Sometimes we are humans tend to forget that we should live our lives not only living and breathing but doing so with purpose. Many times we travel through life on auto-pilot, only to go through the motions and accepting whatever cards we are dealt. Some of our realisms are faded and colorless, because we accept mediocre outcomes. Instead of appreciating and embracing people, things, or events in our lives are favorable to our lives, we accept people, things, or events that brings no value to us; those same people, things, or events that are not parallel with where we are going in life. Sometimes people, things, or events hold onto us like anchors on a ship and holds us on in one place, stagnant and unmoved.
A little over a year ago, I chose me. I opted to do some spring cleaning and throw out the negative people, things, or events that I allowed to take up residence in my life. These people and things weren’t paying rent and yet they lived inside of me and continued to depreciate the value inside of me. It took much prayer, time and effort to ignore unconstructive, tactless commentary as it hindered my self-improvement and empowerment. God is good. He reminds us that we must continually do self-inventory on ourselves, lives, and on the people and things that are in it.
While I do not have control over others actions, I have complete control over my reactions to those who do not mean me well. Those that have lied to or hurt me are forgiven but there actions will never be forgotten. Listening to my inner voice has not steered me wrong as long as it was coupled with prayer to my God for guidance. Listening to my inner voice has gifted me with many opportunities that only one could dream of. I admit that sometimes, I forget how blessed I am and in doing so, I backslide. But just like turning over a new leaf, I fall down, wipe off, and then keep it moving –resetting my point-of-view.
God has blessed me abundantly and I am abundantly blessed. One of those blessings is my beautiful angel. My life has unfolded like a rose in a garden and it has changed and transcended from a bud to a fully bloom in the Spring time. I have been given the vision to see when someone is genuine or synthetic. This knowledge comes from life experience, experiences that I will never regret and wear as metals of honor. I am thankful for the blessing, immense blessings that lay before me. For those who love and cherish me. Those that respect and adore me. Those that embrace and care for me. Those that respect me. Those that encourage and motivate me. Those that did not trespass against me. Those that love me when I did not love myself. Those that saw my beauty when I did not. Those that valued me as I valued them. Those who have helped me move from the past to the current and lovingly.
Time changes things. Life is not always about fixing something that has been broken. Some situations cannot be fixed. Sometimes things happen to strengthen people when they are weak. Strength not only displays the ability to move forward and survive the hardest times but it also proves that if you have to press the reset button, you can do so and start brand new. Whether you fall down once, twice., three times, four times, or many more, you can always get back up and do a reset, but don’t make it a habit. Make the reset button and opportunity to get back up and try again, harder and diligently.