“I mean you can get a couple of things, but things are things and I deserve to feel my heart sing.” – Jill Scott
In this life we place so much of our happiness on things. The day I realized that things are things and hold no real significant value was the day I set myself free. Real life and real experiences has been my moto this entire summer. Years prior, I always felt something was missing. I was always on a search of completion and wholeness, never really realizing I was looking for it in all the wrong places. The day I surrendered my life to God, trusting in his plan changed my entire perspective. Presently, I am still learning to be thankful for life and it’s most unexpected moments. I am learning to embrace life and all that it throws my way. I once thought that happiness equated to possessions.
“It is all determined on what we place value on/in. What you see valuable and, or worthy is what you’ll go seeking. Chase you. Discover you. Chase life and all that it has to offer. Be eager to discover the secrecies of what has yet to be undiscovered by you.” –Amber Janae
The more that you have you must be happy, right? Wrong! I grew to realize that true happiness is found in love. Living in love, loving yourself and being surrounded by love. The older I get the more I realize that nothing on earth equates to love and peace. I recently discovered this new found love for myself. I feel a sense of overwhelming joy knowing I love me more and more daily. I love my body. I love my spirit. I love everything there is to love about me, unapologetically. Can you say confidence on fleek? A place of hopelessness, I was once deeply indebted in that ugly place. Often, I was unable to identify with what it felt like to fully embrace one’s self and the life I was given. Oh, how times have changed.
“We found love in a hopeless place.” – Robyn Rihanna Fenty
I want nothing more to live the rest of my days giving and receiving love. If that’s Gods calling on my life, to receive so much love that it enables me daily to give it, I’m coo with that. I am perfectly okay with knowing that my spirit sings in the presence of those who love me deeply. I am perfectly okay with living the rest of my days smiling from the outside in, laughing from the pit of my stomach as happy tears roll down my face. I want to drown in life’s experiences. I want to revel in true companionship. I want to live life valuing true friendships. We only live once (YOLO) and if we do it right, one time is all that we’ll ever need. Here’s to living. Here’s to embracing real life and real experiences. Here’s to being thankful for all of God’s blessings. May I continue to grow spiritually, while gracefully embracing the woman I am called to be. Here’s to growing, reaching my full potential so that I am ready to meet the world that awaits me.
“Because we’re all too old to be depriving ourselves of the lives we so desperately deserve to live.” – Amber Janae
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.