Is it too late, or right on time? Is it what you’re waiting on, or what you forgot about? Is it still fresh, or just last month’s thought?
A pencil begins unsharpened, but only becomes sharpened when a writer desires to create. If the pencil is to break, what was previously created is not altered. The broken end is left and the creator has to decide to either leave it broken, or resharpen it. This is true with life. If you break, you still have the ability to resharpen and create. The benefit now is that your life will carry your experiences in beautiful grooves. True creators do not allow their obstacles to hinder them. They use them to grow, develop and become advanced.
I’ve run and always returned.
I’ve tried to hide, but I’ve never had a reason.
There are times where I felt empty, but not anymore.
Leola Foster was more than just a woman who loved her family. She was a symbol for unity and wisdom. Ms.Shine had a heart of gold. On summer days, I would sit on her front porch and listen to stories about her childhood while staring into those Alabama country hills. I would look into the hills and understand that these moments wouldn’t be forever. They are however, memories I will always hold on to in the depths of my heart.
She was born August 1926 and passed away September 2, 2017. Today is her funeral service.
She bore 12 children in her lifetime and my grandfather was the eldest of them all. She was also a sharecropper who purchased 100 acres of land for her entire family to live on. My great-grandmother also had 50+ grand and great grand children, but she loved them all equally. She was witty, and always had a joke to tell. She would give her last for her family.
When she stated she was ready to go home, she knew the place she would go to was better than her temporary earthly home. I know one day we will meet again. I can hear her voice echoing she loves me.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of love and unity this delicate soul brought to her family. I pray that I become at least a portion of her wisdom and humility. Born in 1926, she’s survived every form of oppression African-Americans still fight today and for that, I will be forever grateful to call her my great-grandmother. God has gained a faithful and kind-spirited angel. Until the day we meet again, Rest well Ms. Shine. “I love you, and always will.” 7-29-26 – 8-2-17
“For the LORD will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” (Psalms 91:11)
I love you, and I’m glad you chose to read my blog. I hope you enjoy…
I pray for peace and healing.
I pray to one day see the place that I call my heavenly home.
I pray for patience and endurance.
I pray for understanding. Continue reading “A Silent Devotion”
While I was away for the week, I spent time with family that lives in Alabama. I went to numerous BBQs, shopped and went to a local flee market.
“He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.” 🌱(Proverbs 11:28)
Becoming a wife, mother, grandmother and mentor in my future is a blessing that I accept and will continue to progress towards as a woman. There are a couple of things I would like to talk about in regards to how to become a better version of yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want any of you to think I feel as though I am perfect. The only person that is perfect and completely without flaw is God. Everyday, I only aspire and hope to be better physically, mentally and spiritually.
I don’t have a reason to cry,
But I have every reason to smile.
I know that I am blessed and God has been helping me the whole while…
Last week, I was all about sharing things I’ve learned about self motivation, and how important it is to encourage yourself through the toughest time. This week has really put what I’ve said to the test.
Self-Motivation is defined as,”finding a reason and strength to complete a task, even when challenging, without giving up or needing another to encourage them.”
Not only should an individual require motivation from others, but from themselves. Self-motivation increases confidence and knowledge. Self-motivation should keep you going from day-to-day. It is the only form of motivation that will last a lifetime. It’s is the only form I accept in my life because it is the purest.