I always enjoy the process of things. First there’s an empty lot. Then a foundation is sooner built to substain future building. More and more you see that vision become a reality. All that effort being reciprocated. Where there once was an empty lot there is now a flourishing business. The journey makes the destination even more sweeter.
The purpose of our lives… the deepest place where we find meaning and satisfaction… transcends any relationship, job or circumstance.
Advice, something I have always given but haven’t had the regularity of receiving. I guess people tend to associate a person who is always giving advice and encouragement as a person who doesn’t exactly need it. I think they need it the most.
A heart that feel for others more than itself, is a heart that sometimes needs to be rejuvenated. I’m still human and sometimes I need to be reminded that they are still people who feel the same way I do and love the same I way do.
Today I was reminded.
Listening to your audio, your voice spoke nothing but happiness and joy. In life, they are rare moments that we get to experience. Being able to see you happy and to feel that happiness in the way you speak about everything, brings me joy and connects to something deep within.
To know that all those brave actions and decisions mounted into something quite unfathomable and fulfilling just proves there is a God and he has seen your struggle, your commitment and he is here to let you know that now is your time to shine.
Right or Wrong. Good or bad.
I’ve recently been caught in a web and frankly I’m getting tired of fighting to break free. My first thought is to do what is right; That would be, call it what it is and get over it. My second thought; Forget everyone’s opinions on what I should do, if it feels good then it must be right.
Now my idea of what is right feels clouded with everyone’s opinion of what is right. Questions then erupt: ” Am I acting off the feelings of my own or the feelings of others, Do I only feel it’s wrong because someone else has pointed out the faults in it or is it my true feelings, Is the other persons opinion even creditable, Do I really want this, If I end it will I really feel that it was my decision or a decision from the result of constant criticism, Maybe I’m in denial.”
Now I’m not one to reject a persons opinion but I can say if affects my decision making, especially if it’s coming from a family member or a close friend. I can say that at this point of my life, I’m quick to end things when I feel there’s a ulterior motive or feeling aren’t being reciprocated and respect isn’t there. But this situation is weighing on my conscience.
“Love is a state of being, it has nothing to do with anyone else.
One is not in love, one is love.”
“Fear is nothing but the absence of love. If you love well,fear will disappear. If you deeply, fear is not found.”
The thing is… You can never go wrong with giving your all to someone you love. We say to love whole-heartedly but when we start to give the definition we begin to hold things back. The fear of being vulnerable and the fear that if you give your all to this person you won’t be reciprocated.
That’s where we go wrong. Loves doesn’t expect anything in return, love just loves. In the end, if it doesn’t work out, you know that you never held anything back. You know, that they weren’t ready for the kind of love you were bringing.
When I come across images of such, my heart crumbles and I become angry at the world. So many of our young girls are subjected to feeling that they’re not enough. That they don’t fit the criteria of what is beautiful and accepted in the world.
I’ve seen our young women defile their bodies to look like the woman in the photo. It needs to stop! Once you give the world the ability to tell you how you should be and think, it won’t stop at that. The world only takes, then turns around and judges you for taking. The world tells you that your body is lacking, you get implants to be accepted and that same thing you got to be accepted, they ridicule you about.
Love who you are! Love your body, love your image, love everything about yourself. Why? Because not even the individual who you’re allowing to alter your beauty knows the first step that came in creating you. You are one of a kind ,why would you ever want to change that just to blend in with the crowd.
Realizing that these are the last days of the year 2014, I decided to bask in the beauty of the moment instead of being consumed by the demands of the world. I challenge you to do the same.