It may be hard… but it’s not impossible!

I was speaking to my mentor this week and she really gave me a burst of inspiration. She told me that we all have the ability to be great, we have to simply stop making excuses. There are a million reasons why we haven’t kept our commitments (even to ourselves), whether it’s a workout plan, passion project, or even setting time aside every day to pray. There will always be a reasonable excuse to let you out of the very thing that you want to do for you.

I want to encourage you to throw away at least one excuse… today. Choose one task that has sat on the shelf and make the decision to hold on to it today. Take ahold of it today and make the time to start it. Don’t try to figure out how its going to be completed, just make the decision to start!

Let me know if this helps! Selah

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Lesson from my Daughter

My daughter taught me to love myself. Birthing a beautiful chocolate princess with cotton coils and a dimpled smile opened my eyes to the beauty that is me. The way she studies how I hold my shoulders curve my lips and tame my hair brought awareness to how I carried myself.

 I had to think …

 “Am I teaching my daughter to like herself or love herself?”

“Am I putting up with my looks or appreciation my looks?”

Before my daughter I had not considered the importance of presenting myself to the world. Not as a performance, but in an intentional way that says, “I am important, I am loved, and I deserve respect.”

While I compliment my daughter and show her love, I realized that the most effective way to teach her self-worth and confidence is to SHOW self-worth and confidence.

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O the SHADE

Do you want to know what I love about the shade, in the shade you are protected from the heat of the day.

As an adult we go through so much with relationships, children, work and dreams we need the shade every now and then.  Standing in heat, no matter how beautiful the day, can be damaging. Always being on social media, constantly working, committing yourself to everything on the social calendar can be exhausting. So, take a moment to be in the shade!

Take time to unplug and be fed spiritually, emotionally, find out who you are without all beams pointing toward you.

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Let Loose

Am I the only one on this planet that must use extreme self-control when their song comes on? Currently I am in school and from time to time I must walk across campus, so of course, I am listening to music while doing so. When the music starts, I feel as if I have injected energy into my veins! It takes everything in me to just walk… I want to strut, flail my hands, stomp and more. Then, when my favorite line comes, I want to sing it as loud as I can, but… that is not what’s acceptable so what do I do????

I just walk, but just know, if you see me with headphones on, I am internally breaking it down!

Life is meant to be enjoyed. I know this topic is silly but it’s honest. We can spend so much of our life living “conveniently” or “properly” let us not forget how to dance too. I challenge you today to have a moment that breaks barriers. Have fun, laugh at yourself, dance and be free to do what makes you happy! Selah

Shout out to the MIDDLE Man

Have you ever watched a dynamic movie or read a compelling book about success? During the story, you follow the dreamer through the worst of times and then into the best of times. While you feel sorry for the dreamer as the description of poverty, sickness, or misfortune plages the character in the middle, you are still pleasant through the story because, in the end, the character achieves success.

I want to encourage someone right now who is in the middle of their success in life because the middle of the success story absolutely SUCKS lol. And that’s ok …if the middle didn’t suck you and I would be content in our old habits, and continue down the road we are on even though God wants more for us.

I want to encourage the middle man! You, my friend, are great! To be on such a journey takes tremendous courage, and drive. Don’t give up, keep walking through the mud and before you know it, you’ll be at the top of the mountain! You will make it through this don’t give up now, because the story is not yet complete. Selah #SLiM

Forgiveness Friday

As we journey into 2019 we must acknowledge the past highs and lows of 2018.

It’s time to say Bon voyage to past mistakes, relationships, and failures. It’s 2019 and the first person we will forgive this year is ourselves! While society tells us to throw away the negative things I say welcome them. Use them as a building block to say either ” I will not do that again” or ” I will not be that again.” Do not leave the unsettled attributes of a past year around for the dog to pick up and bring to you later. Sweep up the smiles, tears, laughs, and pain and put them up appropriately. You deserve to be forgiven, choose today to forgive yourself for last year! SLiM

Do what’s right…. The first time

When you don’t do what your supposed to do there are consequences. I have decided to go back to school because there is much to learn in the field of psychology. In order to give the most accurate information, I had to go back to school!

Now, in this journey I have learned to do the right thing the first time! If an assignment is due, I have a better score when I take my time and read through the assignments before giving an answer.

I’m writing this post today because God put on my spirit that many of us choose to do the right thing at the wrong time. Our life is one big assignment… instead of taking the time to develop, research, then respond; we are giving what ever answer comes to the top of our head, hoping that in the end it’s enough to suffice.

Let today be the day you choose to give your best the first time. If you’re on a job give your all! Don’t become lazy and compliant because it’s not your dream, God has you there for a reason so be effective. If you’re in a relationship be attentive and respectful, if you’re a parent, sacrifice for your personal time for time with your child.

Take time and develop yourself so that when you present yourself to the world you give your best answer.

Selah.

Meditation Monday:

Do you know how to center yourself? We are constantly receiving information from people, social media,  employers, magazines and more that shape and mold how we see ourselves and how we experience our life. It is essential for you and me to know how to recalibrate our daily experiences and know how to get quiet in front of GOD.

This is where meditation comes in, Mediation Monday is an intentional opportunity for you to be quiet and allow God to speak to you.  Take a moment today and sit in silence. Allow Gods peace to come in and reinvent your day. Selah

Meditation Monday

Guess what…. its Monday! Here on good girl issues, I’m here to help you take control of your week. By making a few minutes to mediate, you can not only change the atmosphere, but you can change your outlook on the entire week!  In Psalms 46:10 God instructs us to be still and Know God, which means that when we choose to sit in the presence of God, with an open areas and a closed mouth, then we can attain real peace and understanding. while it is appropriate to have question and conversation with God, I challenge you to be still today. Allow God to impart His peace into your week. Selah