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Motivational Mondays #07: The Story Behind the Name

Welcome to Motivational Mondays!

First things first, what is Motivational Mondays?

Just like it sounds, to motivate, to empower, and to encourage you on the first day of a fresh week. I don't know about you but Mondays can be a drag for me, so sometimes words of encouragement and positivity are helpful to start my day off right.

Motivational Monday's Topic is: The Story Behind The Name!

Before this blog even existed, I was having a conversation with my best friend about tattoos. She asked me if I would ever consider getting one because I don't have any. As I pondered on the question, I told her "if anything I would get, “Just breathe” on my forearm." Usually for me, during times of anxiety, I almost always forget to breathe. I know that I am stubborn, and I get so wrapped up in trying to fix it for myself that I forget to let go and cast all my cares over to God. I would literally give myself heart palpitations or make myself very ill. My best friend constantly has to remind me to, “Just Breathe, and it will be alright”.


Ever since I could remember, my mom has always called me, “The Golden Child.” Quite frankly, I think she called me that more than my actual name. She always tells me that I have a calling over my life and that she thanks God for giving me life. She speaks life over me as well as declaring that I am chosen by God and that I am surely blessed.

“ Lord, let your beauty be upon her life and let her be well-favored”.

-She wrote this note in a journal she gifted to me in 2014

My mom reminds me constantly to put God first and to birth out what God has planted in me. she told me that what has been planted in me should be used to magnify the goodness and glory of the Lord. My mom has always seen my potential as to where God will take me, she always encourages me to tap into my calling and be a living sacrifice because my reward will be great beyond measure.


In addition to getting “Just Breathe," I also wanted something that said the words Golden Child. So I came up with this plan, having "Just Breathe"...on one arm and the other arm, “The Golden Dream”. I later chickened out on getting tattoos but I loved the names.

So when it was time for me to name this blog, a part of it had to be Golden. I added the word "Dream” not only because of the story of the tattoo but due to the number of dreams I was having every night at that time. So it was only befitting that I named my beacon of hope, Just Breathe...A Golden Dream.

Join the conversation and drop a comment below letting me know what your thoughts are about how I came up with the name!


**I hope everyone has a safe and blessed week and I will see you all on Saturday for our Weekly Topic Saturdays**

~Just Breathe...A Golden Dream~


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Amore' Bri
Amore' Bri
Sep 29, 2020

Hey Golden Fam,

I love the story behind the name of your blog. I love the fact that it is so personal and it has a deeper meaning. When I first came across this blog the name A Golden Dream was so intriguing to me it made me click on the website to see what it was about. My first impression upon coming to the blog site before reading anything just by the name alone made me think of inspiration and have not been disappointed. This blog has been such a source of constant inspiration and encouragement to me as well.

Your friend is right. It is so easy to get wrapped up in life's drama and foolishness that you…

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