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)
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…
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.
It would only make sense start this blog entry “correctly”, because we have never met before and you’ve decided that THIS entry is your first impression of me. Hello Reader! My name is Dai’Jona and I’m the girl who is slowly taking more and more time away from her blog. “I’m being super irresponsible/ unreliable.” Continue reading “I’m feeling myself”
You are created, and then recreated.
A woman, who was made by a rib.
She was founded by the support of the man.
The moment she took her first breath, she was special.
I open my heart, just to love you.
I open my mind, just to understand you.
I open my eyes, just to see you. Continue reading “Sweet Love”
I haven’t been on here in a week, but I’ve been working on making things happen for myself and my future. I cannot wait to share them with you!
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.”