How are you this evening? How is the weather treating you or better yet how is life treating you? How have you been mentally, emotionally, and physically all this week?
As for me, I’m relaxing this evening so I decided to do a blog. Today the weather was 54 degrees and it actually felt good to be outside. I was not in the mood for cold winter weathers even though Pennsylvania does get snow. Anyhow I’m happy there was any snow even though a white christmas looks so beautiful! It really is a beautiful thing to be able to witness the beauty of nature and its surroundings. Life continues to be a blessing for me despite some challenges to overcome.
Mentally, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. Emotionally, I’ve had some good days as well as some challenging days. Physically, I’ve been relaxing for the past few days watching “Being Mary Jane” featuring Gabrielle Union. I’ve never watched the show until day before yesterday for the first time. I normally don’t watch television, because I feel like they are a distraction. Anyhow I just wanted to relax for a change without doing anything other than enjoying my quiet time. I’ve got to say that watching “Being Mary Jane” was very interesting and had me thinking about life in general and how things has changed from the past to the present. I love how there are so many quotes on the show. The one that stood out was “If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are” by Oprah Winfrey! I thought that was very profound.
I had to ask myself this question, “Do I understand who I am?” I ask myself that, because I do not want my fame/success define who I am. I would rather for people to understand the meaning of my passion behind the things I choose to do. We all may have successful careers, moments, etc, but the question is “Do we understand who we are when we achieve those milestones?” In the early stages of my life while I was in school from elementary to graduate, I did not understand who I was when I had achieved those milestones despite receiving numerous of awards for my resilience and academic achievements. It wasn’t until June 2017 I started taking steps to understand who I was. As I continue to embrace and understand myself, I find it much rewarding that I can give back to the community in a productive way. Here is another of Oprah Winfrey’s quote “Turn your wounds into wisdom. … to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service”.
I don’t regret any of the wounds I’ve endured in my life, because it has made me wise. We all know that wisdom is far more precious than rubies. If you don’t know that, then read the book of Proverbs in the Bible. In the Bible it says “anyone asking for wisdom, it shall be given”. Being humble and content in your current situation teaches you wisdom to be grateful and to always remember what it felt like when you were in a particular situation. Don’t forget where you’ve came from and always remember what it had taught you. Your situation can save some one else’s life and that is a gift in itself to save another person’s life through you sharing your story. I was always told that my stories I’ve endured in this life is not meant for me to keep to myself, but to share with others so that their lives could be touched in a way that will help them to survive and know that we all have a purpose on this earth. Often times we may not know what that purpose is. But I will share that our purpose usually stems from our pain and fear that we often refused to address. Sadly, many does not know that addressing those things, we hinder our growth, our breakthrough, our blessings, but most of all from saving someone else through our story.
I leave this message with you all to think about and reflect on “Do I understand who I am?” Do you want your fame/success to define who you are or do you rather define yourself before the fame/success? There are so many successful people especially those in the acting, music, or other industries who does not understand who they are, instead their success defines who they are. This is why so many of them gets lost into habits that are hard to get out of and some who are contemplating suicide, or has committed suicide. We all need to take ownership of ourselves, forgive ourselves, love ourselves, be selfish with ourselves and so much more. We need to stop lying to ourselves saying that we are fine when we are not despite the fact it is the norm to say “I’m fine, how about yourself?” Don’t treat yourself as the norm, hold yourself to a higher standard. Make the most of the last few weeks of 2018. Be ready to bring it on in 2019! Remember 2018 is preparation for us to be able to handle what 2019 brings. Don’t think negative or else you will attract negative energies. Think positive so that you can attract positive energies. It is the law of the Universe. Remember you are what you think. I wish you all a safe holiday and New Year full of love, peace, happiness, good health, and the desires of your heart.