The Gift called You

The Gift called You

Have you ever wondered why it seems like you can make time for everyone and everything else but yourself? Do you find yourself setting time aside just for you and somehow something or someone always gets in the way of that? I know I have. I imagine we are very similar in the aspect of meaning to take out time out for ourselves but somehow, it’s always a failed attempt. I must admit that had become a common routine that I practiced as well, that is until I realized that I had a gift called “me” that needed to be cherished. This week’s inspiration is about embracing who you are, where you are in life, and also recognizing the gift that you are. “Miracle, no one can treat you how you can treat yourself”, these words have been inspiration and motivation for me throughout my life. Today I share with you these valuable words that were once shared with me.  Most of the time we spend our lives knowing what we should do and how we should do it but neglect that very thing. Why is it? Could it be that our own personal value and worth is often diminished by outside factors? Could it be that no-matter how we look, where we live, or the salary we earn, we still don’t think that we are good enough? Allow me to to debunk the truth behind who you really are…You were called and destined by a God that created the entire universe with His very words. When you were created “He, the Creator” said, “It is good” or “You...
All My Single Ladies

All My Single Ladies

Ladies!!!! It brings me great honor and joy to post my first writing concerning the personal lessons that I’ve learned concerning love. In my upcoming book “When God Vetoes Your Plan” I have dedicated an entire chapter on discovering “Self” and the importance and gift of “You”. In my personal journey of understanding “me”, I realized what “he” could not be for me. You know who “he” is. The one you try to make the one, create into being the one, and at some point convince yourself that “he” is the one. I know! I’ve been there, done that. However, God took me on a journey of “self discovery” which in turn gave me a clear and consistent understanding of my personal worth and value as a single woman. In this week’s inspiration I want to give you some tools that will bring fulfillment to your life in a way that reaches deep within! Are you ready for this!!!! Here We Go!!! Principle #1 – Make sure you have prepared yourself as the one, before making yourself available for the “one” You see, what I’ve learned in this subject matter of love is that often times we try to create a relationship that can fill the void that was only meant to be filled by self contentment. We spend majority of our time critiquing the man that we’ve allowed in our lives when we don’t measure “ourselves” at the same standard. Can we be real “on today”!! Huhhhh (Niecy Nash v.) We want the man to make 6 figures, own a home, no children, and drive a luxury car,...
Shift Gears

Shift Gears

I remember just like it was yesterday.  I walked over to my new vehicle that I had been given, “orchid” and there it was. The clutch. My immediate thought was, “No way, there is no way I will ever learn to drive standard “stick”. I hopped in the driver’s seat and my Bro who blessed me with the vehicle, hopped in on the passenger side. I told him, “I don’t think I can do this, I’ve never driven standard before”. His response was, “Oh you will be okay, I will teach you right now”. Needless to say it was an adventure, indeed. I stalled at every red light and stop sign. I can’t quite capture with words the embarassment that I experienced, but I knew for sure that I would not be able to learn all that I needed to leard in ” 1 day”. A few days later I received lessons from my lovely Canadian mom, Sis.Anita. She took me to an open parking lot and within an hour I did not master the ability to drive standard but I did gain confidence to hit the road, expecting a few stalls here and there. It didn’t take long before I began driving like I was apart of Nascar. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’m in control of the vehicle or if it’s the sound that the car makes when you shift gears and press the gas, but I sure love it. There is something about being apart of every step of what you are doing and where you are headed. In this experience, I realized...
Seasons Do Change

Seasons Do Change

Have you ever found yourself extremely upset, bothered,  or just all-together frustrated concerning a season in your life ? I know that I have. I remember thinking to myself that some things would never change. I remember thinking that I would always carry certain feelings or weights. However, one day I woke up and realized things were no longer the same, my feelings were no longer the same, and neither was the current season of my life. I tried to remember when the change happened, when my feelings changed, when the weight no longer existed but I was unable to figure it out. You see, in this life we often take on a measure of worry, doubt and fear only to find out that most of the things we were worried about no longer exist. I recently made a major step towards humility and forgiveness towards my father. I didn’t realize that the barriers between our relationship and the lack of interest to establish a relationship with him, was based on years of disappointment. I was raised by my amazing grandmother and all who know her, would say that there is certainly no one like her. She made sure that I literally had any and everything that I could imagine, enrolled me in private school throughout my entire educational career including Geneva College, and sacrificed everything for me. As it is, I am the only grandchild and in being exposed to unconditional love from her, I never felt like I missed out, not having my father around. I’m sure this sounds familiar to some of you as well. In my life there...