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February 10, 2013

Power of positive

Online magazine hopes to inspire readers

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About a year ago, Cunningham started sending short inspirational voice memos on her iPhone to her granddaughter. The granddaughter said, “That is so inspiring; you have to send it to my mom.”

She did, and then her daughter’s co-worker heard one of the messages and asked if she could listen every day.

“That’s how it grew,” Cunningham said. She now sends inspirational messages daily to about 20 people, including some in Lexington, Ky., and Chicago.

“You wouldn’t believe the response,” she said. “People say, “I can’t get through my day without your message.”

Cunningham is satisfied with the podcast in the magazine, and, she said, “I have learned no matter how old you are that God still has work for you to do.”

She’s an encourager, she said, and needs to use every opportunity to share positive thoughts with others, and tell them how God works in their lives.

Gifted children

While launching a magazine is hard enough, Eneli also runs a household, along with her husband, Ken.

“My energy comes from my passion for what I do,” she said. “After experiencing the loss of four children through miscarriage, I find parenting a privilege and an honor, and I love having the opportunity to positively impact others.

“Besides,” she said, “my parents are wired the same way. They are both retired and don’t need to work, but they still work 16-18 hour days and they are 68 and 75 years old.”

Two of the Enelis’ five children are making a difference in the world already.

Kosi, 9, has just written a book, “How to Set & Achieve Goals for Kids.”

She’s always been a writer, Eneli said, and has written close to 30 short stories. The girl, however, hasn’t had time to edit them and get them illustrated.

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