People may not understand your happiness. People may question your friendliness. People may wonder about your joy. As the old folk say, “This joy that I have; the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away.” Perhaps you’re like me and you have fought to feel as blessed and grateful as you feel. Maybe you were near death as a newborn. Maybe you have been drowned by two second trimester losses. Who knows, you may have become a widow at 33 years old. Or maybe you woke up with every activity of your limbs, breathing on your own, you have keen five senses!!! It could be that you are in a wheelchair or on crutches!!! Whatever it maybe, give life all you got! I have been grieving for quite a while. In 2008 and in 2009, I loss my two boys. In 2017, the love of my life suddenly passed away. In 2018 and 2019, I didn’t know most days if I were going or coming. Unbeknownst to me, the blessing was in the pressing. My spiritual muscles are stronger. I am grasping life with both hands and all of my heart.
Today I commit to continuing to be the best me possible. I am thankful. I am grateful. The Lord has truly blessed me. I have a stable mind. I have the activity of my limbs. I have breath in my body. I feel pain. But I also feel healing. I feel hurt. But I also feel joy. I feel disappointments. But I also feel hopeful. Thanks to a mighty good Jesus for allowing me to take my rightful place in the wonderful world of 37 and satisfied!
May 16, 2021, I am going to give it all I got. In this life, I am going to possess the space afforded me. I will love with everything inside of me. Treat folk right. Tell the truth and shame the devil. Continue being persistent, pushy as my homeboy says. Be true to myself and laugh until my belly ache. Love the life you live and live the life you love. Get up, wake up, dress up and stay prayed up! I’m giving it all I got!