I was so busy today, I almost forgot what day it was..September 11th…a day not easily forgotten…. leading up to today, it was lingering in my mind.. the memory of September 11th… memories so vivid, my heart still aches, tears still fill my eyes. .. we must never forget.
Summer is over… yes, I know, it officially ended in September. September 22nd to be exact. For students, specifically adult students, the Fall semester also began in September. However, what makes October significant is the dreaded midterms, well it is dreaded for me. Followed by what I call, the midterm haze (I’ll tell you about that another time )…but let me go back just a little…
Each day as they grow, we, as parents are faced with various decisions, some big, others small. Throughout my son’s years of taking the bus to and from school, he seldom had to do so without one of his sisters and or cousins. A few weeks ago, upon realizing that he now had to take the bus daily by himself in the mornings caused some adjustments for him. I remember him asking me to take him to school. After ensuring there were no other issues ( on the bus or at school) and realizing he was just having a little difficulty adjusting, I told him no. Tears filled both our eyes.
As I look at this picture, I think of the chair, how almost raggedy, unbecoming and out of place it looks, compared to me and my attire. My smile is radiant, I am sitting upright; confident, my hair is well done, my dress hugs me well and shimmers for the season and my shoes and accessories compliment. I think to myself, why didn’t I find a better chair to sit in?
As we approach the new year, I encourage women as I have my daughters and will continue to teach them: To love yourself more. To let go of any man who clearly shows that he will never be who you need, want and deserve. You are smart and beautiful. Be at peace in the place you are in. Often times we seek to find something or someone, outside of where we should never have ventured. Love does not always love you back. That does not mean however, that you should settle because you are in love for the sake of love. The love that reflects yours often is right there in your reach, ready and willing to reciprocate. You’ve just been too busy reaching for the wrong one.
I shared this late last year on social media (December 15, 2017). I think it is always relevant.
RECOGNIZE THE DANGLING CARROTS IN OUR LIVES AND THE PERSON HOLDING THE OTHER END OF THE STICK.
The devastating yet defining moment of clarity when the rabbit realizes that the dangling carrot was never meant to be grasped. ..
Currently in one of my stand still moments and God is reminding me of how much I’ve accomplished, how many things I’ve ticked off the list of things to do…. and that it’s time for me to just be in His presence.
Have you ever had a time in life where you felt you were not moving at the speed you intended?…..Remember, in your stand still moments God is remolding you. He is removing all the worn out edges and replacing them with new… He is refilling your fuel, that you have so willingly given out. He is forcing you to take time to seek Him, to spend time with Him away from all your busyness.
If I could speak to the younger me, I would tell her to make sure every choice she makes is one that she wants to make, one that makes her happy. To consider others but not to the point where all the choices she makes in life are wrapped up in what others think and need. To enjoy her youth, to be easy on herself, to allow herself room to make mistakes and live. Live life freely. To breathe. Breathe in and out, breathe and live in every moment and not think so much about what has passed and what is to come. To relax, chill out and know it will all work out.
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