Kind, thoughtful and compassionate! She even gets an extra “r” in her name because she deserves it. We met when our youngest children were in kindergarten – many years ago – even though neither her nor I have actually gotten older (wink, wink). We never hung out or ran in the same circle but every time I saw her, at all the countless school activities, we would greet each other and even hug. I was drawn to her for some reason, not just because she is beautiful on the outside, but my soul felt we shared something. The Lord knew what He was doing way back then. But doesn’t He always know??? Fast forward through time and land several years ago. I can’t quite remember how it happened, due to the fact that we’ve always had a connection, but she invited me on a beach trip. Just her and I. Girl time. I had been very sick with an undiagnosed autoimmune disorder, so I wasn’t feeling my fun and silly self. This lent itself to us spending hours talking. For whatever reason we both opened up about our past and our present lives – the ups and downs. This is when I discovered why I was always captivated by her. We had both experienced and lived through some real nightmares. I won’t divulge those here. I will leave them where they are – in the past. For today, here is the good . . . I am BLESSED to call her my friend and am honored to know her. She is one of the most humble and truly genuine people I know. She isn’t afraid to fight for what she believes in and fight for others is what she does. She is co-founder of the Homeless Period Project. Go look it up! You’ll be inspired. Much Peace and Love Y’all!
It’s time for another Positive Purposeful Post from my very own LFTG jar –
Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.
Again, perfect timing for me to pull this one out of my LFTG jar. For me I am thinking of something very specific and it is both sad and hopeful. Let’s start with the sad because you know we always want to end where we can find the hopeful, the good . . . I have been reflecting on a relationship of mine since late Spring of this year. It was brought to my attention that someone highly important to me has decided to outright lie about a difficult experience that happened in my life many years ago. A few weeks later I was told more information regarding this same relationship. It was about the injustices of how I was treated in the past are actually still in my present. You know how people feel the need to tell you “You can’t live in your past?” Well that may be true but when your past is still in your present it isn’t possible to “get over it”. These unfortunate events led to one thing after another and for me just plain and simple – they snowballed! I am one for principle. I stand up for what is right and just even if it may cost me something. It doesn’t make me better or worse than anyone else. It’s just who I am. All these years I believed certain events were resolved. I also trusted I was seen for who I truly am now not for the bad choices I made when I was a teenager. I was mistaken. But for today here is the good . . . It is time for me “to forget what’s gone” – I am not a bad person and those people are not who I want them to be so I move on. It is time for me to “appreciate what still remains” – I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters, some caring extended family, and a few beloved friends who are like family to me. It is time for me to “look forward to what’s coming next” – No matter what, The Lord is always with me even if I don’t see or feel Him at that moment. He will continue to carry me throughout my days and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt He will never leave me. He has great things for me in my future. I am blessed. Peace and Love Y’all! Have a fabulous weekend!