A crisis such as global health pandemic (or race pandemic) always presents us with a turning point—for better or for worse. And how we EMERGE from crisis depends on how we perceive AND RESPOND to the crisis. The good news is WE GET TO CHOOSE how we PERCEIVE crisis AND RESPOND to it.
This past year, I decluttered. Not my house per se but my life. This global pandemic helped me to slow down and reevaluate my priorities in life. It helped me to evaluate what I was giving all of my time, attention and energy to. This past year, I would go as far as saying I’ve adopted a minimalist mindset. And it has changed my life.
They say hindsight is 20-20 because when you look back at things that have happened in your life, hopefully you’ve learned some things or gained a different perspective. Hopefully you’ve gained a new or deeper understanding of why you experienced what you did.
Good-bye, 2020! Welcome, 2021! It has been said that for every ending there is a new beginning and to that, I say “GOD I thank ya!” I am SO thankful we can receive NEW strength, NEW grace, and NEW mercy from God for each NEW day! I really don’t know where I would be or what state of mind I would be in today had it not been for God’s grace and strength sustaining me in 2020. Can I get an Amen?
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒎? Freedom from comparison, perfectionism, and self-criticism? Freedom from self-condemnation, self-loathing, and self-hate? Or freedom from poor self-esteem, poor self-image, and poor self-worth?
It was 2 years ago that I started writing my first book. My WHY is because I want to leave a legacy and my written words will live beyond me. It’s no secret that our words can give life. They can build up or tear down. Words have the power to heal and influence us toward change. But earlier this year, I stopped writing my book because I thought “Nobody cares what you have to say. So no one will read it. Besides, you don’t have the resources to even publish it.“