So I am feeling a lot better. I was under the weather taking care of my sick husband and I ended up getting what he had. I do not think it was the flu as I was able to recover a lot sooner than he did. I am grateful for being able to have a little down time but now as I get better its time to work.
There has been a lot going on in the world. So let’s dive in. I was able to catch the 60th Grammy Show this past Sunday. There were a lot of great performances and of course the Me Too movement continues on as it should. I haven’t made a public statement on it but it’s about time that these men who are using their power against women be stopped. So many women endure so many things ranging from sexual harassment to rape to get ahead or simply exist. I wish above all that young ladies and women weren’t subject to this type of behavior. It sickens me to think of my own daughters having to endure such abuse in any form. However the down side to it too is that there will be a few women use this movement for the wrong reason. My prayer is that all women would be safe no matter where they are. Shout out to all the ladies in the world taking a stand in public and in private! May the fight continue!
So I wasn’t able to do a Sunday message or a Monday motivation message due to me not feeling well. Let me say that discouragement is always around us no matter what. It’s hard to do but we must all constantly check the messages we surround ourselves around. What we listen to and entertain is super important. No matter what type of journey in life you are on, discouragement is always in our faces. Look at how the world is shaped, you log onto your computer and negativity is always present. I try my best to be sure that I change what I take in and especially what my kids take in. I shield my spirit first. This way I can assist them in what they need. Be careful to clean up your social media actions. Stop debating with everyone. Everything ain’t a fight. Sometimes letting someone have that last word is necessary for your own growth. Do you know how many people get off on saying they told you off? A LOT. Let them eat cake! You got enough time on your hands to build you. You don’t always have time to build others. I am not saying don’t be inspirational, I am saying your cup has to be full. Drink from your cup.
I find that the mind is the playground of excuses too. Sometimes you are having a bad day not because of the outside elements but because your mind is telling you something is going to be a certain way. Doubt and fear are festering in an unchecked mindset. You and you alone have the power to check that. So check it! This may be a Tuesday but to someone they struggled hard during their Monday not because it was a Monday but because they are overwhelmed emotionally and spiritually and feel lost. Feeling lost is real. It’s a feeling of despair. It robs you of joy and happiness and it makes you scared. Fear is debilitating. I have felt that pain many times. That pain that makes you want to stay in bed and cry. Getting up is easy but hard at the same time but you have to get up. This isn’t just in the physical sense but the mental and emotional sense of the word too. Whatever you lack can be fixed. It can be achieved. It is there inside of you. Just do what you feel you must and try. If you woke up your answers are going to come to you as you make moves. You were given a unique opportunity to make today better than yesterday.
I have had times when trying was all I had and then something happened, I got stronger. I had one situation line up and then slowly sometimes like a crock pot slow, things lined up. It wasn’t a fast fix. It wasn’t a microwave, convenient fix, it was a slow fix. The light didn’t shine when I woke up, sometimes only a few clouds move. If you are there you know what I am talking about. The same power that comes in the sun is the same power in the clouds. never forget that! Be encouraged today and everyday!