Every season, girls switch up their preferences. I’m starting to try a lot of NEW items. From fall, these stood out as some of my hands-down, run-to fall favorites! Leave a comment if you loved any of these 2017 fall items ☺️
How is everyone feeling today? Lately, I’ve been feeling very unmotivated and uninspired to blog. This is my outlet but I just needed to take time out for myself. With that being said..
As I sit in a silent room alone, I began to think back to the person I was just 6 months ago. I’d just finished college, and I turned 21. My life had just began to start, and I was so utterly confused- yet excited. I celebrated- I partied and had the best nights of my life. I worked and developed saving tactics that made it easy for me to afford the things that I needed. Outsiders would think that I had it all. So did I.
It wasn’t until today as I sat in on my break that I began to into an introspective state. This isn’t something that took me by surprise, because I tend to analyze myself very often. Today, however I was very very surprised with myself and the way that I viewed myself was a little different that any other day.
Lately, I’ve become very in touch with my spiritual side. Throughout my life, I’ve always been raised in church but recently, my connections have been deeper, personal and more sincere. It wasn’t until my great-grandmother passed that I experience genuine faith. Putting your complete trust into someone whom you cannot see may sound very strange to the average person, but not to me.
I introspect to make sure that I’m focused on my mental health-and that I am being the best person that I can. I am extremely amazed and I feel very over-whelmed with the great things place in front of me. First off, I want to thank you for spending time out of your day and out of your life your life to understand the words of my heart.
I have became a leader, mentor a guide, a better friend, a harder worker and a spiritual being. I absolutely love myself. I have no one to credit but God. I’ve asked him to take me in as his vessel and allow me to carry a light. I plan to continue to grow- but it’s always good to look back and admire how far you’ve come in life. I know I’m not a finished project ( and quite frankly- I never will be) but I’m enjoying my journey and headed towards my destination.
I feel genuine happiness in my heart; joy. I feel emotions that as a teenager were dormant. I am growing into a young lady, a godly woman and an example to the younger generation. Thank you so much for being a silent listening ear. This is so sappy (I know-lol) but I really had to get this off of my chest 🙂 Thank you for walking along this journey called “life” with me.
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?
I’d like to talk about a subject that many people pretend is non-existent. We live in a society where people don’t want to suffer. But when you understand the journey, you understand that in order for you to get to the “prize”, you have to go down Suffer Street. We have to understand that our journey is not the final destination. In order to get to our blessing on the other side, we have to travel down this street.
When you think about your path in life and all of the things you want to achieve, at the end of you life, what holds the most value and teaches the most life lessons? The journey or the end result?
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
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”