I think people’s biggest misconception of me is that everything in my life is perfect. That has to be the furthest thing from the truth. I try not to go the extra mile of proving things, but being misunderstood is difficult. I don’t pretend that everything is perfect I just choose not to share the negative. I don’t care to put that energy out into the world. Life is all about choices. I choose to make the best of the present and avoid dwelling on the negative or things I lack the ability to change. I thoroughly enjoy helping others. I consider what others are taking from what I give before I consider what there is for me to gain simply by helping them. You don’t do good karmic work to receive things in return. You do good karmic because its on and in your heart to see others happy. I wasn’t always as selfless as I am. It’s just life has taught me lessons. Living life selfishly always comes with repercussions. I have this idea that no matter how much it hurts, how impossible it may seem, or how lost one may feel we must learn to consider the positive. There is a silver lining in every situation. As I stepped out Friday night to celebrate a few milestones I spent that time with one of my good friends talking about the future. It was less about what we had accomplished, and more so about what we had been through and how we can help each other. I love the feeling of knowing certain successes have been reached, but my soul is eager for more. I love the feeling of knowing that you have someone close to you who believes in you just as much as you believe in yourself. When you tap into your purpose in life you realize you no longer have competitors you have people who inspire you. Growth helps you drop that competitive mindset/spirit. You begin to make connections with others (especially women) that help you grow. I was having a quarter life crises just two days earlier and my friend was there to pick me up. Often times we don’t see other peoples struggles.
We tend to overlook how they may be feeling or what could potentially be causing them pain. It’s common to judge a book by its cover. I am very grateful to have a friend to tell me that I am crazy to feel the way I feel, but yet she understands the source of my feelings. I am blessed to know that I have friends who can celebrate my accomplishments with me and feel a genuine sense of happiness. (Vice Versa) I’ve been telling myself that I want to take more time away from my blog to just work and live. It’s in the moments when I am living that I create memories that are forever embedded in my heart and mind. I say all of this to say, choose what you magnify and put out into the universe. What you give is what you get back so make it count. Choose what energy you put out into the world or what thoughts you let consume you. You’ll miss out on life’s greatest moments and God’s greatest blessings wallowing in negativity. I could have let the negative thoughts from earlier in the week hold me down, but then I would have missed the moments to celebrate my blessings. When your spirit is genuine you draw in genuine people. People appreciate a good gesture or a smile, it really goes a long way. It pays to think less of yourself and more of others. I’ve been learning this so much more since I’ve become apart of the #BlackGirlsWhoBlog Community. We are women all across the world who identify with each other simply by the color of our skin, common interest/goals, and the fact that we want to see each other shine. Stop and smell the roses. What’s for you is always for you. What’s for someone else is for someone else, so celebrate them while trusting that your time is coming. Be humble, spread love and positivity. May your present day and every day going forward be filled with productivity, success, positivity and tremendous amounts of love.
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.