that, I am thankful....

Chantal Sim's insight:

She is talking about some difficulties from her life that she had to went through. But when she thought about her life back, she took those hard times for granted because it helped her to be stronger than before and gave her valuable stories to share!


If you have or are going through hard times in your life, don't be discouraged. This will help you in the future tremendously!!! Cheep up all of you! :)

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