“At some point you have to stop acting like bad things are still happening to you”.
This is just one the nuggets that run around in my head when negative self-talk tries to overtake me.
That wisdom nuggets is from my grandmother. She has dropped many on me in her 71 years of thriving.
Very few come born with the silver spoon of greatness in their mouths,
And even for those few the spoon can often end up gagging the life right out of them.
No one is spared from the perils of this fallen world, no one.
We all have experienced unpleasant situations;
The plans that never happened, the desires never fulfilled, the trust that was broken, the dreams that turned into nightmares.
Non preferred occurrences will continue to happen as long as we live,
It comes with the territory.
How we respond to these occurrences is what define us, what shapes us and what ultimately determines our legacy.
How will you be remembered by those that love you?
It would be easy for me to frequently discuss all the negatives that pass through my life, as I’m sure you can too,
But why would I do that? Who would benefit from the negative vibes? Would this be pleasing to God? What value would it add to my existence?
Sad stories get turned off. Energy suckers get avoided. I never want to be seen as a negative Nellie.
Don’t get me wrong. There needs to be a time to grieve, to mourn, to hurt, to make amends with the disturbances of your life.
There needs to be a moment to deal with the ugly. Go to counseling, I did. It works, if you work it. You have to do your part.
But then, let that crap go and move on with your purpose. Move on with giving life to others. Move into your destiny. Empower don’t enslave.
I know women that make death look better than aging. That’s harsh, I know, but it’s true.
Women who never heal, never move on, never get over it. They are stuck in the past and scared to open a new chapter. It can become depressing if you focus on them.
But then there are the women that make aging look glorious, powerful and freeing.
They’ve outfitted their scars in the finest gold. They have testimonies not woe is me stories. They turn bruises into lessons. They empower, uplift and guide.
They inspire me. They refresh me. I crave the time I spend with them. They are walking examples of Titus 2 women. I thank God for them.
I am intentionally making daily choices that I pray will pay off. I want to be like the power Queens I mentioned above. Women who own their femininity and manger their Queendoms positively no matter what comes their way.
I hope to be the lighthouse to the lost ships one day.
So how about you? Are you someone’s Titus 2 light beacon? If not, it’s never too late to become a woman of positive influence. Just be intentional. If you still have breath, you still have time to:
Be Well + Do Good In The World + Live Full Out