Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Beautiful One, You Are Still Here

Yes, We Rise| Beautiful one, you are still here


Today is a day of reflection. A time of reflection of  where you are and a time of anticipation of where you’re going. Maybe, you aren’t looking forward to what lies ahead. But I just want to take a moment to help you understand that your now does not dictate your later.

You see.

When you had your first child at age fourteen, but still graduated from high school and college.

Remember. You are still here.

When your significant other decided to leave, out of the blue, yet you did not lose your mind.

Remember. You are still here.

When the doctors said that you had a 25% chance of survival and you said, “I’ll take it.”

Remember. You are still here.

When no one was around after everybody left you and God scooped you up.

Remember. You are still here.

When they gave you a severance package on Friday and you started an even better job on Monday.

Remember. You are still here.

When you started believing in your God given gifts, and folks started treating you like you were crazy.

Remember. You are still here.

When folks think you have it all together, but you know you are barely hanging on but by the Grace of God.

Remember. You are still here.

When folks try to discredit your name, only for them to find out that no one will believe them.

Remember. You are still here.

When the dream you have is delayed.

Remember. You are still here.

Think back. Think back on all of the times when you didn’t think you would make it. And look where you are right now.

Remember. You are still here.

And you are moving forward to something even better later than what you have right now.

I was inspired to write this based on one of my favorite songs. It comes from the Broadway Musical, “The Color Purple." I love this rendition by Fantasia. Take a listen. And remember Beautiful One, you are still here.


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