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.
There was once an oak tree in the middle of the forest.
This tree stood for hundreds of years, but had no signs to show it.
One summer morning, the oak tree met a whisper of wind.
This sort of weather was not common during summer, but changes were no surprise to the oak tree.
The wind accompanied by rain grew as the sun began to fall.
The oak tree didn’t bend, rock, or seem even slightly phased by the surprising weather.
The rain asked,” Why won’t you simply ask me to stop?
You are just an old and weak oak tree. These conditions are not meant for you to withstand.”
The humbled oak tree responded ever so quietly,” I have been standing for many years…
Rain, you will only last a season. You may be here now, but you will not be here forever.
I’ve been through each season before, and I’ll be here through many seasons to come.”“There will be times in our lives where we will experience difficulties. It is very crutial to understand hard times and tribulations cannot last forever. With every experience of your life, you gain wisdom that you can share with others. During the tougher days or seasons, remain grounded by your roots on Earth. God will never leave nor forsake you, so although sometimes the gift of life may bring hardship, eternal love will shelter you. Hold on to your roots.
Always strive to be the oak tree.”
Psalms 1:3 reads: “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
God is nothing short of amazing; omnipotent and almighty. The biblical reference to Psalms was used to explain how God will bless all followers of Christ. Like the tree, we have to be planted, secured and considered as God’s property. We have to be rooted in grounded through our faith in order to be a vessel. When we have God, we have unlimited growth.
The man who whole-heartedly seeks favor from God will find it.
He will bring patience in the time of suffering,
The man who seeks favor from God will bring peace to the troubled mind,
He will carry the brightest and purest of all light.
The man who seeks favor from God will bring gifts of wisdom, faith and love.
“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.
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.
The fact that we are now in the year 2017 and an individual cannot be themselves without being in fear of negative connotations from another person is beyond disgusting. We as people need to get rid of not only stereotypes, but judging people overall.
Everyday is an oppportunity to learn something new! What’s even better than that is having the opportunity to share your growth with someone else. Seven is the number of completion. I was also born May 7th and it took God seven days to create Earth. Here are seven things I learned at the age of twenty.
I’m constantly beating the odds.
Using God’s support as a whip and success as my mule.
I’m whipping my mule, guiding it exactly where I want it to go.
IM IN-CHARGE OF MY DESTINY.
To the ladies who became business women, scientist and inventors,
Thank you for teaching me this is a woman’s world.
To the African Americans who were beaten, whipped and even killed,
Thank you for fighting for my future & inspiring me to make my life worth it.
To the protestors who stopped traffic and simply held their signs,
Thank you for teaching me violence isn’t the only solution to injustice.
You Matter To Me.
Week Ending: March 19, 2017.
“Life isn’t always easy, but the journey you take allows you to become who you are meant to be. Life is also far too short to not appreciate every single aspect of it. The best and happiest moments of your life often occur when you realize that even the smallest things matter. They sometimes hold the most value.”