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February 10, 2013

Power of positive

Online magazine hopes to inspire readers

— Former Danville resident Aya Fubara Eneli now has a platform to share her inspirational messages with a worldwide audience.

Eneli of Belton, Texas, launched the online magazine, “Xtraordinary You,” in January. Three of the contributors are from Danville, and one of the stories features a Catlin youth.

The 30-plus page magazine’s purpose is to “empower and encourage people to be extraordinary,” Eneli said in a telephone interview. “It encourages people to get beyond lives of quiet desperation.”

The articles are positive, empowering, informative, practical and under-girded by Christian values. The topics cover health, spirituality, finances, personal development, fitness, relationships and parenting.

People from all over the country contribute articles. There are three contributors from Danville in the January edition: Leslie Cunningham has a podcast, Rebecca Buford-Cunningham wrote “Realizing Your Wow Factor,” and Nicole Green wrote “We’re Worth It!” (about eating right). Leslie and Nicole will be featured every month.

The first issue has a feature about Sam Simonson of Catlin, who was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which resulted in mild cerebral palsy, loss of vision in one eye and deformities. He has undergone 26 surgeries in his 18 years.

Eneli said, “He radiates joy and impresses everyone he meets in a positive way. He’s an incredible young man.”

Daily message

Leslie Cunningham has a unique column, “Mrs. C.” — a podcast with her voice reading an inspirational message. In January’s 3-minute forum, she tells people: “You are priceless and God has a perfect plan for your life.”

When Eneli asked Cunningham to write for the magazine, she responded with a timid “yes.” She decided she wouldn’t let fear keep her from a new journey.

“A spiritual renewal has taken place in me, and a true understanding that as long as we have breath, we have life, and as long as we have life, we have purpose,” she wrote in an e-mail to friends.

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