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Heather (Virginia)

I am a mother of five children, one darling daughter and four dashing sons. When I am not wrangling with their schedules, I can be found teaching my 25 piano students, substitute teaching or RUNNING! I am a ten time marathoner with 5 dreamy "Boston" races under my belt. I run for peace. I run for fun. I run to eat. Speaking of eating, I have a passion for chips and guacamole, hummus and CANDY (any kind will do). I love being inspired. Music, nature, words, strangers, friends and a loving Heavenly Father grant me inspiration daily. How grateful I am for it.

Shasta (Texas)

Howdy from the great state of Texas! I am married to my best friend and we are enjoying every day with our 3 silly children. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and not sweating the small (or dirty) stuff! I believe that life is 90% attitude and 10% what happens to you.

Shannon (Oregon)

I write from my home by the sea in Seaside Oregon. I am dedicated to improving the lives of women and children and I love to serve others. I have worked as a domestic/sexual assault crisis worker, trauma recovery specialist and in many other capacities. Currently I follow my passions by writing for BillionClicks.org, FamilyShare.com, spending time with her family, serving at church, running on the beach and being a generally all around positive person.


I grew up in the northwest and am currently settled in Utah with my husband and four sons. I love writing and especially love learning from other people's inspiring examples. I teach preschool and also work at a residential treatment center for teenage girls. I love reaching out to struggling youth. In my spare time I'm trying to teach myself how to crochet. I also enjoys reading, hiking (in perfect weather conditions), and spending time with my family.

Hilary (Utah)

I love anything coconut - especially coconut ice cream! (I felt like I should start with the most important information first!) My husband and I have been married for 21 years and have four beautiful, fun-loving daughters. My favorite thing in the whole world is to be with my family - it doesn't matter if we are working or playing - I just love being together. I am also a scrap-booker, singer, songwriter, wanna-be-cook and dessert lover. We love living in Utah.


“Firsts” are scary.

First day of school (no matter what grade you’re in).
First jump off a diving board (though I think that’s scary every time).
First date
First blog post on a new website…

This is the very first blog post for billionclicks.org.  (…and I’m having “I-hope-I-can-do-this-right” butterflies.)

And if the first post wasn’t making me nervous enough…this post begins with a question that I don’t know the answer to.

I’m not sure anyone really does.

How many thoughts do we have a day?


I have no idea.
(How does one even go about counting that?)
I have heard we have anywhere from 2,500 – 65,000 thoughts a day.
Still, how would anyone really know?

Here’s what I do know…
We. Think.

Every single person has thoughts.  No matter where you’re from, how old you are, how much money you have, what religion you are, what language you speak, whether you are short, tall, smart, skinny, funny, shy, – every single person has thoughts.  But not every person takes advantage of the power of their thoughts.  In fact, probably very few people do.

Our thoughts can help us accomplish amazing things.

“Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,

And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes

The tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills,

Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills;

He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;

Environment is but his looking glass.”


This blog is meant to inspire, motivate, lift, strengthen.  We hope every time you visit, you will find a word, a sentence, a paragraph, a phrase that helps you live your potential.

Because you can.

…and we believe it all begins

with a single thought.