As I become stronger, wiser, more giving and loving, I am better able to lift others up. You see, while I know these things, I am so very grateful to God for sticking with me during the "stupid" years.
Years of learning and growing. Years of having an open mind to consider I just might be wrong. Not only acknowledging that fact, but more, working to change it. Working on shedding the lies I was told and lies I told myself.
Stop apologizing for everything. We all have a right to space on this planet. We all have value. We all serve a purpose. To earn respect, one must first respect others.
Respecting others doesn't mean you have to be present among toxic people. These days, I keep my circle small. Full of powerful, loving, beautiful people. By beautiful, I mean beautiful souls. Souls full of gratitude and love for others.
I desire to earn a good living, life, I have worked hard, paid my dues and learned, continue learning everything I can along the way. I am confident in myself, because I decided to believe what God said about me, rather than what I said to myself.
I stand tall, head held high, not because I'm a perfect person, but because I am a flawed, sinful person who is well love by God and my people. Loved far more than I deserve.
I said to a man, just last month, "If we all got what we deserved. . . YIKES!" Just sayin'.
Fantasizing the freedom that comes with self awareness and acceptance.