Do what you must to enjoy the ride.#ijq365 #aimhigh #dreambigger #behappy #unapologetically #seeyouatthetop
Caution: Taking the time to reflect on where you are, how you got there and where you would like to be may result in weak knees and the awareness of lemons flying at your crown from out of nowhere. However, doing so is necessary. We all must perform self-evaluations. I mean, the world around you evaluates you every millisecond of each day; might as well get to know your true self. If you don’t, you could miss the opportunity to dodge a fast pitched lemon and find yourself searching for your crown, instead of sipping on a cool drink of lemonade that you made from it. Champagne splitz in my bag…SWAG.
Face the “makings of you” with courage, LOVE and open arms. There can be only one you and everything that you have encountered and endured has made you the force to be reckoned with that you are today. Be fierce, fearless, faith-filled and forever in flight…growing stronger daily.
I don’t care that it took Beyonce’s Formation to light the fire for you Queens, just keep it burning with your self-awareness and self-love. No matter how the day ends, you will be a part of it so make your position a powerful one. Don’t lose yourself. If you do, you have lost it all. Sip that. 😉 #IJQ365
Since the beginning of the year, I have been holding tight to my resolution of staying focused; focused on what it takes for me to have peace and enjoy my journey; focused on all things that are important to me; focused on embracing change with a smile.
Recently, I decided to make a move for my betterment…literally. See, the phrase “to each its own” reigns true for me. What I may see as wonderful, the next person may view as awful, and no matter the perception, it reveals what side of the fence you are on: optimistic or pessimistic. And what side of the fence you’re on determines how joy-filled your days will be. I have committed to loving my loved ones more and making time for a phone call and giggles.
There were so many times that I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person being reflected. I wasn’t smiling on the inside. There was no glow. That is not like me, but it can be anyone. I began to take notice of all the amazing people and events in my life and thought: “Life is too short and precious to issue an APB for your true reflection.” Life is too short to not put forth an effort for your long lasting happiness. Life is too short to miss out on the thrill of building a life with the one you love. You may have heard and will hear me say many times over that life is made up of moments…small irretrievable moments, thus making them all the more valuable. Don’t miss your moment to make a move. Pray on your decisions and take a step of faith. We can’t live for John, Jane, our parents, peers or anyone. Live right and live strong for your children. I am solely focused on my family structure and that means having a growing spirit, open heart and mind, a successful career and lots of love and laughter. Life will be hard, but that’s okay. There will be pain and there will be tears, just make sure you have the best company for the good times and the rough spots…Note: He is always available and there.
Change happens around us everyday, beyond our control and we must be prepared to accept it and embrace it when it comes. Life is so very short and it is imperative that we make our days count. Make your days ROCK! Life is also way too short and precious to close your eyes to the opportunities for success at life and love. I am not standing in front of a mirror right now, but I can say I am surely beaming. Commit to moving forward commit to having peace and joy.
Tune in to Life and Love Under New Management this Friday, April 1, 2011. Visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/qspeaks for episode details and archived shows. Feel free to forward letters and questions that you want read and discussed on the air to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace, Love and Empowerment to you all!