Sitting here reflective, remembering where I’ve been in my life, the non-productive things that I’ve done that altered my journey many years ago, and I am grateful to have emerged from the shadows a stronger person. Over the course of a lifetime you encounter so many who present themselves as one way only to find out that their motives were selfish, and their intentions devious.
Many people respect, cherish and value the gift of friendship because they understand how short our time is here in this life. The greatest benefit of having a solid support system around you at all times is that when you’re going through the rougher days you are not alone. The presence of people in our lives who truly care is where strength comes from, for united together under God’s Grace we are usually able to overcome sadness, grief, loneliness, and insecurity.
I look back on when I first started this literary journey and remember how uncertain I was about my abilities to be able to pull it off — writing a book, but I stayed focus and invested hours into developing my skills and I discovered a diligence in me that I never even knew I had.
Five books later, I have become a self published author poised to really be a recognized force in both the literary and blog radio worlds, and I cannot believe how quickly time has passed from when I first began. The thing about stepping out on faith and embracing your gift is, as uncertain as you feel inside in the beginning, the rewards from the efforts you make present themselves eventually.
During the moments when confidence seems to waiver, that solid foundation in back of you is what propels and keeps that ambitious spirit’s flame ignited, but the important thing to remember is this: all that is given to you must be returned to those who always remained true.
There were times when I didn’t know how I was going to eat, how I was going to get the gas needle in my car to move from “E” to “F”, how I was going to make rent, how I was going to pay the electric and phone bills, but I never gave up, and I never closed people out of my life during those times. The most eye-opening experience is that when I needed my space they understood and did not bombard me with unreasonable expectations, nor did they make me feel less than because I was struggling.
You see, the real test came when the “lap-top” crashed — it was a period when I was allowed to test my new wings to see if I had really learned how to fly, and I did, I really learned how to fly. I didn’t push away the people who reached out to me, I allowed them to love me, but more importantly I never forgot to love myself.
Don’t wait a lifetime to show and embrace those you care about…
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